Ben Uri has developed a schools' programme that incorporates:
- learning resources for teachers
- school visits to the museum
- teacher’s evenings
- INSET [training] sessions
- family day events and biannual schools' exhibitions
[The visit] "has provided me with ideas of how I could plan lessons based on art and bring this visit into future lessons. An excellent introduction for us to build on."
S. Drubhra – Head of RE- Furze Platt Senior School.
‘Art in the Open’
Art in the Open is our major outreach project for schools and is designed to bring some of the powerful works in the Ben Uri Collection ‘out in the open’. By using our outreach learning resources, which contain teaching notes, activities and past project examples, teachers and pupils can engage with Ben Uri’s artworks in an accessible and convenient way.
'Art Skills for Teachers'
This collection of resources has been developed to support the teaching of art and design in the classroom. Containing suggestions on a range of low cost techniques including printing and sculpture, painting and drawing games, these resources are a useful starting point for developing art projects in your school.
Accessing learning resources
The resources are available as downloadable PDFs in the Resources section on this site. If you are a member of The London Grid for Learning, you can access them through your login to the LGFL network.
Ben Uri’s exhibition resources
The Learning team develop teaching notes and activities guides to support Ben Uri's extensive exhibitions programme. Previous resources have explored:
- Landscapes through the work of Ludwig Blum
- Memory through the work of Josef Herman
- Graphic Design and Illustration through the work of Dodo Bürgner
- Feminism and Gender through the work of Judy Chicago
These resources can be used to support classroom teaching and museum visits; they are avaialble now as PDFs in the Resources section.
Schools exhibition at Ben Uri
At least once a year, the gallery becomes a showcase for some of the fantastic learning projects that have been taking place. Please visit the "Learning Projects" page on the left-hand menu for details and see Facebook links.
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