Image of a hand making Clay Creatures at the Harley Foundation


Clay Creatures Workshop

Wednesdays & Fridays

This clay workshop for pupils in KS1 & 2 will show students how artists have responded to creatures real and imaginary throughout history.

The session will start with a visit to Michelle Reader’s horse sculptures in the Harley Courtyard, learning about how she was inspired by ice age ponies and nineteenth century race horses.

Pupils will then visit the Portland Collection Museum to see paintings by Stubbs, silver gilt candelabra adorned with insects,and a statuette of St. George and the dragon. All while taking part in a series of art challenges and activities.

Following this, pupils will engage in a practical hands-on workshop with clay, designing and creating their own clay creature.

By participating in this workshop, pupils will:

  • Draw inspiration from historic artefacts and gallery displays.
  • Learn about great artists from history. (Art & Design Curriculum for KS2).
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design. (Art & Design Curriculum for KS2).
  • Produce creative work. (Art & Design Curriculum for KS1 & 2).
  • Become proficient in sculpture and other art techniques. (Art & Design Curriculum for KS2).

Booking Information

For children in KS1 & KS2 with curriculum links to Art & History

09:30 – 12:30pm

Selected Wednesdays & Fridays from 4th October

£7 per child (including clay)