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Art and the Machine

Herschel telescope

Herschel telescope

Key Stage: Adaptable
Length: 1-2 hours (adaptable)
Maximum number: See Planning a visit [1]

This is an opportunity for art students to use the resources of the museum to explore ideas relating to mechanism and movement in art.

A brief introduction higlights the influence of the machine in art including 20th-century movements such as Futurism.

Students will be able to spend time making drawings and taking photographs of objects on display in the Museum. This can be followed by a session in the Education Room in which students are encouraged to experiment with collage techniques using photocopied and printed images.

Painting with collage, Christopher Parkin (2004) [2]

Painting with collage, Christopher Parkin (2004)