At Goodwood House, pupils can have a tour of the staterooms, learning the history and heritage of the Richmond family and discovering the fascinating world of the Ancient Egyptians in the Egyptian dining room. Portraiture and patterns can be studied whilst enjoying Goodwood's celebrated art, porcelain, tapestry and furniture collections.
An example of workshops according to the key stage is provided below:
Portraits and Patterns
Whilst learning about the history of the Richmond family, children get an opportunity to examine Goodwood's fabulous collection of family and royal portraits. Why were they painted? What do the pictures tell us about the people? How were they made? Examine painting techniques, body proportions and composition. Tour the staterooms looking specifically at the portraits, then spend time in the ballroom focussing on one portrait or theme, before creating your own self-portrait using watercolour pencils and collage.
Goodwood House is crammed with patterns to discover. See how artists and craftsmen through history have used the pattern as decoration on a wide range of objects and materials. Use sketchbooks to select, collect and connect as a starting point for developing into projects at school.
Awesome ancient Egyptians
The stunning Egyptian Dining Room at Goodwood House provides the perfect backdrop for pupils to discover the characteristic features of Ancient Egypt. Students develop their understanding of this ancient civilisation, using the sources of information to make observations and deductions about life and beliefs at the time. Activities include a handling session; observational drawing of symbols and images; discussion on the rituals of death; the art and importance of writing; making a papyrus bookmark using hieroglyphs; mummifying a teddy. This session can also include a tour of other Staterooms at Goodwood House, depending on availability.
KS3 and above
Goodwood House offers art students wonderful opportunities for projects on portraits, furniture, textiles, pattern and history. Teachers are most welcome to book a free pre-visit, to assess the potential and plan a project.