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.

New for Autumn 2017

Come and explore Kaleidoscope, a colourful exhibition, either on a self-guided visit or book one of our workshops with content devised by teachers and students.


10am – 12pm

KS1 and 2
Explore colour, sequence and composition in this hands on workshop led by our experienced trail leaders. The workshop will culminate in the making of a collaborative sculpture.

KS3 and 4
Find out more about Op Art, Pop and Constructivism and explore different ways to sketch in the gallery before creating prototype sculptures.

You might want to make a day of it by combining a workshop with one of our revamped Sculpture Trails. Stay until 2pm and get hands on with the materials used to make the sculptures in our collection and investigate how sculptures are made before becoming Art Detectives and investigating the sculptures on campus in detail.

To book contact Lynsey Cullen

Download Exhibition Education Pack

Supporting Materials

Senior Curator Natalie Rudd introduces a number of key works from the exhibition in a series of short videos. You can view all videos here and an example of one below:

Works in Focus: Tim Scott from Arts Council Collection on Vimeo.

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

Extended Sculpture Trails
Wednesday & Fridays between October and December (excludes half term)
10am – 2pm (30 min lunch break at 12pm)

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 our Kaleidoscope exhibition and participating in activities in the Creative Space. From 10am – 12pm 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 12.30pm – 2pm 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

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.