Artist-led Workshops

Photograph by Christina Schek

Our Artist Led Workshops are now sold out for the summer term, booking for the Autumn term will open in June.

Join our professional artist facilitators for fun and hands on sessions which develop your students’ skills to take their art to the next level.  All our workshops take place onsite at Orleans House Gallery and use our collections, exhibitions and site as a basis for inspiration.  

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Workshops available:  

Mark Making: How can mark making develop your skills as an artist?  In this workshop, students will work with an artist to explore different marks that we can make with a variety of materials before taking inspiration from our collections and exhibitions to create their own drawing. Suitable for Key Stages 1-3 and Early Years groups. 

Drawing with Wire: Learn about using line drawing to create a 3D design. Working with an artist, students will explore line drawing before using wire to create their own 3D drawing. Suitable for Key Stages 2-3

Printmaking (Collagraph Printing): Explore printmaking techniques and use textures to build up a printing plate in this relief printing workshop. Students will find out about what printmaking is and develop their skills through exploring different drawing and printmaking processes. Suitable for Key Stages 1 and 2. This session can be adapted for Early Years. 

Printmaking (Drypoint Printing): Scratch into your printing plate and then use the printing press bring your intaglio style prints to life. Students will find out about what printmaking is and develop their skills through exploring different drawing and printmaking processes. Suitable for Key Stage 2-3. This can be adapted for higher key stages.   

All these workshops support the following curriculum Links:  

  • Art and Design: develop techniques, learn about a range of artists, improve the mastery of art and design techniques, to use drawing and sculpture.   
  • Literacy: develop understanding, discussion and sharing ideas.   

Early Years: Introduce your students to an art gallery in a fun and age-appropriate artist-led session. In this session, students will explore the Orleans House Gallery spaces using looking tools, before using our new object boxes to make personal connections and to be imaginative and inquisitive. Finally, the students will create their own drawing. 

Curriculum Links within the EYFS framework: 

  • Communication and Language 
  • Understanding the World 
  • Expressive Art and Design 

 Sessions to explore the Early Learning goals of: 

  • Inventing and adapting narratives 
  • Sharing creations and explaining processes 
  • The physical world and the community 
  • Engaging with the Arts 

Availability: Sessions run in a calendar. Please view the calendar to see when sessions are available.

Duration: Workshops are 2 hours in length.  Reception group sessions are 90 minutes.  

Cost: All workshops are £75 per session for a class of up to 30 students. The cost includes a visit to Orleans House Gallery, an artist-led workshop and all materials. Please enquire for alternative education provider rates.  

Book here: To book complete our booking form

Educational Visits enquiry forms should be completed at least four weeks in advance of the session. We will be in touch to confirm the activity and will send you a session agreement. This must be returned at least two weeks before the visit.    

For all visits please be aware that there may be members of the public in the building at the same time.   

Cancellation Policy: We will endeavour to reschedule sessions where possible. Cancellations less than one week in advance will still be charged the full fee. If cancellations are due to a change in Government policy in relation to the trip, you will not be charged.