Education Programmes

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We offer a range of tours and workshops for school groups for different age groups and key stage levels, and we are happy to tailor these to your particular learning needs, interests and curriculum.

Please note that all group learning visits, including self-led visits, need to be booked in advance by calling us on 01279446404 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Self-led Visits

The gallery houses the Sir Frederick Gibberd 20th Century Watercolour Collection and runs an ambitious contemporary arts exhibition programme, both of which schools can access for free. Worksheets are available to guide teachers through the gallery with their class, with key skills activities to engage young people's creativity. Learning groups are free to bring their own water-based art materials to use in the gallery.

Self-led visits are free and we can accommodate up to 32 students.

Guided Visits

Guided visits are an informative and interactive way to explore the Gibberd Gallery. With our fully trained and friendly learning staff you and your group can explore the gallery spaces, discover secrets about some of the paintings and learn more about the featured artists. The tours have a focus of taking a longer look at the art, opening up the paintings for all to enjoy whatever the age or ability of the group. We offer three different types of guided visit. These are suitable for Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, and Key Stage 4.

Gallery visit
Guided visits of the gallery will include the permanent watercolour collection and an introduction to the current special exhibition. We can accommodate up to 30 students, at a cost of £1 per student. This guided visit lasts one hour and takes place in the Gibberd Gallery.

Gallery and Town Centre tour
Guided visits of the gallery and town centre will include the permanent watercolour collection and an introduction to the current special exhibition,and a selection of the Sculpture Collection located in the Town Centre and around the Water Gardens. We can accommodate up to 30 students at a cost of £2 per student. This guided visit lasts two hours and takes place in and around the Gibberd Gallery on foot.

Harlow Sculpture Town Tour
Guided tours of Harlow's sculpture collection for schools around Harlow town, taking in our significant collection of public sculpture which includes well known artists Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, and Elisabeth Frink. We can accommodate up to 30 students at a cost of £2 per student. This guided visit lasts 1-2 hours and takes place around selected sculptures. 

Artist-led Workshops

These sessions can be used to meet the following educational priorities:
• Early years & language development
• Raising attainment with more deprived or disadvantaged children
• Teacher inspiration & aspiration Cultural career progression (working in the creative industries)
• Raising boys' KS2 attainment (Literacy)

Option One
Artist-led creative workshops for school groups explore the Town's Sculptures and gallery watercolour collection through observation, drawing and making as well as technology based art with Apps and i-pads.
Cost: Free to Harlow School until Dec 2015, £200 per class for non-Harlow Schools
Timings: 4 hour workshop (Monday – Friday)
Group size: max 32
Location: Gibberd Gallery and Town Centre
The workshops are suitable for: Key Stage 1 and 2, Ages 5-11

Click here to find out more information about our specially tailored primary school workshop.

Option Two
Artist-led creative workshops for school groups exploring the watercolour collection and temporary exhibition, through active learning and discovery. Focusing the students in practical tasks to learn how to interact with a gallery, artworks and creating a platform for discussion and new ways of seeing.
Cost: Free to Harlow School until Dec 2015, £200 per class for non-Harlow Schools
Timings: 3 hour workshop Monday - Friday
Group size: max 32
Location: Gibberd Gallery
The workshops are suitable for: Key Stage 3 and 4, Ages 11-16

Click here to find out more information about our specially tailored secondary school workshop

School Art sessions

Artist-led workshops in schools are tailored to school requirements. Workshops can be skills led by arts professionals specialising in: print making, pottery, sculpture, carving, textile, photography, drawing, painting
Cost: half day (3 hours) £200, whole day £300, plus materials
Timings: full day, half day.
Group size: max 32
Location: At the school

The workshops are suitable for: Key Stage 1 - 4

These sessions can be used to meet the following educational priorities:
• Raising attainment with more deprived or disadvantaged children (free school meals/pupil premium)
• Teacher inspiration & aspiration
• Cultural career progression (working in the creative industries)
• Raising boys' KS2 attainment (Literacy/numeracy)

Teachers CPD sessions

Skills development for teachers, creative artist led workshops held in the gallery every 2 months. Inspired by the current exhibitions, discover new ways of working using different art medium and techniques, discover more about the exhibitions and how this can be taken back into the classroom.Cost: £10
Timings: 2hours
Group size: 8 - 12
Location: Gibberd Gallery

Young Curators Programme

In September 2013 we launched the Young Curators programme. Young people aged 14-19 were invited to go through a programme which included creating a students exhibition learning to organise, plan and market in structured way with a team of like minded people.

The programme includes gallery visits, talks from curators and marketing experts and offered a brilliant way to have an insight into gallery management and the arts as a potential career progression.

Download our 2016 - 2017 Gibberd Gallery education brochure which expands on what the gallery has to offer different age groups, teachers and young people. 

 

Our Associates

Gibberd Gallery Associates

Address

Gibberd Gallery,
Civic Centre,
The Water Gardens,
Harlow,
Essex CM20 1WG

 

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telephone: 01279446404