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Art Workshops

Rugby Art Gallery is the home of the Rugby Collection of 20th century British art, from which a selection of works goes on show every spring. There is also a continually changing programme of contemporary art exhibitions. The collection, established in 1946 includes work by L.S Lowry, Paula Rego, Stanley Spencer and Bridget Riley.  With our ever changing exhibition programme comes a tailor made Teacher’s pack to help you link the exhibition to your current projects and curriculum. Each exhibition will also have an artist-led workshop based around the key features in the show. The gallery provides many opportunities to explore pattern, colour, portraits and much more.

Roots to Rugby Teachers Guide - a guide to accompany The Redding Collection Display currently on show as part of the Journeys to Home exhibition.

The sketch book journey

A 2 hour workshop to explore the current exhibition using a sketch book. Page by page learn how useful sketchbooks can be by expanding ideas, practicing drawings, collage and painting during this interactive workshop. See real artist’s sketchbooks and see how different people use them in a variety of ways.

Draw, Draw, Draw workshop

A two hour workshop to explore the current exhibition and improve your students’ drawing skills. Children can try a range of short creative tasks such as drawing to music, flow of the lines, drawing portraits and much more. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop basic techniques in a fun and creative environment led by our experienced staff.

Costs from September 2018:
£95 for a 2 hour art workshop (max 35 students)

Self-led tours

If you would like to conduct a self-led tour of the gallery we ask that you let us know so we can advise you of a optimum date and schedule.


For information or to make a booking please contact Sally Godden, Education Assistant on (01788) 533224 or sally.godden@rugby.gov.uk.

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