Schools' activities

2019 Desvres Craft Center for Schools 

Introductory workshops led by artist-artisans 

(Primary school and secondary school level)


  • Linocut technique from 8 to 14 years old

Pierre Gressier introduces the children to the technique of engraving. Every child produces a plate for making stamps. This linocut session consists in removing the blank areas or "hollows" by engraving the lino plate. Ink is then applied to the remaining areas, which are now in relief. The group then tests out their creations by pressing the inked lino plate onto paper in order to reveal their pattern. 

  • Wax concrete technique from 5 to 16 years old

Patrick Bourgeois guides the children in the production of their own waxed concrete object. He covers the techniques of laying a coating and polishing. This workshops is unique opportunity for children to handle a new material and to be able to make a personalised object.  

  • Sculpture technique from 6 to 13 years old

Nathalie Fosse offers the children a simple approach to volumes. The skill lies is visualising the object to be made and creating its volume using papier mâché. The group completes part of the design on site and a second painting phase in class is required to finish the production of their penguins.  

  • Recycling workshop from 6 to 11 years old

Marie Gandon raises the children's awareness of selective sorting. They are familiarised with the various families of waste through a colour code game. The group then discovers the material making up the selected waste and its impact on the environment. On the basis of this knowledge, they make a pencil holder, which the child takes away.  

  • Ceramic technique from 5 to 16 years old

The children develop their sense of touch through the discovery of clay. They knead the clay material in order to fashion it into a shape, with the guidance of a professional ceramist. Various techniques can be covered according to age: casting, modelling, etc. Every child leaves with their own creation in clay.  


Prices for the activities
Guided visit
3,5 € 
Atelier d'initiation  7,5 € 

Workshops are available for groups of 12 children or more