School Workshops

We believe that learning does not just take place in the classroom, it happens everywhere.

That’s why we offer a diverse programme of gallery activities for schools that offer young people the unique opportunity to engage with original artworks. This is a unique opportunity for schools, with activities ranging from exhibition workshops, talks and tours.

Booking Information

Our school workshops are led by Associate Lecturers from the Arts University Bournemouth, who are specialised in a variety of fields in art, media and design. Class sizes are no more than 20 students per group and workshops usually last two hours. All materials are provided.

Please email or call 01202 363016 for more details and to enquire about our availability.

AUB offers a huge range of opportunities to a variety of different schools and colleges such as campus tours, open days, and Saturday Art School. For more opportunities to get involved please visit our Schools and Colleges page.

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Please see further information on the workshops we offer for our current and upcoming exhibitions held in TheGallery, AUB. To book a workshop or to find out more information, please email

Zaha Hadid Architects Exhibition

Exhibition Overview
TheGallery in collaboration with the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, AUB, are working with Zaha Hadid Architects to create an exhibition that provides an insight into the world of Zaha Hadid.

Showcasing a selection of key designs to illustrate the continuous process of ZHA’s on-going design investigation. This exhibition aims to provide an insight into the world of Zaha Hadid Architects. The exhibition will showcase a selection of key designs to illustrate the continuous process of ZHA’s on-going design investigation.

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Workshop Overview
After an introduction and visit to the exhibition, participants will be invited to use their imagination to develop a creative, individual response to Zaha Hadid.

After introductory talk by The Gallery Manager, Violet McClean and The Gallery workshop artist, students will spend 20 minutes working with Violet examining the exhibition to decide on a set of inspirations to work with during the activity.

Drawing with scissors students will produce a Zaha Hadid inspired response to natural form. Students will be invited to choose an image of a natural form and will then respond using their imagination to create a sketched idea of a conceptual piece of architecture using cut out shapes and collage. Taking the natural shapes from the images provided, students can trace, cut the shapes and draw over them to form a multi-layered drawing.

At the end of the session, we will regroup in The Gallery to review and evaluate the session.

Feedback on the session using post it notes to record written comments will take place before the close of the workshop.


  • Thursday 1st March 2018
  • Thursday 22nd March 2018


  • Introduction to the gallery and exhibition
  • Introduction to the work and planned activity, analyse student choices of work and also look at 3 specific pieces
  • Demonstration of materials and activities on offer
  • Participants make their own response to a tarot card, influenced by the work in the gallery (theme, style, colours)
  • Work shown in table top exhibition and evaluate as a group
  • Gather comments as feedback on post-it notes