Georgia O’Keeffe Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition
The Point Gallery, South Parade, DN1 2DR
15 January – 20 March 2022
Doncaster teachers are invited to bring their pupils to the gallery at The Point in Doncaster to see Georgia O’Keeffe: Memories of Drawings – a brand new Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition presenting a remarkable collection of work from pioneering American artist, Georgia O’Keeffe.
There are a range of opportunities for teachers:
Teachers can bring classes and pupils when The Point is open. Our opening times are on The Point website here: https://thepoint.org.uk/visit-us/
Please book in so we can ensure that the gallery is available and that we can ensure the best experience for your visit.
Artist-led workshops at The Point (KS1 or KS2 – can be adapted)
Teachers can bring their classes to visit the exhibition with an artist-led workshop at the highly subsidised cost of only £100 per class of 30 pupils. During an artist-led workshop, pupils will receive an introduction to The Point, the gallery, and the artist, followed by an exploratory exercise to encourage them to look closely at the works on display. The children will then take part in still life drawing exercises within the gallery space, focusing on objects inspired by the works. The works on display are prints of drawings featuring organic forms, surreal abstractions, urban cityscapes, and organic forms including flowers and bones.
This will be followed by a large-scale collaborative drawing exercise emulating an artist’s studio experience. Pupils will have the opportunity to use a variety of materials such as different grades of pencil, charcoal, oil, and chalk pastels. Pupils will be able to take their artwork back to school after the session, which can then be displayed within your school. Please book your slot.
This new exhibition will showcase 21 photogravures of drawings produced by the artist between 1915-1963; the period in which O’Keeffe established herself as a major figure in American Modernism. Renowned for her distinctive balance of abstraction with figuration and tenaciously pursuing her innovative style, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) is one of the most important artists in 20th century American art. Her iconic works of surreal abstractions, rural landscapes, urban cityscapes and organic forms broke new ground for women artists.
The Point is open to the public so everyone is welcome to visit the exhibition.
If you have any questions about these opportunities – do get in touch! For a chat, or to book, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01302 341662.