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Bringing Art to Life in Classrooms : The Art Engager Podcast

April 15, 2024

Listen to Briony Brickell discuss Magic Lantern’s interactive and cross-curricular approach to Art History with Clare Bown on the Art Engager Podcast.

Wanted! Magic Lantern Workshop Leaders

April 15, 2024
  • Are you a dynamic communicator?
  • Are you passionate about making art accessible to all?
  • Could you engage children in exciting and fun educational workshops?
  • We are on the lookout for freelance educators to join our team of workshop leaders around the country. We prize communication skills and a passion for art and its potential to inspire. Experience of working with young people is preferable. Further information: Magic Lantern workshop leader advert

    Vanity Unfair: The Real Value of Art History

    September 20, 2021

    Magic Lantern’s Matthew Sanders has written an article for the National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD) quarterly journal, AD.

    NS355 AD Magazine Issue 32_10-12

    Beyond the Frame: CPD Workshop

    October 24, 2020

    We are excited to be running an online CD workshop for primary school teachers in partnership with the Association for Art History. More info here.

    Magic Lantern wins a JM Barrie Award!

    November 9, 2019

    On Thursday 7 November 2019, Magic Lantern’s director, Matthew Sanders, and founder, Diana Schomberg, accepted a JM Barrie Members’ Award from Action for Children Arts in the Delfont Room of the Prince of Wales Theatre in London. Their patron, children’s author and illustrator James Mayhew made a beautiful speech in their honour before presenting them with the award.

    We are proud and thrilled to be recognised by such an important organisation as Action for Children’s Arts but also honoured to be sharing the afternoon with incredible fellow award winners as Sir Philip Pullman, Breathe Arts, Leeds Lieder and Amanda Glover.

    Photos © Robert Piwko

    Magic Lantern featured in Art UK

    November 9, 2019

    Magic Lantern’s director, Matthew Sanders, was interviewed by Art UK, the online home for every public art collection in the UK.

    Magic Lantern feature in First News

    December 18, 2017

    …Magic Lantern is featured in this week’s First News, the UK’s biggest children’s newspaper, following its workshop on the Ancient Greeks at Rosary RC Primary School, LEA Camden. The children looked at a range of paintings and sculptures depicting Ancient Greek myths including Titian’s Bacchus and Ariadne, Giordano’s Perseus Turning Phineas and his Followers to Stone (both National Gallery) and the Discobolus statue which they can be seen copying.

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    From the Archives: Magic Lantern’s 10th Anniversary, 2004

    November 23, 2017

    A nice article about Magic Lantern in The Guide which ran in 2004 on the occasion of our 10th anniversary. Hard to believe that in two years it will be our 25th…


    A Happy Customer!

    June 22, 2017

    A parent has taken the time to let us know how inspired his child was after attending a recent Magic Lantern session. Makes it all worth it!

    Dear Magic Lantern,

    I’m just writing a quick and inadequate note of thanks for the recent work you did at Walnut Tree Walk primary school in SE11 where my son is a pupil in Year 3.

    He has being talking non stop about Turner (or Mr Turner and his artistic license as he calls him) ever since and is making me take him to the National Gallery to see his works “in person” to check the veracity of your teaching.

    He’s a lucky lad to have experienced your teaching and now he’s full of enthusiasm for the subject.

    Thank you again.
    A Year 3 parent, Walnut Tree Walk Primary School, SE11

    New Magic Lantern video

    February 12, 2017

    Our new video is live!

    New Magic Lantern video