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TT1819 Cultural Catalogue


PRIMARY, SECONDARY, POST-16 & SEN OFFERS Victoria & Albert Museum Project Name Performance Design & Make-up About the Project The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London is the world's largest museum of art, design & performance, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. We offer a wide range of gallery tours, practical workshops, exhibition visits, events, screenings and projects for pupils aged from EYFS-KS5 and post-16. Our focus is on the collections and galleries of the V&A and, as the leading museum of art, design and performance, our main curriculum focus is on these three areas, though our primary offer is particularly rich in links to English, history and R.E. For this offer, we are providing details of our performance focussed design sessions: • Design for Performance Workshop (Set) • Design for Performance Workshop (Costume) • Stage Make-up Workshop At the start of the session, students are taken on a short tour of the Theatre and Performance Galleries to see some of the costumes and set model boxes in the national collection of performing arts and make-up displays of the show ‘Wicked’. They then work back in the studio and will either: • Use simple materials to create a model box or rough designs for a costume. Please specify at the time of booking if you would like to focus on set design or costume design • Be shown a full demo on one student of a make-up design. This can either focus on Make-up for Musicals, Basic Special FX, Make-up styles through History or Tips for Schools Productions If there is a specific text or performance you have in mind to focus on, do let us know that too when you book. We also offer a Perform Tour, a 1-hour theatre and performance gallery tour, which is free of charge, however this is not accompanied by a workshop. 56

PRIMARY, SECONDARY, POST-16 & SEN OFFERS Design for Performance Workshop (Set) is suitable for upper KS-5. Suitability Design for Performance Workshop (Costume) is auditable for upper KS2-5. Stage Make-up Workshop is suitable for KS-5. We have specific dates that these sessions run on. Therefore, please ask the bookings office for details. Dates, Location & Format These are practical design sessions led by professional designers, that run from 10.30 – 14.30 at the V&A in London. Design for Performance: Set or Costume • Increased awareness of the design process • Increased knowledge of different staging possibilities and the challenges they present. • Increased confidence in discussing and elaborating on design decisions in relation to what a text might indicate about character and themes. Learning Outcomes Design for Stage Make Up • Increased awareness of the skills involved in stage make-up design • Increased knowledge of techniques and equipment used in make-up design • Increased knowledge in make-up styles and in period make-up • Increased awareness of health and safety and good practice in applying and using make-up products Teacher Commitment & Training Liaising with the V&A to book dates and times, as well as arranging all transport to and from London. Pupils present design decisions and ideas to the rest of the group. What happens at the end? They can then take their finished work with them to develop further back in the classroom (Set/Costume). Pupils work on each other to apply their skills in a practical way. (Stage Make Up) Other Resources/Support Using photographs of objects in the gallery, to create mood boards and note the development of further ideas for design. 57