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Workshops for Primary Schools

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art offers pupils the chance to work with a professional artist in a gallery setting.

Over the past year over 700 Primary School pupils from across Sunderland have attended workshops at NGCA.  During workshops the pupils are given a guided tour of the exhibitions and have a chance to ask questions, investigate and find their own meanings in the work.  They then spend the rest of the day creating their own artwork in response to the exhibition.  The work created is often then displayed in our learning space, The Drawing Room, or taken back to the school to be exhibited.

Workshops are subsidised for Sunderland schools, each costing only £130 for a full day.  All workshops are for a maxiumum of a class and are designed for specific key stages.

Some responses from pupils who have taken part in  workshops are;

"Today I had a great time, I really enjoyed seeing all the animations in the gallery. I would love to come again."

"Today was one of the best trips in my life I have learned so much I'd really like to come again.  I enjoyed it so much my brain nearly exploded."  Year 5 pupil.

"When I went to the exhibition I had a wonderful time.  I thought it was amazing that somebody could actually make a dome out of balloons."  Year 6 pupil.

"I though this day was fabulous.  The thing I really enjoyed doing was making flip books.  I liked the little videos that were put around the gallery.  I would love to visit here again."

If your school is interested in visiting the NGCA and taking part in a workshop please e-mail