Neolithic Workshops for the British Museum

This month I’ll be working with the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre at the British Museum to deliver a ‘Neolithic Workshop’ for children aged 7+. The workshop will run at 11am and 2.30pm on the Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd March, running for around 2 and a half hours each.

Possibly the most exciting thing to ever happen - our workshops advertised in the British Museum 'What's On' newsletter!

Possibly the most exciting thing to ever happen – our workshops advertised in the British Museum ‘What’s On’ newsletter!

The workshop blurb reads:

Learn about the techniques used to explore Neolithic sites and be inspired by a reconstruction from Skara Brae. Then work with archaeologists to create your own piece of Neolithic art using digital technology.

Essentially the workshops will provide an introduction to the Neolithic, an examination of some examples of Neolithic art in the British Museum prehistory gallery (carved stone balls and some decorated pottery – I suspect some of the pottery in the gallery is actually Bronze Age, but hey, I’m working with what I have!), then the kids will be making their own artefacts in clay and decorating them back in the Samsung lab. Once they are happy with their Neolithic-inspired creations we’ll be teaching them how to make a 3D model of their artefact using photogrammetry.

So basically it’s going to be a brilliant weekend of Neolithic mayhem bringing together sticky clay-covered hands and fancy technology, what could possibly go wrong??

This was the result last time I did arts and crafts with children.

This was the result last time I did arts and crafts with children. Well, I say “children”, it was one lone four year old.

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4 comments

  1. Very cool! Never mind the kids – I want to sign up!

  2. Ditto John’s comment! I think you should persuade the BM to run a session for grown-ups. We want to play too!

  3. Ha, I’ve had so many adults saying they want to come too! Parents accompany their kids so if you can find some children you are more than welcome 😀

  4. […] it home to Glasgow after a busy weekend in London running the Neolithic Art workshops for children at the British Museum’s Samsung Digital Discovery Centre. It was loads of fun […]

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