Celebrate Wakefield’s Year 2024 Exhibition – Creative Workshop (16-25)

Face to Face Discovery College Courses (for 16-25 year olds)

Our partners at the West Yorkshire History Centre are inviting students to come along to create art and craft pieces inspired by the records within the John Goodchild Collection to be part of the West Yorkshire History Centre exhibition.

John Goodchild was a local historian and antiquarian who amassed this collection over his lifetime. Believed to be one of the largest private collections relating to Yorkshire collected by a single individual, the John Goodchild Collection truly reflects our Yorkshire heritage with a wide variety of records from 12th century onwards.

You will have the opportunity to look at how the areas around us have changed, how they look now compared to the past and how would we like them to look in the future?  We will use a series of picture postcards, letters, advertisements and journals from the collection to think about what’s changed since they were created and how quickly things are changing now with buildings coming and going.  We will use drawings & paintings, crafting patches & calligraphy to create something new from something old.

You will have the opportunity to experience original archival records, gain confidence and skills in using Archive services and have fun creating your own masterpiece for the exhibition.

Whether it’s a poem or a painting, the work created by the students will form part of our John Goodchild Exhibition, our Year 2024 celebrations and be displayed in the West Yorkshire History Centre for all visitors to see!

Please ensure you let the College know at the time of booking if you have any dexterity issues or other concerns around using smaller pieces of equipment. Our crafting sessions often use equipment that may be more challenging to use with dexterity issues (such as pencils, pastels, sewing equipment or paintbrushes) and if informed in advance, we are able to make our sessions fully accessible for those with additional crafting support needs.

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