Art and Craft in the Local Economy

New for KS2

“Many thanks to you all. We had a great experience and certainly will be back!”

Alder Bridge Steiner-Waldorf School

Online: £30 (45 minute session)

Onsite: £100 (1.5 hour session)

Explore the incredible stories and work of three of our local artists and craftspeople in this interactive workshop. This workshop gives students the chance to learn about the amazing but possibly little known stories of some of our great local artists and craftspeople including a blacksmith (Arthur Holloway), a canal ware artist (Frank Jones) and a bowl turner (George Lailey). Offering hands on opportunities to explore their work and what influenced it, students will create their own art to take back to school inspired by what they have seen.


  • Suitable for Key Stage 2
  • Investigate real objects from the period
  • Hands on and creative opportunities



  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing and sculpture with a range of materials
  • learn about great artists, architects and designers in history


  • a local history study


  • Look at physical features in the local area


  • identify different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers or insects: head thorax, abdomen, wings, legs



  • To understand more about local artists and their use of the local area in crafting
  • To explore the museum’s collections to find out more about artists’ work
  • To create pieces of artwork through a number of mediums
  • To explore local craft stories


Bookings and Enquiries

For enquiries, please contact us on or call us on 0118 378 8660. To book, please use the form below, or feel free to email or call.