Stretchers, Settles and the Fiddle-shaped Splat!


Rough, tough chairs: elegant, sophisticated chairs, chairs to be astounded by! Join Chippendale, Sheraton and Hepplewhite in the quest for the quintessential chair of perfection.

Your day will begin with a consideration of all things chairful, including the Queen Anne smooth splat of fiddle form, the explosion of Windsor Chairs in the mid-18th century and a brief glimpse at Mae West's lips sofa.

You will tour the Cathedral looking for chairs, seatings and thrones. What you find may surprise you. The balance of the day will present a rare opportunity to realize the ultimate 21st-century chair. A project for those with practical designs on the future!

Start date: 10:00am, 13th Jan, 2018

End date: 3:30pm, 13th Jan, 2018

Location: Lincoln, North East

Masterclass year groups: 8, 9, 10

Cost: £45.00

Masterclass leader: John Senior

Bio: John is a highly experienced and creative freelance education consultant, lecturer and writer. He has worked with able, gifted and talented children for over 3 decades as well as their teachers, carers and parents, Advisor for several London Boroughs as an Advisor as well as previously a Director of GIFT Ltd, Otherwise Ltd and the National Youth Director for the National Association for Gifted Children. He loves learning and working as a co-operative learner with anything that breathes. As an academic writer, leader, advisor and consultant he explores creativity and innovative learning. He has written extensively for both academic and popular readerships specialising in providing enrichment activities that stimulate independent thinking. He is currently a Contributing Editor and Senior Reviewer for Gifted Education International, a SAGE Journal and joint editor and contributor of the Handbook of Gifted Education (SAGE to be published 2018).

Venue: Lincoln Cathedral

Address: Minster Yard, Lincoln , Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1PX

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