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.

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.


There are three options for teachers to choose from to ensure that their students get the most out of their 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 (£80 PER 50 MINUTE SESSION, GROUPS OF UP TO 30 STUDENTS)

Join our gallery staff for a 20 minute introduction to the building and the exhibition. This will be followed by an engaging 30 minute session with activity sheets in our Learning Space encouraging students to develop, curiosity, skills and creative potential.

ART MAKING VISIT (£150 PER 90 MINUTE SESSION, GROUPS OF UP TO 25 STUDENTS

Join artist Lynn Weddle for an art making session in response to the autumn exhibition by internationally renowned artist Zineb Sedira.

KS1-4: Explore Zineb Sedira’s show and explore ideas around representation: how do we see ourselves and the natural world? Creative activities include working with lightboxes and photographic collage.

KS5 and up: The Disrupted Lens: Exploring Zineb Sedira’s exhibition we shall work with traditional photographic methods and experimental digital image making to create abstract imagery.

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


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

We offer a number of work experience placements for Yr 10+ students. The placements give students the opportunity to develop and apply knowledge of cultural institutions and employability skills.

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.