It was really, really fun!- Workshop participant (age 10)
This is the best organised workshop I have ever participated in – Art Coordinator, Chandlers Field School
I feel so proud to have made my artwork and to see it on display! – Workshop participant (age 16)
Working with the Stanley Picker Gallery has been an invaluable experience – BA Fine Art Student and Future Shape participant
The Stanley Picker Gallery welcomes School, College and University groups to experience first-hand, international contemporary visual arts and design. Our areas of our activity include:
The Gallery works closely with educational centres and each term runs a series of interactive, practical, cross-curricular workshops that relate to our current exhibition. These are developed and delivered by our Participation Curator, with contributions from the exhibiting artist, teachers, and our Gallery Interns. Workshops explain new ideas and technologies and methods of manipulating materials, and encourage critical engagement, collaboration, creativity, and most definitely a sense of fun, amongst all participants.
Workshops take place at the Gallery and/or education settings and can be booked as individual half-day or full-day sessions, or as a longer project consisting of three half-day workshops. The latter are preceded by an introductory visit from our Participation Coordinator, followed by a public onsite or online exhibition of the artwork made. There will be a final exhibition of student’s work on completion of the sessions, curated and promoted with the support of the Gallery Team, as a true celebration of their achievements. Our workshops, which reference the National Curriculum, can be tailored to suit students through key stages 1-4 and those undertaking a variety of studies in Further Education, and we welcome special schools, Gifted and Talented and EAL groups. For examples of previous projects, please visit the Participation Archives.
An Introduction to Kingston University
The Stanley Picker Gallery is supported by Kingston University and situated on the Knight’s Park campus, home to the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture. Our workshops, where appropriate or when requested by the visiting group, may incorporate visits to the workshops and studios in the Faculty, and involve interaction with students.
Independent Group Visits
Teachers can independently bring student groups to visit the Stanley Picker Gallery. All parties larger than 10 people are requested to book in advance and in doing so will be greeted and introduced to the Gallery by a member of staff.
The Stanley Picker Gallery now offers an Exhibition Resource pack to help guide and excite those visiting independently. The pack contains an introduction to the gallery, information about the current exhibition and exhibiting artist, accompanied by suggested points for discussion and low-resource activities.
For more information about any of the above, including prices and how to make a booking please contact the Participation Curator Natalie Kay on 020 8417 4074 or email firstname.lastname@example.org