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education: about

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Year-round education programme

Education is at the heart of Impressions activities and we can offer schools, colleges and community groups a range of tailored activities to engage and inspire.

Self-directed visit

Self-directed visits to the gallery are always welcome, but it would be advisable to notify us in advance of your intended visit to ensure that we are not running education workshops in the gallery at the same time.  Our website has information on current and forthcoming exhibitions and resources to help plan your visit are available here.  If you would like information about advance exhibitions, please email or call 01274 737843

Staff-introduced visit

If you would like a short 5 minute introduction to an exhibition by a member of staff, please call or email the gallery to discuss your requirements.  A maximum of 30 students at one time can be accommodated. A short introduction to the exhibition is free but must be booked at least a week in advance.

Arts Award

Impressions Gallery is an official Arts Award Supporter, the national qualification for young people in the arts.

Arts Award is a great way for young people to be inspired by and enjoy the arts and provides a framework for learning new skills and sharing them. The award is run by Arts Council England and Trinity Guildhall and is a nationally accredited qualification.

With trained advisers in Discover, Explore and Bronze levels, Impressions Gallery can assist young people aged 7 to 25 to achieve many different aspects of their award.

From visiting exhibitions, accessing learning resources, through to gaining hands on experience installing exhibitions, there are many ways that we can help individuals, schools and groups already running the award to collect the ‘evidence’ they need whilst enjoying a rich arts experience.

To find out more download our guide below or get in touch by calling 01274 737843 or email

Download Impressions Gallery Arts Award Supporter Offer (pdf 160kb)