Primary school children line up against a wall in the Turbine Hall and pretend to drink, led by an artist

We want to support students to gain a deeper enjoyment and understanding of art through working with practicing artists and the Tate collection. Workshops take place in the gallery where students encounter artwork alongside their teachers and artists; sharing thinking and ideas to create a unique and diverse learning context designed to encourage individuals to engage with art and contemporary culture.

We take a radical approach to engagement, inviting students to learn with and from art through being in a conversation with each other, artists and artworks within the particular context of the public space of the gallery. Each conversation, framed as it is through art and practice, is different and unpredictable but always designed to encourage individuals to ask questions and form opinions.

In 2014–15 our workshops were led by: Laura Gannon, Tina Gverovic, Hannah Hewetson, Adam James, Beatrice Loft Schulz, Chooc Ly Tan, Nadége Mériau, Nicole Morris, Kate Squires and Linda Stupart.

Our current 2015–16 workshops are led by: 

Louise Ashcroft, Jonny Briggs, Jemma Egan, Milda Lembertaite, Sophie Michael and Amelia Prazak.

The workshop helped students to focus their thoughts and gave them confidence to express their ideas.
Teacher on artist-led workshop, 2014