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Education

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The Mead Gallery’s Education Programme includes a range of FREE activities and resources designed to inspire and educate students at primary and secondary schools, colleges and Universities:

  • Bespoke Exhibition Tours
    Join a Mead Gallery Curator for a tour of our current exhibition. We can design the content and structure of the tour to reflect your school / college’s curriculum.
  • Exclusive Access to Gallery
    Enjoy exclusive access to the Mead Gallery before it opens to the public. Usually weekday mornings 9am-12pm and subject to availability.
  • Teachers’ Resource Packs
    Packs are produced for all Mead Gallery exhibitions. They include an introduction to the exhibition, information about the exhibiting artist and their work, and explore themes and project ideas. Packs from previous exhibitions contain information and ideas that you can adapt for your current needs. Download packs here.

For more information or to book your tour contact a member of our Education Team.


In addition to the Mead Gallery’s Education Programme we run the following FREE visual arts educational activities across The University of Warwick’s campus:

  • Sculpture Trails

New for Spring 2017! Extended Sculpture Trails Wednesdays & Fridays between Jan 23rd and March 11th (excludes half term) 10:00 – 14:00 (30 min lunch break at 12:00)
We are excited to offer KS1 and KS2 students a unique chance to attend an extended Sculpture Trail this term that includes a visit to the Gallery to tour the exhibition taking in pieces such as Chanda Mama door ke and participating in activities in the Creative Space. From 10:00 – 12:00, students will tour the exhibition and embark upon a journey to discover, observe, draw and discuss some of the University’s extensive art collection before heading back to the Gallery’s Creative Space from 12:30 – 14:00 to begin creating pieces of art inspired by the morning’s activities. For more information or to book a trail, please contact Lynsey Cullen, Education Coordinator on 024 7615 1793 or email.
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  • Colour Trails
    Led by specially trained artists, staff and students our indoor colour trail of abstract art paintings focuses on the use of colour, ideas relating to the spectrum, how colours are made, the feelings they evoke and the techniques the artists have used. Find out more.
  • University of Warwick’s Art Collection Tour
    Our website has grouped artworks under the most common themes that recur at GCSE and A’ level. Our curatorial team is happy to offer bespoke tours of works that respond to the examination curriculum.

To find out more or to book a tour, trail or visit contact a member of our Education Team.


Full details about Warwick Arts Centre’s broader education offer, including theatre, music and film can be found here.