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The Education Room is available for schools to use free of charge, subject to prior booking. You can book the education room by emailing with details of your request. The space is set up in a functional classroom format, however, we are happy for school groups to move tables around to suit their purposes and for schools to clear the room of furniture altogether for more activity based classes. Basic materials are available for use in the education room. If schools wish to bring in oil/acrylic paints or other more messy materials, these can be used in the education room as well (please note that only pencils and drawing pads can be taken around the gallery floors).

The Observation Pyramid

Are orthodox sketchbooks not your thing?

Why not download the Observation Pyramid template, print it onto card and follow the simple instructions.

You can then take your new 3D tool around the gallery, recording your observations.

You can sketch, doodle or make notes!

You can also book a free art workshop at the gallery which would take place in the education room.

'Joke and Dream Pictures' Artrack Group Show at Saatchi Gallery
Thursday 14 January to Friday 5 February, 10am-6pm

Michael Byrne ‘Zip Face’ Acrylic paint on canvas on board, 38x30cm, 2015

Artrack is a National Autistic Society day service located in Gravesend, Kent, that provides a creative space and workshop for autistic adults. The people who attend are encouraged to make art that is specific and unique to them as an individual. Through the application and use of various mediums including painting, printing, sculpture, wood work and embroidery, they get to have fun and are given the chance to discover new techniques and develop their own personal language.

This exhibition will celebrate and demonstrate some of the unique creations made by people who are supported by the Artrack service.

Darrell Hawkins, Art Coordinator at Artrack, who recently had a solo exhibition at the Saatchi gallery and will be curating the show says: “Every day I see the positive impact that art can have on autistic peoples’ lives. It’s wonderful to see their confidence developing and the sense of achievement that creating a piece of work you’re proud of can have on someone”.

“The work we produce at our service continuously fascinates and inspires me. Autistic people see the world from a different perspective, which means many of them are really creative. It’s amazing to have this glimpse into a completely original way of looking at the world.”

The title of this exhibition was given by Charlotte Lowery, one of the artists that attends Artrack and who will feature in this exhibition. ‘Joke and Dream Pictures’ is what Charlotte calls her paintings, a lot of her subject matter is based on things she finds interesting and funny. Hence ‘Joke’ and ‘Dream’ describes the creative process and the use of her imagination to conjure up ideas.

Over one in 100 people in the UK have autism, a lifelong condition which affects how people relate to others and the world around them. Autism affects each individual in a different way, which means that the range of support needs for people on the autism spectrum is vast: some people may need minimal assistance to live independently, while others may have complex needs which must be supported 24/7.

The National Autistic Society has 50 years of expertise providing specialist support directly to people on the autism spectrum. For more information about the National Autistic Society and the wide variety of autism-specific services they provide, please go to

EPIC CIC Exhibition

It was excitement all round for the winners of this year’s Epic CIC Art Explosion competition as they witnessed their artworks being unveiled at the Saatchi Gallery on 17th June. The Education Gallery exhibition featured the work of budding young artists Sarah Bagheri, Harold Honrada, Olga Bokan and the Disability Arts Group. They were joined for the launch by the Deputy Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Marie-Therese Rossi as well as their family, friends and Epic Partners.


The Disability Arts Group came back for a workshop at the Gallery with artist Dmitri Galitzine. Inspired by artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo, the group created individual portrait sculptures using fruit and vegetables before producing a large scale collaborative artwork.

IN BETWEEN- An exhibition about personal journeys and boundaries

The concept and curation of the IN BETWEEN SHOW art exhibition is the product of a collaboration between two women artists, who happen to be an Arab and a pro-peace Israeli. Asmaa Alanbari and Eden Lazaness bring together artists from the UK and the Middle East, amongst other places. It is a subtle but assertive demonstration that art and life are stronger than conflict and extremism.

The artworks areabout going beyond boundaries. We are all on a personal journey, from where we are now to where we would like to get to. The interesting part is the state of in between, the crossing over, the spaces and places we go through in order to get somewhere better. The types of boundaries addressed in the show range from cultural to physical and the psychological. The show embraces the many mediums art can take, from painting to video, sculpture and installation.

Further information can be found on and

Exhibiting artists:
Samin Ahmadzadeh
Asmaa Alanbari
Cecile Emmanuelle Borra
Rafael Blasco Ciscar
Marilyn Collins
Flora Deborah
Tom Gal
Eden Lazaness
Laura Solomons
Anne White

Education Gallery Exhibition: Boogie Kids

Painting with a purpose

Boogie Kids started in August 2014 and are a small collective from Frome. Finn & Morgan are 11 years old, Susannah is 12 years old and Paloma is 8 years old. They paint every weekend and during their school holidays. They exhibited their artwork at the Saatchi Gallery in April.

"It all started last summer. We have all grown up playing on the same street as each other. The youngest of the Boogie Kids is 8 years old and the oldest is 12 - we all get on really well and spend a lot of time together. We started painting with a purpose in our school holidays, making hand-made cards and sending them to family and friends. It's been really good fun. People send us their personal messages to go inside the cards. We all paint or draw the cards, write the personal messages inside and post the cards. We have received orders from our neighbours in Frome, Bath, London, Dublin, Paris, Nairobi and LA.”

With the money they receive they decide which children need help. First they bought two goats via Save the Children. In November they bought a water filter for Syrian school children. Four weeks later they hand-drew and sold 30 Christmas cards and raised money for the Child Poverty Action Group (UK).

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