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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 www.impressions-gallery.com/exhibitions has information on current and forthcoming exhibitions and resources to help plan your visit are available here.  If you would like information about exhibitions further ahead, please contact Sophie Powell, Learning Manager on 01274 737843

Staff-introduced visit

If you would like a short introduction to an exhibition by a member of staff, please call Sophie Powell as above, who would be happy 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.

Visual  literacy workshops

These one-hour sessions come with printed learning materials including colour images, critical text and artist sound bites. The workshops offer an in-depth learning experience focusing on our current exhibition, and also allow students to take learning materials away to support further study. Suitable for Key Stage 2 and up and all Higher Education. Each Visual Literacy Workshop is £80+VAT for a maximum of 30 students and must be booked at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Sophie Powell as above to book your workshop.


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, Bronze, Silver and Gold 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 enquiries@impressions-gallery.com

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