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Art School

Playful, practical and artist-led workshops

Art School

“The children really enjoyed the art activities today. They concentrated very hard and produced some amazing work.” Reception Teacher

Creative, practical, artist–led workshops designed to support a child’s early experiences of an art gallery. For EYFS, Nurseries, Children’s Centres and Community Groups working with children under 5.

Choose from:

  • Draw
  • Make
  • Express


Children often make marks and scribbles to communicate their earliest thoughts before words, language and writing have fully developed. Focussing on early child communication and development, this session explores the gallery and park through creative scribbles and playful drawing activities.


Work with an artist and get hands on, creative (and messy) in our Clore Learning Studio. Focussing on personal, social and emotional skills children will play and work together to create extraordinary masterpieces inspired by what they see.


Much of young children’s learning is physical. Early Art School Express is a fun and lively session embracing and developing children’s physical skills. Led by dancers and musicians it combines music, movement and art to encourage creativity, imagination and self expression.

Early Art School workshops: £90


British Values

Join us on an immersive multi sensory story journey around the gallery. Artworks will be brought to life through stories, songs and games exploring ideas around British Values, respecting other views and celebrating other cultures and faiths.
Half day: £90

You can use our online booking form to arrange your visit to the Whitworth, or for more information  E-mail the learning team or call on 0161 2757453


We know it’s the little things that make a big di erence when on a trip out with young children. Our Early Art School workshops are designed speci cally with an Early Years audience in mind so we build in time for drink, snack and toilet breaks and can work closely with you to make sure we cater for all your group’s needs.