We work closely with local schools supporting KS1 – KS5 pupils to develop creative thinking and practical skills, build confidence, enable personal progression and a growth mindset.

The Great British School Trip!

We are delighted to be “Hero” partners in The Great British School Trip, sponsored by Hyundai. This means that any school can apply to this fund  for transport costs and workshop costs to bring groups to the De La Warr Pavilion. In addition, schools with 30% or more children who benefit from free school meals can have a free workshop whether they get the funding or not!

Apply for your free trip NOW!  https://greatbritishschooltrip.com/event/de-la-warr-pavilion/

We welcome school groups and offer workshops for KS1 – KS5 pupils led by local artists specifically designed in response to our current exhibitions. These sessions encourage experimentation and introduce creative skills and techniques either at the De La Warr Pavilion or in the classroom.

To book a visit and find out more, please get in touch: Dee.Haughney@dlwp.com.


WE OFFER THREE OPTIONS FOR TEACHERS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THEIR GROUP’S VISIT TO THE PAVILION:

  • SELF-DIRECTED VISIT (FREE)
    Explore our exhibitions supported by our exhibition resources available to view from our resources page. Please get in touch with our Learning & Participation department to let us know before you come so we can ensure you have the best possible experience.
  • ENGAGEMENT VISIT (£50 PER 60 MINUTE SESSION, GROUPS OF UP TO 30 STUDENTS)
    Join our gallery staff for an introduction to the building and the exhibitions. Supplemented by an engaging session with activity sheets in our exhibitions and Learning Space encouraging students to develop, curiosity, skills and creative potential.
  • ART MAKING VISIT (£250 PER 90 MINUTE SESSION, GROUPS OF UP TO 30 STUDENTS)
    Based on a major new exhibition by Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica, join local artist Sam Ayre for performance, 3-D and video art making workshops.

 

STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES (SEND)
We offer a range of  Engagement and Art Making visits led by artist and specialist teacher Sinéid Codd who is experienced in working with students with special education needs and disabilities (SEND)

 

 

  • SEND ENGAGEMENT VISIT (£150 PER 50 MINUTE SESSION, GROUPS OF UP TO 12 STUDENTS)
    Tailor-made for your class these sessions have flexibility and allow for co-planning with teachers via a telephone conversation with our artist educator. Gallery visit for SEND groups to explore the DLWP building including our spiral staircase and views to the sea, as well as an exhibition visit. Tailor-made resources and activities will be used to engage students’ curiosity, skills and creative potential.
  • ART MAKING VISIT (£350 PER 90 MINUTE SESSIONS, GROUPS OF UP TO 12 STUDENTS)
    Tailor made art-making visit for SEND groups to explore the DLWP building or a specific exhibition for 30 minutes, prior to working in the Learning Space for 60 minutes to experiment of make responsive art works to their experiences. Depending on the exhibition, activities may include the use of collage, painting, sculpture, mixed- media, printing or textiles. Artist will visit your school to meet your students and their teacher to ensure the activity will be of an appropriate level and of interest for your students’ engagement.
  • MINI ART RESIDENCY (P.O.A, GROUPS OF UP TO 12 STUDENTS)
    Tailor-made for your class – both in school and at DLWP. Our experienced artist educator will visit your school to meet your students and their teacher to ensure the activity will be of an appropriate level and of interest for your students’ engagement.
  • We visit your school for ½ day to meet your students and teachers and introduce the themes and aspects of your chosen exhibition to the children before leading an art session with students to engage their interest in the exhibition.
  • This is followed by gallery visit at DLWP to explore an exhibition, using tailor made resources or activities. Back in school, our artist educator will work with your students over three sessions in which students will develop their own work as responses to the artworks they have encountered. To celebrate everyone’s achievements, the artist will make a last visit to put together a mini exhibition in collaboration with staff / children.

DLWP is a fully accessible building with free parking for disabled vehicles via booking.

Sinéid Codd (she/her) has an interdisciplinary art practice, driven by curiosity, play and experimentation, and she brings these elements into her work as an educator and qualified art teacher. She has worked extensively with children and young people with complex needs and learning disabilities in schools, galleries and museums. In her workshops, she will encourage your students to develop autonomy by experiencing the joy and the power of art and art making.

 


We encourage and facilitate cross-curricular and extra-curricular learning, bringing creativity to EBacc subjects and STEM learning.

We are a partner in the Hastings and Rother Arts Education Network (HRAEN), and work with the Teaching Alliance, Cultural Education Partnership and Artswork – part of the national network of ACE funded Bridge organisations, to ensure children and young people can have access to great arts and cultural opportunities.


 

Guided tours

When open, we lead tours of the building to explore its origins, design and influence, and tours of the exhibitions to unravel some of the ideas and processes found in the galleries. To find out more please get in touch: Dee.Haughney@dlwp.com

If you are planning an independent visit please let us know in advance to avoid overcrowding in the galleries.

Work experience placements

 

To find out more and our avaliability, please email Dee.Haughney@dlwp.com

Arts Award & Artsmark

As a registered Arts Award Supporter with qualified Arts Award advisers on our staff team, we can support and assess pupils through Discover, Explore, Bronze and Silver Arts Awards levels.

We are an Artsmark partner and can support your educational setting.

Resources

For use before, during and after an exhibition visit.