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Our Learning Programmes are £9 per child and £7 per child for self-led visits; all accompanying adults are free of charge. Discover what exciting workshops we have below.

A large spider sculpture in a green meadow below a blue sky next to a neoclassical building.
Sculpture in the Park- Louise Bourgeois, Spider. © Compton Verney, photo by Jamie Woodley. Louise Bourgeois’s art is © The Easton FoundationDACS, London

Sculpture in the Park

Construct your own sculpture to take home after exploring our exciting new sculpture in the park at Compton Verney. Take a closer look with our Learning Team and discover new ways of observing, questioning, and investigating sculpture. Learn about form, shape, size, and perspective and be inspired by the work of internationally acclaimed artists such as Louise Bourgeois and Perminduar Kaur.

Programme Details

Key Stage

Key Stage 3 and 4

Subjects

Art, Design, Technology

Capacity 

35

Please see the teacher pack for more information. To book a place please contact:

Email: Learning@comptonverney.org.uk

Tel: 01926 645 563

Download a Teacher Pack

An exhibition gallery space displaying artwork and artifacts. On the walls are framed historical maps and illustrations. In the centre of the room are several tall white plinths, with sculpted forms on top resembling finials. The pedestals appear to be arranged in a line across the wooden floor gallery space. The lighting and minimalist design create a clean, museum-like atmosphere for viewing the exhibited pieces.
Installation view, Landscape and Imagination. © Compton Verney, photo by Jamie Woodley

Landscape & Imagination

Build and develop your own imaginative landscape with a range of exciting loose part materials! Discover how artists from the past to present explore and shape the landscape. You’ll discover the exhibition with our learning team which features work by William Turner, Barbara Hepworth, and Charles Jencks.

Programme Details

Key Stage

Key Stage 3 and 4

Subjects

Art, Design, Technology, History

Capacity 

35

Please see the teacher pack for more information. To book a place please contact:

Email: Learning@comptonverney.org.uk

Tel: 01926 645 563

Download a Teacher Pack

A woman with ginger hair and a number of young students around 10-15 years in age wearing red aprons gather round a table looking at a piece of white paper and various printmaking tools

Printmaking 

An exciting and informative day of learning! Pupils visit our inspirational collections, including the Marx-Lambert gallery to explore the print works of prodigious designer and artist Enid Marx. They will spend time in the Folk Art Collection where they will look at works by contemporary printmaker and artist Mark Hearld. They sketch and gather ideas for their own creations before embarking on the process of designing and printing their own work.

Programme Details

Key Stage

Key Stage 3

Subjects

Art, Design

Capacity 

30

Please see the teacher pack for more information. To book a place please contact:

Email: Learning@comptonverney.org.uk

Tel: 01926 645 563

Download a Teacher Pack

Chila Kumari Singh Burman, Mermaid, 2022, silicone neon. Courtesy the artist

CHILA KUMARI SINGH BURMAN

Get interactive with light and colour! Explore the amazing neon and colourful works of Chila Kumari Singh Burman this autumn. Exploring neon sculptural works, prints, collage and film with art work never seen before. Learning about identity and popular culture. Then create your own mixed media artwork using a variety of neon and light sensitive paints.

Programme Details

Key Stage

Key Stage 3 and 4

Subjects

Art, History, PSHE, English Language

Capacity 

35

Please see the teacher pack for more information. To book a place please contact:

Email: Learning@comptonverney.org.uk

Tel: 01926 645 563

Teacher Pack Coming Soon

A young girl in a black top and trousers looks up inqusitively at an artwork on a wall in a white gallery holding a clipboard and pen attached to string.

Talks & Tours 

Talks and Tours offer an engaging enquiry based discussion where students are encouraged to analyse artworks and form their own views. We offer Talks and Tours for all our exhibitions and collections and on a range of themes. Students will have access to a dedicated learning room and sketching materials. Subject to availability.

Programme Details

Key Stage

Key Stage 3 and 4

Subjects

Art, Design

Capacity 

30

To find out more and book a place please contact:

Email: Learning@comptonverney.org.uk

Tel: 01926 645 563

Artsmark

Artsmark enables organisations to celebrate, strengthen, advocate and evaluate their provision for arts and culture. Compton Verney is proud to support schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey, inspiring children and young people to create, experience, and participate in great arts and culture.

Having Artsmark status not only contributes to the cultural aspect of Ofsted’s requirements but demonstrates the value of arts and culture in your organisation, for your children and young people, and for your community. Get touch to see how we can support you.

Artsmark is Arts Council England’s nationally recognised flagship programme. For further information, please visit www.artsmark.org.uk

Arts Award

Arts Award is a national portfolio-based qualification for children and young people up to age 25 delivered across a variety of levels; Discover & Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold.

At each level, children and young people develop arts, leadership and communication skills supported by a trained Arts Award adviser.

If you work with children or young people up to age 25 in any setting; schools, community centres, youth groups or arts organisations for example; Compton Verney can help you to deliver Arts Award.

Our learning team has advisors trained at every level and can deliver bespoke Arts Award programmes tailored to your group’s needs, as well as help you to locate our core offers into your own projects.

Programme Details

Key Stage

Key Stage 3 and 4

Subjects

Art and Design

Capacity 

30

To find out more and book a place please contact:

Email: Learning@comptonverney.org.uk

Tel: 01926 645 563

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