Home educators: Changing States

Tuesday 26 March
£9 per child
Suitable for ages 6-10 year olds (must be accompanied by an adult)

Join us for our Home Educators: Changing States Workshop on Tuesday 26 March from 10.00-2.15pm.

In this workshop, children will:

  • Learn about the science of glass with exciting experiments using a range of materials. Practice measuring and making predications.
  • Discuss findings and write up the outcomes of the experiments.
  • Draw the experiments and label the equipment.
  • Create a fused glass tile using coloured glass tiles and frit. Learn about the glass fusing process of heating and cooling and how a kiln works.

*Fused glass needs to be fired in the kiln so pieces must be collected at a later date. We aim to have these ready for collection approximately 10-14 days after the workshop date but cannot guarantee it.

Home Educator FAQs

Will tickets be available on the day?

Home Educated workshops are very popular and have a strict capacity and therefore must be booked in advance.

Do children need to be accompanied by an adult?

Yes. Children are the responsibility of accompanying adults at all times. Children should not be left unattended in activities or to wander around the centre alone.

What is the adult to child ratio?

We want to accommodate as many children as possible. One adult can bring up to four children.

What do we do about lunch?

Packed lunches are the most efficient way for our home educated visitors to enjoy lunch (without too much time pressure.) A lunchroom is available for packed lunches. Food and snacks can be purchased from the café though we cannot guarantee that you would be able to eat in time and get back to the activity as per the learning itinerary. Eating is not allowed during the interactive session in Learning Space A.

My child has additional learning needs – what facilities are available?

Ear defenders are available and can be borrowed from our Visitor Services reception desk. If you require a quiet space, one of our learning team will be happy to provide access to a quiet space upon request. If you feel you or your child would benefit from entering the Learning Space before the start of the interactive session to get settled and meet the facilitator, then please mention when booking or speak to a member of staff on the day. Additionally, there will be a Sensory Corner set up in the Learning Space with a range of objects relevant to the session as well as books and fidget objects. We also have pre-visit videos and social stories which can be found online.

Terms and conditions (conduct, supervision, lateness and cancellations)  

Conduct and behaviour: You are responsible for the conduct of your children at all times. Severely disruptive behaviour may lead to your family being asked to leave National Glass Centre/Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art.

Supervision: Children are the responsibility of accompanying adults at all times. Children should not be left unattended in activities or to wander around National Glass Centre alone.

Lateness: Plan your journey to arrive at least ten minutes before your workshop or session.

Ticket cancellations: Ticket cancellations are subject to the same terms and conditions as general admission tickets. View our booking terms and conditions.

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