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Learning at Black Country Living Museum

Key Stage 2/3: Canal Art Workshop

Additional Activities and Learning Experiences

Cost: £15                   Duration: 1 Hour             Number in group: Maximum 25

This activity will introduce students to a traditional canal craft that they can see on the narrow boats at the Museum. They will be taught the traditional “roses” style of canal art painting and will decorate a tile to take back to the school with them at the end of the session.


Learning Objectives

  • To gain an appreciation and understanding of traditional Black Country art, craft and design
  • To know how art and design both reflect and shape our history and contribute to our culture
  • To have the opportunity to develop new skills and improve their mastery of art and design techniques
  • To develop confidence, competence, imagination and creativity
  • To explore ideas for different purposes


Associated Resources


Booking a Visit


Our Booking Team are available to offer help and advice when planning a visit. All educational groups must book in advance.

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Did you know?

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By 1846, steam engine design had developed so fast that the engine fitted to the SS Great Britain was capable of 1000 horsepower.

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