Topic: Educational events

The Big Draw Teachers Open Evening

Teachers attending our Open Evening with Barbara Hepworth ‘Summer Dance’ 1972 © of the Artist and the New Art Centre

The Roche Court Educational Trust held an open evening in October 2013 for teachers to learn more about the work of the Trust and to join with other teachers to share experiences and practical ideas. A short presentation was given on the work of the Trust and the opportunities offered by taking part in ARTiculation. 

To celebrate the month of the national initiative the BIG Draw, teachers had the chance to join in drawing exercises around the Sculpture Park to explore ways of looking at sculpture and they also took part in a large collaborative Teachers’ BIG Draw.


The next Teachers Evening will be held on February 10th 2014.  Please email: to book your place.   This event is Free.

Annual Schools’ Competition

Design a playground game

Eva Rothschild ‘Someone& Someone’ (2009)

This year’s annual schools’ competition asks students aged 7-18 years old to design a simple playground game.

Each year The Trust runs a competition sponsored by the John Lewis Partnership that fosters collaboration between different school departments.

Previous years’ competitions have included Sculpture Songs (Art & Music), Look Up (Art & Geography), Secret Life (Art & Mathematics) and Artists’ Chairs (Art & Design). The competition is judged in the three categories below:

Junior (Yr2-Yr 6) 1st Prize: £50 2nd Prize: £25
Middle (Yr7-Yr9) 1st Prize: £75 2nd Prize: £50
Senior (Yr10-Yr13) 1st Prize: £100 2nd Prize: £75

For further information and to download an entry form please click here for the playground game competition flyer 2012
Or contact Emma Kerr on: 01980 862244 or

Big Draw Workshops

Walk the Line

The theme for this years The Big Draw is Lines, inspired by Paul Klee’s famous description of drawing, ‘taking a line for a walk’.

School Workshop Tuesday 16 October 2012
Artist Tim Knowles will lead a workshop for schools on Tuesday 16 October to explore the pre-eminence and power of the line, mapping familiar and unfamiliar journeys using GPS. *Please note this is a closed event.

Monday 29 October 2012
Family workshops

Workshop 1 10am til 12.30pm

Workshop2 1.30pm til 4pm.

Led by Education Officer Emma Kerr and the Roche Court Educational Trust team.

How might we be able to record our walks and experiences? Can you take a line for a walk? Can you draw and walk the same line?

Richard Long ‘Tame Buzzard Line’ 2001

Discover some of the answers for yourself in a fun, practical workshop exploring the work of Richard Long and other artists in the park. As a group we will take an artists’ walk around the park, drawing, recording and collecting what we can see.Explore a variety of drawing techniques, making studies of your experiences and creating individual and group drawings to take home! Come and celebrate the art of drawing.Pre-booking for any workshop is essential. £5 per person and children must be accompanied by an adult.

For further information please contact Emma Kerr on: 01980 682244 /