Supporting you to discover, explore and make the most of the Whitworth through free resources, tours and self led opportunities.
Portfolio Development Day
6 December 2017, KS5
Make art and gain top tips on how to develop a brilliant portfolio, as well as take a tutorial from an arts undergraduate.
Free, booking essential (60 places)
ARTiculation at the Whitworth
“ARTiculation is changing the future of British art criticism for the best.”
24 January 2018, KS5
Articulate is a national competition for sixth formers. It is designed to stimulate students’ interest and understanding of art while developing individual thinking, observation, research, language and presentation skills. The North West regional heats will be held at the Whitworth and the heat winner will be entered into the national final. Lead by the Roche Court Educational Trust
Sessions free, booking essential
Exam Research Day
14 February 2018, KS4-5
Led by University students our exam research day explores different forms of visual research and gives practical tips and advice about how to respond to exam questions. The session will also enable students to find out what university can offer them. Free, booking essential (60 places)
TACTILE - Contemporary textile handling resource
TACTILE is a series of specially commissioned textile artworks for hands-on, up-close analysis and exploration. Works by leading and emergent artists and makers sit alongside fact files and printed resources. Free to use either in the gallery, or in your school or college.
Alternatively, you could take part in an Art School workshop led by a TACTILE artist. 2 hour workshop - £90
For Schools & Colleges, KS3-5 NEEDS ARTS AWARD LOGO
Learn about the diversity of arts practice. This session is perfect for those embarking on their Bronze Arts Award. Use our collection to help your research into personal arts heroes. Meet with creative professionals to support your award. 2 hour workshop - £90
Arts Award Monthly Surgeries
This is a chance to find out more about how to gain a Bronze Arts Award with the Whitworth’s collection and staff.
Monday 9 October 2017, 3-5pm
Saturday 25 November 2017, 1-3pm
Monday 5 February 2018, 3-5pm
Saturday 24 March 2018, 1-3pm
Monday 14 May 2018, 3-5pm
Saturday 23 June 2018, 3-5pm
Free, booking essential
Self guided visits
Lead your class or group around the gallery yourself. We can provide everything you need to design and support your visit.
Free Tours at 11am - Discover the new Whitworth
We bring you closer to art than ever before. Come and explore our new building, collections, indoor and outdoor spaces as our visitor team take you on a tour with a difference. First come first served.
To make a booking go to manchester.ac.uk/whitworth/learn/ schoolscollegesanduniversities
Whitworth Comes to You
If you are not able to make it to the Whitworth, one of our practitioners will bring the Whitworth to you. Call us to discuss your bespoke in school workshop plan. £350 per day to work with one artist