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Art School

Playful, practical and artist-led workshops designed especially for college students

Art School is an imaginative, active, hands-on learning experience for colleges, and has three themes that you can choose from:

Make: Learn how artists, architects and makers build, shape and create in sessions where children can make models, communicate ideas and learn new practical art skills. Choose from printmaking, textiles and construction.

Draw: Artists express what they see, think and feel through drawing. This playful, hands-on workshop encourages your students to do likewise. Whether in pencil, pen or pixel, students will use both familiar and unfamiliar materials to look at, respond to and record what they observe and encounter. They’ll explore drawing as thinking in sketchbooks or journals and discover new drawing styles and techniques.

Digital: From pencil to pixel develop ICT skills and explore the gallery throuh deigital technologies. Choose from digital collage, photography and animation. 

Express: Choose from performance or creative writing and see your students take centre stage. The gallery is an extraordinary visual stimulus that can help generate ideas, inspire stories and encourage creativity. Working with our team of performers, students will learn to express themselves further.

SEN Groups

Experience the gallery in a multi-sensory way. Participate in our interactive tour of the gallery, responding to the different spaces, the exhibitions, inside and outside. Workshops are tailored to suit your groups’ specific needs.

Post 16 Art School workshops - £120 for a two hour workshop

Please email to make a booking.

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 275 7453