Bawden’s Beasts Workshops for Schools at The Higgins Bedford

The Higgins Museum Bedford will be celebrating artist Edward Bawden and his fascination with all sorts of creatures and beasts from the 10th February 2018 to 27th January 2019. Bawden was an artist enchanted by nature and life and his work ranges from prints of small insects to illustrations of jungle animals and even mythical creatures that change their shape! The exhibition is free to attend.

There will be Bawden’s Beasts Workshops available for schools which include printing, story-telling, lino printing and finding out more about Bawden and Aesop’s Fables. Here’s more information of what’s on offer:

Aesop’s Fables
Aimed at KS1 and KS2
Combining story-telling in the gallery and printmaking, pupils discover some of the stories that inspired Bawden’s work and have a go at printing their own illustrated fable for the classroom.
Length of workshop 2hrs
Max capacity 30 pupils

Bawden’s Beasts
Aimed at KS2
Be inspired by the animals on display and create a clay creature of your own
Length of workshop 90 mins
Max capacity 30 pupils

Lino Printing
Aimed at KS3 and above
Explore Bawden’s work and learn basic lino cutting and printing skills
Workshop lasts 90 mins
Max capacity 15 students

For more information or to book a workshop, please contact the Higgins Museum at:

t: 01234 718618