V&A Door to Design
Victoria & Albert Museum School Workshop Programme & Exhibition
YOU&ME was one of three artists appointed by the Victoria & Albert Museum's Learning Centre to run a series of workshops with Years 4 & 5 of Holy Trinity C of E Primary School as part of its programme for Primary Schoolds and Families. Using the V&A's new Exhibition Road entrance as inpiration, 'Door to Design' seeked to teach children about architecture, heritage and structures. The school's pupils and teachers worked alongside YOU&ME to explore how the new entrance welcomes visitors as well as the V&A's rich collection and architectural features, to inpired their own architectural designs.
A series of sessions took place, where the children explored different media and forms of representation, from drawing on a large 25 metre long roll of paper in the V&A's gallery space, to making their own imagined playspaces out of string, sticks, plastecine, stenciling and roller painting. The final outcome was an oversized interactive jigsaw puzzle inspired by the V&A's collections and architectural features, which could form endless 3D structures.
The project culminated in a display and celebratory family day in the new Community Space based in the V&A's Sackler Centre. The aim of the family day was to bridge the children's lives at school with their lives at home, raise aspirations and enable a broader range of people to engage with heritage and design.