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Wysing Arts Centre is an Arts Award Supporter Centre. We work with children, young people, schools and colleges who are working to achieve the Arts Award. We can tailor make specific Arts Award visits and workshops and we also run Arts Award Supporter Sessions every quarter coinciding with our residency and exhibition programme.

Arts Award Support Sessions: include a free and fun guided visit to our current exhibition, a Wysing site tour, creative response activities, an artist Q&A and portfolio support. These sessions are specifically shaped for young people working towards Bronze, Silver or Gold Arts Award and anyone thinking about starting their Arts Award journey.

Arts Award Support Sessions

Contact us to plan your school visit to Wysing and we will make sure that you are able to make the most of what we have to offer.  This can include:

- Creative workshops with professional visual artists including those working in digital media, installation and performance
- The range of activities are suitable for pupils from reception to Year 13
- Visits to artists' studios
- Gallery visits and tours
- The opportunity to explore our meadowland site and discover outdoor sculptures
- Interviews with our curators, marketing and technical staff
- Support for the Arts Award Scheme

School and College Visits

Wysing Arts Centre has up to 20 studio artists working on site at any time, many of whom are happy to host visits by school, college and community groups. Studio visits are a unique opportunity for groups to see inside an artists' workspace and talk to them about their work.

Studio visits can be arranged most days. Generally students will see two artists in an hour (students may be split into smaller groups and swap between studios depending on numbers).

As Wysing pays artists for their time, there is a charge of £50 for a standard studio visit including seeing two artists and receiving a tour of Wysing's rural site and gallery.

Studio Visits with Artists

Wysing can offer different kinds of workshops to a range of groups of differing experience and ages. We will work with you to tailor-make a workshop to the needs of your group. These workshops might include:

- A guided visit and curatorial talk to current exhibitions
- Full or half day session:  artist-led creative response workshop. These practical workshops may include experimental sculpture, print making, text and image work, digital media or film.
- 1 hour session: A guided tour of the Wysing meadowland site, with a chance to explore the outdoor sculptures plus a visit to an artist's studio
- 2 hour session: A tour and briefing as above, plus the opportunity to meet Wysing staff and artists and a curating or marketing session
- A Learning Pack can be developed to accompany all visits and sessions.

Workshops for a Range of Groups