Workshops for Adults with Learning Disabilities

 

These workshops are free and usually last between 1.5 - 2 hours.

 

Whether you are visiting for the first time or a regular visitor, and you can be sure of a warm welcome.

 

Below are just a few examples of the remaining sessions we have to offer this year.

 

How to book

To book onto a workshop, or for further information, please contact us at outreach@glam.ox.ac.uk 

Or you can call / text or Whatsapp Hayleigh on our dedicated ALD workshop number: 07704601999

Painting of a snowy winter landscape with a church in the background toward the right mid-upper corner and a woman walking away from the church in the middle

Festive Fun: Tuesday 13th December, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. Ashmolean Museum - Sorry, this session is now fully booked

 

Create some festive decorations or cards using Ashmolean art works to brighten up your Christmas! Arts and Crafts

 

Photograph of Tutankhamun's mummy mask with blue overlay.

Tutankhamun: Tuesday 10th January, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. Weston Library  - Sorry, this session is now fully booked

 

Enter a world of Ancient Egypt. Visit the Tutankhamun exhibition and enjoy making Egyptian crafts inspired by the objects found in Tutankhamun's tomb. 

Photograph of 4 paper flowers, each a different colour, with 4 paper leaves coming out from the underside of each flower.

Spring Festivals Around the World: Tuesday 7th February, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. Pitt Rivers Museum

 

Spring is just around the corner and is a celebration around the world in many different ways. Come and chat about the different Spring festivals and make your own bunch of paper flowers. 

Image for Lines and Patterns. Photograph of a plate decorated with bands of three alternating colours fanning out from the centre. These are thick bands of green and yellow, separated by thin black bands. In the centre is a yellow circle.

Lines and Patterns: Tuesday 14th March, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. Ashmolean Museum

 

Use lines, colour and pattern from objects and art works in the Museum collections to create your own unique work of art. 

Image for Marconi Morse Code. Photograph of a white man in his 30's using a Morse key telecommunication device. He is wearing red headphones, a blue shirt with the sleeves rolled up and a watch on his left wrist.

Marconi Morse Code: Tuesday 18th April, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. History of Science Museum

 

Have a go at messaging in Morse code and Semaphore. Discover the history of how wireless technology came about with Marconi.

Apologies, but this is an old building and there is currently no wheelchair access. There are steep steps to get into the building and to access all floors inside.

Music and Dance image. Photograph of a young Indian woman in a dance pose, wearing cream coloured traditional Indian dress and head accessories.

Music and Dance: Tuesday 9th May, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. Pitt Rivers Museum

 

People all over the world love music and dancing. Come and listen to music from  around the world and learn a new dance with us.

Image for Cartoon Insects. Cartoon drawing of various insects carrying out human tasks. There is a beetle dressed as a chef with a plate of food, a bug dressed in dungarees sweeping garbage and a butterfly watering daisies.

A Bugs Life: Tuesday 13th June, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. Museum of Natural History

 

Find out all about what bugs are and why we need them. In this interactive workshop we will investigate the world of insects and have the chance to handle live insect specimens.

Botanical Drawings Image. Photograph of foliage and bright flowers in a flowerbed against a stone wall of the Botanic Garden.

Botanical Drawings: Tuesday 11th July, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. Botanic Garden

 

Enjoy looking at the different shapes and colours of plants in the Garden and creating beautiful drawings to take home. We will be on the lawn under the trees if the weather is nice, or in the conservatory if the weather is bad.

Travel Buddies

If you need any help getting to one of our workshops, we have teamed up with My Life My Choice who run a Travel Buddy scheme, offering travel support for people with learning disabilities. Travel Buddies are independent travellers with learning disabilities who have been trained to support others to get to places they want to go.

 

If you would like a Travel Buddy to help you to get to one of our workshops then call Rachael, the Travel Buddy coordinator, at My Life My Choice on 01865 204214 or send an email to rachael@mylifemychoice.org.uk, or you can talk to Hayleigh when making your booking.

 

Find out more information about the Travel Buddy scheme and an online request form on the My Life My Choice website: https://www.mylifemychoice.org.uk/pages/14-travel-buddy

 

My Life My Choice is a self-advocacy charity for people with learning disabilities based in Oxford. They run a Travel Buddy project, which provides support for people with learning disabilities.