Learning

Workshops

Gallery Workshops

Sessions include an interactive exhibition tour, discussion and a practical activity. Students work with a professional artist to explore ideas and processes and respond to the exhibition through clay, printmaking, painting or drawing.

All sessions are suitable for Early Years, Key Stages 1-2 and for children with special educational needs. Sessions can be adapted for Key Stages 3-5.

Sessions cost £130 including materials, and last for 2 hours.

Visit our What’s On pages for details of upcoming exhibitions.

Local history workshops

Pupils explore local heritage sites to gain an understanding of how art both reflects and shapes our local history, and contributes to the culture and creativity of our nation.

  • Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare

Garrick’s Temple in Hampton is the perfect setting for students to discover Shakespeare and Garrick, one of our first ‘star’ actors. Our 2 hour workshops encourage students to make a mask, learn and then act a scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

  • Literacy in the Landscape

Students will explore how the local River Thames landscape has inspired artists such as Turner, Marlow and Tillemans. Using the Richmond Borough Art Collection, they will describe the local landscape through poetry and writing, and capture the beauty of the landscape through drawing.

  • Turner’s House

Students meet at Turner’s House in St Margaret’s and embark on an interactive tour of the site before walking down to Orleans House Gallery to create their own artwork inspired by Turner.  These sessions are run in partnership with Turner’s House Trust.

Outreach

We design bespoke sessions to support teaching in the classroom, led by professional artists. We can deliver Arts Week, Book Week or even Maths Week.

Arts Award

We can now deliver Art and Science sessions in your school that can be used to gain your Arts Award. Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents and participants will receive a certificate at the end.

Life Drawing

We can deliver a single or series of Life Drawing sessions to support portfolio development for A-Level students. Sessions include: experienced tutor and a model.