Work created in the Hockney Primary Workshop
RA Learning offers an extensive programme of free practical hands-on workshops for both primary and secondary schools during the autumn and spring terms.
Free primary workshops consist of an introductory interactive slide discussion on the exhibition, followed by a visit to the galleries in small groups of three or four, each led by a trained education mediator. Students then take part in a practical hands on session specifically tailored to suit the exhibition. All primary workshops are scheduled for 10.15am–1pm.
We also offer a multi-sensory workshop programme for special schools, which includes conversation, object handling and creative sessions.
A short account of the RA’s primary school workshops by the workshop leader and primary teacher. (film by Pamela Glintenkamp)
Free secondary workshops consist of an introductory slide lecture, exploring key themes of the exhibition, followed by a visit to the galleries and a lunch break. The students then return for a practical hands-on session specifically tailored to suit the exhibition. All secondary workshops are scheduled for 10.15am–2.30pm.
Rachel Barnes talks about our secondary school workshops (film by Madelaine Warwick):
Due to the generous support of the Pidem Fund we can now offer all of our workshops free to primary and secondary schools.
Our sessions are limited in availability so advanced booking is required (maximum number of 30 students).
Click here for information on visiting the RA with your students.