Young people are at the heart of the Sainsbury Centre’s work and there are many opportunities to explore practical making activities, to work with artists and to explore new approaches to teaching visual arts in ways which allow for imaginative applications. Resources for teachers, parents and carers can be found on our resources page.
The Sainsbury Centre’s excellent team of volunteer guides offer free general introductory guided tours, or more specialist themed tours if booked in advance. Artist Consultants may also be booked to help with practical work in the gallery or in school.
Half-term and holiday workshops
The Centre offers half- or whole-day practical workshops during half-terms and holidays, as well as drop-in activities for all the family to enjoy. These are themed to relate to special exhibitions or the permanent collections and require no prior experience, but always teach new observational and practical skills in a supportive and encouraging environment. The Sainsbury Centre offers activities for all age groups and abilities.
The Sainsbury Centre runs regular workshops for young people wanting to develop their creative practice. Work with a professional artist to learn new skills and techniques or develop your own projects in response to the collections and exhibitions.
The Sainsbury Centre is an Arts Award Supporter, offering young people between the ages of 15-25 the opportunity to gain an Arts Award, a national qualification from Trinity College London.
To find out about this season's programme of workshops and events, please visit our What's On page- ArtsLab and Young Associates
For more information about Arts Award visit
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