Secondary - Teacher-led visits

Free of charge

  • Lead your own visit around the gallery 

  • You are welcome to bring sketchbooks and pencils 

Self-guided visits must be booked in advance on 01422 346900 or e-mail 




Teach Meet

Our Teach Meet sessions are aimed at Primary/Secondary school teachers, TAs and Art Coordinators. Through this friendly, supportive group we share ideas, advice on art materials, and lots of tips and advice on how to enhance a creative curriculum.

With activity ideas for all ages, using materials you probably already have in school, you will be inspired by ideas to take back to the classroom and run with your pupils.

Teach Meet sessions are run by Ami Hallgarth, Schools Programme Manager and guest artists. We will be happy to show you around the building and discuss individual enquiries about school visits.

We’ll have plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits to keep us going!

Please book your free place through our website, or by e-mailing

Future Teach Meet dates are:

Tuesday 10 July, 4-5pm - Summer Art Activities

Tuesday 11 September, 4-5pm – Experimental Drawing activities

Tuesday 16 October, 4-5pm – The Big Draw

Wednesday 28 November, 4-5pm – Creative Christmas Activities

Contemporary Textiles

For: Textile Students (GCSE/ A-Level)

Numbers: 10 students max

Available as half-day or full-day session

Draw inspiration from an impressive collection of South Asian textiles, to create your own contemporary designs. Learn a range of hand-embroidery techniques and stitches to bring your designs to life.

Half Day Cost: £195

Full Day Cost: £390

Drawing through Stitch with Harriet Lawton

This workshop will explore the relationship between drawing and stitch through a range of creative processes. Starting with a series of experimental drawing activities, students will then use a range of processes to build up their textile illustrations from drawings, including textile collage, free machine embroidery and hand stitch.

Cost: from £175

Duration: 2 hours / full day



Students will gather inspiration from the exhibition / building to develop a series of sketches that will be developed through a variety of printmaking processes, which may include:

  • Lino

  • Collagraphs

  • Monoprinting

  • Screen-printing

Duration: 2 hrs / full day

Cost: from £175

Observational Drawing

Pupils will develop looking and drawing skills, using a range of materials and techniques, to explore perspective, line, tone, scale and form.

Choose a focus:

  • Drawing Portraits and the Figure

  • Drawing from Nature

Duration: 2 hrs

Cost: £165

Indian Textiles

For: Textile Students (GCSE/ A-Level)

Numbers: 10 students max

Explore and handle historical and contemporary Indian textiles. Focusing on colour, pattern, shape and symbolism, students will use traditional techniques to create their own original design.

Woodblock printing – half-day

Woodblock printing and applique – full-day

Half Day Cost: £200

Full Day Cost: £400

Booking Your Visit

If you wish to book an Artist Educator workshop for your group, either in school or in the Artworks gallery, please contact us on 01422 346900, e-mail or please fill in the initial enquiry form below. All visits must be booked in advance. 

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