Everything Learning

Firstsite’s Learning Programme offers a variety of sessions and tours for schools, colleges, universities and other groups to help you explore the building and our changing programme of exhibitions.  We also offer classes and courses for different ages.

Bringing Firstsite to You

Firstsite off-site

We provide a range of opportunities for schools and can work with you to develop bespoke sessions for your pupils depending on their age and abilities.

Our Firstsite:offsite sessions take place at your school or college and can approach a range of subjects, themes and topics through varied art forms including sculpture, painting, photography, drawing, printing, dance, performance and sound art.  Artists can visit multiple classes during the school day to produce work based on school values and mission statements, specific topics and curriculum areas, or to celebrate something that is unique about your school.

Please contact Amy Williams, Programme Organiser, Learning and Education on 01206 713 703 to discuss pricing and availability.

Supported Initiatives

Our reputation is partly built on our huge range of initiatives designed to help people of all ages engage with, and develop their skills in, contemporary art. From children’s workshops to structured awards, there’s something to suit everyone. Our programme of art exhibitions, films, events and workshops are ever changing to provide art lovers, students, toddlers and families with a constant source of fun, culture and contemporary visual art. Visit our What’s On page to find out more.

Arts Awards

Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards inspire children, families, young people and adults to discover, explore, discuss, learn about and create using a wide range of contemporary art forms.

Arts Mark

Arts Council England’s flagship, Ofsted recognised programme to help schools evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision.

Children’s University

A national organisation providing 7-15 year-olds (or families with 5-6 year-olds) with exciting and innovative learning activities outside school hours.

Learning to Look

Our Learning to Look team works with pupils, students and staff from schools and colleges, providing visits to Firstsite, opportunities to work with artists and artist-designed resources and CPD.