Historic house inspires design students


Creative students took a step back in time to visit an historic house and pick up interior design inspirations from years gone by.

Year 10 BTEC Art & Design students have been given a brief of producing designs for furniture, stained glass, tiles, textiles and illustrations based on the work of The Arts & Crafts movement.

They visited Wightwick Manor in Wolverhampton - a Victorian manor house which has been owned by the National Trust since 1937 - to inspire their work.

They saw work by William Morris and learnt about The Mander family, who lived in Wightwick Manor in the 1800s.  

Art teacher, Ms P Thompson, said: “The students are working on their research back in school and developing their own designs based on the visit. 

“The guide for the day commented on how well the students behaved and how inquisitive they were.”


Posted on October 9, 2019 .