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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New workshop dates and further information about our current and upcoming exhibitions held in TheGallery, AUB, will be listed here. To book a workshop or to find out more information, please email

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018

Workshop Date: Thursday 29 November |10am – 12pm | 1pm – 3pm

Participants and numbers: Max. 20

Workshop overview:

After a brief introduction and tour of the exhibition, the participants will be invited to make 2D or 3D artwork working from a series of museum objects selected and provided by the Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP) collection team.

MoDiP is a specialist research resource at the Arts University Bournemouth. It was created to enhance research and student learning and holds more than 12,500 (predominantly 20th Century) international, historical and contemporary design examples relating directly to the University’s specialist areas of study.

Workshop participants will experiment with paper and wire and other materials to draw the three-dimensional museum forms. They will be encouraged to explore form, texture, mark and the appropriateness of materials.

At the end of the workshop we will end the session together with a review of the makes and record them photographically.

The students will be taken to visit the Foundation block and to MoDiP (TBC)

Feedback on the session using postits to record written comments will take place before the close of the workshop


20mins – introduction to the gallery and exhibition.  Intro to the work and planned activity, analyse student choices of work and also look at 3 specific pieces.

10 mins – demonstration of materials and activity on offer:

  • working with MoDiP objects:
    • work in 3D with wire – demo safe and effective basic methods
    • work in 2D with paper and dry media

60 mins – students make a series of responses with specific options to produce work as above

10 mins – students show work in tabletop exhibition and evaluate as a group and gather comments as feedback on postit notes

20 mins – students taken on tour around Foundation block and MoDiP (if remaining time is available)

Planned outcomes:

Each participant produces a series of 2D or 3D responses to take away

Read more on the exhibition

Dazzle & The Art of Defence

Workshop Date: Wednesday 20 March & Thursday 28 March 2019 |10am – 12pm | 1pm – 3pm

Participants and numbers: Max. 25

Read more on the exhibition