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Secondary schools: Practical workshops

Artist-led practical sessions

Key Stages 3-5

Choose a theme

From life drawing to handling egg tempera and gold leaf, our artist-led workshops develop students' practical skills.

Please choose a theme from our workshops below and book online.

KS3-5

Making colour - FULLY BOOKED
Time
4 hours (including use of lunch room for 30 minutes)
Suitable for: KS3, KS4, KS5
Fully booked for this school year
Create paint from scratch and experiment with pigments in a study day which increases proficiency in handling materials as such as gold leaf and egg tempera.
Messengers
Time
1.5 hours (no lunch room provided)
Date
Suitable for: KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Explore colour, light and shape in this 90-minute practical workshop which will be tailored to your key stage.

Pupils will look at Bridget Riley's wall painting,...
Messengers, and connected works, experimenting with different ways of looking, drawing and using colour.

The session could be a good starting point for projects back in the classroom.

This workshop can also be delivered online.
Portraiture from preparation to paint - FULLY BOOKED
Time
4 hours (including use of lunch room for 30 minutes)
Suitable for: KS3, KS4, KS5
Fully booked for this school year
Learn to create a portrait step-by-step by investigating a selection of portraits from the 1400s to 1700s.

This study day increases critical thinking and proficiency in handling acrylic paint and painting on canvas.
Printing pre-digital - FULLY BOOKED
Time
3.5 hours (including use of lunch room for 30 minutes)
Suitable for: KS3, KS4, KS5
Fully booked for this school year
Learn how artists printed 400 years ago by trying it for yourself. Students are introduced to a range or printing techniques and, taking inspiration from the collection, will create their own print using an etching press.
  • We require a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice of date and a time frame for your session to be provided in the booking form
  • For each group of 10-30 pupils, we require the lead teacher’s name, email address and mobile number.

You can book more than one group in a single booking request. Groups can differ by key stage, theme, date and time of their visit. There is a maximum of 4 groups per date.

Please let us know 21 days prior to your session. Cancellations made with less than 21 days’ notice and no-shows will incur a charge.

All of the above themes can be adapted for SEND groups, although you may be interested in our 'Explore it!' and 'Sense it!' multisensory sessions, which are especially designed for SEND groups, and allow for flexibility and co-planning with group leaders. 

Please contact us for more information about how we can meet your group’s needs. We recommend a maximum group size of 10. 

Please specify in the booking form if your students have special or additional needs.

Workshops are currently not offered for overseas groups.

If you would prefer to design and lead your own Gallery session, please book your free Gallery entry ticket in advance. For further information on visiting the Gallery, please email information@ng-london.org.uk, or call +44 (0)20 7747 2885.