Looking for an inspirational experience to kick-start a new topic? Want to give your pupils something memorable and exciting to write about? Do you struggle to find the time/skills to deliver art amongst an already packed curriculum? We can help with all of these and more!
Visiting working art studios, meeting real artists at work, experiencing exhibitions first-hand and creating original artwork in response, can be incredibly inspiring for pupils and teachers alike. It offers a glimpse into a world of creativity, characters and careers and that pupils may never have known existed. We appreciate that it can be costly, time consuming and stressful to bring pupils out on visits, but we’re here to help you get the most from your visit and make sure it’s remembered for all the right reasons.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 or full day
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 of either - Drawing Portraits and the Figure or Drawing from Nature.
Duration: 2 hrs | Cost: £165
Learn how to use create a variety of small or large-scale prints, using paper or fabric. We can link the printmaking to a wide range of topics, including African textiles, to Maths, to Portraits.
Choose from a variety of techniques: Safe-print or Foam Print – suitable for KS1-KS2, Monoprinting or Collograph – using metallic boards and collaged textured papers
Duration: 2 hrs | Numbers: 30 children max | Cost: £175
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 email@example.com
For: Textile Students (GCSE/ A-Level)
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 | Maximum 10 Students
For: Textile Students (GCSE/ A-Level)
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 |Maximum 10 Students
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or please fill in the initial enquiry form below. All visits must be booked in advance.