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Click to expandWork with local artists

​Want to work with an artist? Then call in the ARTeam!

Art doesn’t just have to be in a Gallery! Our ARTeam includes 17 local, practising artists who work in a variety of disciplines with different audiences across many settings. They can link to the Arts Award.

Download our PDF below or contact the Learning and Access Officer for more information.

Download information about the ARTeam (PDF)

Click to expandArts Award Explore for SEND learners

Try out the innovative multisensory ideas in our exciting Leeds Art Gallery ‘Explore’ book.

It will guide you through Arts Award, show you different ways to experience the Gallery, encourage you and your students to explore the building and its artworks from different perspectives.

Come along - feel inspired, discover, explore, create! The visits are suitable for all SEN(D) needs and learning styles, for many different groups and individuals within all key stages.

Click to expandWorkshops for Schools and Groups

Leeds Art Gallery is reopening with new and refreshed schools programmes.
Choose one of four ways of engaging with the Leeds art collection.

Make: provide added value to skills development in sculpture, painting, drawing, photography or contemporary found objects
Explore: support students to develop knowledge and understanding of great art, artists or art galleries alongside thinking, reflection and critical skills for art creation, writing, local history or metacognition
Challenge: bring a problem that needs visualising, find an exciting way of writing poetry, take inspiration for designing a craft object, engage imagination in fantastical class-invented story-telling, or Take One Picture on a cross-curricular learning Journey
Dwell: be self-reflective, focus on well-being, enjoy collaborating, develop active listening and self-organisation, engage the senses, immerse in art, consider issues of our time or value our diverse world
All of your favourites are still there: Ways of being an Art Detective, Thinking Making and Take One Picture, as well as new things to come. Watch this space!
All our workshops are designed to support learning in all key stages and can be adapted to meet specific attainment targets. We actively welcome conversation about specific school topics or themes. Contact us for more details.

Click to expandContact the Learning and Access Officer

​Please contact Amanda Phillips, Learning and Access Officer at Leeds Art Gallery, for more information.

By telephone: 0113 378 8880

By email: Amanda1.Phillips@leeds.gov.uk

Click to expandFree resources

​Download a selection of free resources created by our Learning and Access officer.


  • Go Find Art - guide for young people and carers visiting the gallery (Download PDF)

Look out for our new and refreshed programmes coming soon!

For all learning enquiries, please get in touch with our Learning and Access Officer (see the 'Contact' tab above).


Work with practising artists

What kind of themes do our workshops and learning activities explore?

When Leeds Art Gallery opened, the people of Leeds made a brave decision: the city would only collect contemporary art. Now, it’s just that the ‘new’ art grew old.

We pose questions such as: What does a colour taste like? What conversation is going on there? Can anyone be an artist?

The Take One Picture Project

Artworks and objects from Leeds Art Gallery were used as inspirations for Key Stage 2 pupils to create their own largescale works, which were later exhibited.

“I learnt a picture tells a story if you look closely”, KS2 pupil.


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