aspex’s Participation team offer practical workshops in the gallery, inspired by our exhibition programme. These workshops are a great way of exploring art and can be used as a tool for cross-curriculum working.
Particularly for primary schools, a visit to aspex can provide children with their first experience of an art gallery and act as an introduction to locally available cultural resources.
For secondary schools, Colleges and Universities, we are able to provide more indepth discussion around contemporary art and explore the themes within our exhibition programme.
Working with artists in the gallery is a great confidence booster for children of all ages and can have a positive impact on broader school performance.
“When I’m drawing at home I think about the art I’ve seen at the gallery.”
Jack, St George’s Beneficial School
Workshops can be tailored to your group and will be planned in consultation with the lead teacher. Workshops can be booked between 10am-3pm, maximum group size of 30 children. As our school visits are bespoke, prices will vary depending on your requirements. To book a workshop or find out more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts Award & ArtsMark
aspex can help you with the delivery of Arts Award and with achieving ArtsMark. Currently we work with Arundel Court School and deliver yearly Arts Weeks, which enable every pupil in the school to visit aspex and take part in creative activities.
“Its very creative and a chance to gain your art talent”
Lewis, Arundel Court Infants School
After School Clubs
Launched in early 2014, aspex introduced a new After School Art Club for 8-13s, led by local artist Emma Noble. Running every Wednesday in term time from 4 – 5.30pm, Emma will lead you through a project, exploring a range of techniques and materials, allowing you to try new things outside of school activities and get messy in the gallery. The workshops will take inspiration from our exhibition programme, giving you the opportunity to explore the gallery outside of hours and everyone that completes a project will achieve an Arts Award! For more information, please contact email@example.com
aspex has also run an after school art club called Sugarcubes in the past, which is attended by pupils from St Georges Beneficial School, Portsea for children are aged between 7 and 11. The children met at aspex after school one afternoon per week, accompanied by a teacher. All of the sessions were artist-led and provide a wide range of activities inspired by aspex‘s exhibition programme.
If you are interested in running an after school club at your school, please contact Vicky@aspex.org.uk.
aspex offers practical sessions for teachers, developing skills that can be used within the classroom. These sessions are artist led and are tailored to the needs of the group. Sessions in the past have included drawing skills, painting skills, clay techniques and photography.
CPD sessions can be delivered at the gallery or at the school and can take place either on a weekday evening or as part of an Inset day.
“The workshops run by aspex on our school site, provide staff with a practical opportunity to enhance their subject knowledge and skills within art. The Aspex team offers sound practical support and has been very happy to accommodate the needs of our school. The workshops they provide focus on skills and subject areas that staff feel they need most support in.”
Kathleen Brancaccio, Teacher, Arundel Court School
If you would like a quote for a teacher’s CPD session for your school, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SHIP Networking group for teachers and arts organisations
aspex is part of the SHIP Networking group, in partnership with Making Space, for teachers and arts organisations in the Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth region. For more information about this group please contact email@example.com