The Saatchi Gallery is specifically geared towards introducing a younger audience of art students and enthusiasts to work at the cutting edge of contemporary art. The facilities - at the Gallery, via the website and in the Gallery classroom for schools - endeavor to ensure that teachers receive the best on-site and outreach support possible for their students.
Our Teachers' Evenings offer a private view of the current exhibition with a curatorial tour and a drink. The evenings are a fantastic opportunity to become familiar with our exhibitions and obtain ideas for your own teaching. You can also find out more about our education programme, and how we can tailor talks and workshops to suit different groups and learner needs.
Teachers' Evenings run from 6:30pm-8:30pm, with a guided tour commencing at 7pm. Our next Teachers' Evening will be for the exhibition Known Unknowns. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on dates and how to book a place.
ADMISSION TO THE GALLERY IS FREE
Group visits to the gallery are free, with free guided tours provided if booked via the Education Department. To download a booking form for school visits and tours click here.
Lead Creative Schools Scheme Exhibition
March 21st - April 6th 2018
The Saatchi Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of the Lead Creative Schools Scheme, which will be showing in both the Education Room on LG and in the Education Gallery on L2. The exhibition will feature a range of work from pupils from Pencoed Primary School and artist Haf Weighton.
Launched in 2015, the Lead Creative Schools Scheme project invited artists to go in to schools to work on long and short term projects, as part of using creativity to raise attainment in core subjects such as Numeracy and Literacy. Thousands of schools in Wales have benefitted from this unique project, which has promoted both pupils core skills and creativity. The project is funded by the Arts Council of Wales and is called The Arts Council of Wales Lead Creative Schools Scheme.
Featured in this exhibition, artist Haf Weighton worked for over a term in the Welsh Valleys with Pencoed Primary School. The project she led was based around using textile art to raise attainment in numeracy and around raising self-esteem amongst a core group of children.
The group of Year 4 children (originally 18, but grew to 80 children in total), were learning about the Stuarts as their theme for the term. The children designed their own versions of the Union Jack and created drawings to represent their interests and identities. The numeracy element of the project included using symmetry and long division to work out composition and pattern, as well as running a successful Stuarts tea party (with a shop run by the students within it) at the school.
The childrenâ€™s work was originally exhibited at Hearth Gallery in Wales. In taking part in this project, teachers at Pencoed Primary saw a significant increase in the childrenâ€™s academic levels when they completed their national tests at the end of the academic year. The opportunity to see their work up in a professional gallery also saw a marked difference in the childrenâ€™s self-esteem. Many pupils had never visited a professional gallery before.
As part of the exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, pupils will be invited to travel up from Wales and attend an activity led tour and presentation of their exhibition.