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

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

Coming Soon

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!

How do I enrol?

You are not referred to the Recovery College, you can simply enrol yourself, or on behalf of someone, for any of our courses that may be of interest to you. Our courses are open to all adults and we welcome carers, supporters and professionals too.

More about enrolment

Student resources

Read our documents and policies for students after enrolling on a course.

View documents

Similar courses

An introduction to personality disorder (16-25)|

This workshop is for people who are interested in learning about what personality disorder means and how it may affect them or somebody they care about. It will include:- An...

View course An introduction to personality disorder (16-25)
Create a bottle light (16-25)|

Brighten up the dark nights with a beautifully hand-crafted bottle light to keep or to give as a gift. Come along to be with like-minded people, coming together in a...

View course Create a bottle light (16-25)

All courses