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  • Block by Block, Tate Britain
    Block by Block, Tate Britain
  • Block by Block, Tate Britain
    Block by Block, Tate Britain
  • Block by Block, Tate Britain
    Block by Block, Tate Britain
  • Block by Block, Tate Britain
    Block by Block, Tate Britain
  • A teacher lays out art materials on the floor of Tate Britain

Build your own InSET session block by block by drawing on the unique resources available at Tate Britain.

The day includes visits to the galleries, Prints and Drawings Room and Library and Archive, working with artists, curators and resources.

Developed exclusively for you and your colleagues to spend time together in a creative cultural space, within a flexible framework that suits your needs.

Personalise your day, choose from the following blocks:

Block 1

Choose from either an artist-led workshop or a gallery debate.

Artist-led gallery workshop

A workshop in the gallery designed and delivered by a practicing artist, shaped by their particular approach, ideas and practice.


Take part in a debate in the gallery. Work with an artist or curator to explore and discuss the role of the artist, curator, critic and institution in creating meaning in art.

Block 2


Time to pick up, test and discuss our range of artist devised resources with the Schools and Teachers Resource Coordinators. Includes Tate resources for you to take away.

Block 3

Choose from either visiting the Prints and Drawings Room, or the Library and Archive.

Prints and Drawings Room

A chance to explore this large aspect of Tate’s collection with a specialist member of staff. Look at drawings, watercolours and prints by British and international twentieth-century artists.

Library and Archive

See Tate’s collection of British and International Artists books from the 1960s onwards in the new Library and Archive spaces. A chance to explore interesting materials and printing techniques with specialist staff.

Block 4

Time for you – think/work/play. A meeting/studio space at Tate to use however you wish. Exchange this block for any of the sessions during the day or extend your day further by adding it on to the end! Please note that this needs to fit in within our gallery opening times.

Feedback from participants:

Great resources for teachers, artist workshop gave me a lot to fantastic ideas.

I really enjoyed the interactive activities. It made the art more real and personal.

I will use the Tate website for ideas for activities in and out of the classroom.

It was refreshing to be on the receiving end of the workshop. Good experience in view of understanding a workshop leader’s technique.

To book call +44 (0)20 7887 8888.