Manchester Art Gallery

What’s on for Schools

Free for Manchester schools

Manchester Takeover

10th – 13th March 2020, 10.15am–2pm

Manchester Art Gallery, Central Library & Archives+

Free visits for Manchester Schools

Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Central Library, Archives+ and Engie are joining together and celebrating the launch of Manchester’s Cultural Education Partnership. We are running a programme of activity that explores Manchester both past and present. Engie will add in their sector insights to building, construction and project management. Classes can spend a day visiting the Gallery and Library and use the city’s collections to find out about Manchester’s buildings, communities and history.
There will be opportunities for KS2 classes to take part in two workshops from 10.15-14.00 each day, selecting from one of the themes below.

Buildings
Manchester Art Gallery – Pupils will work with artist Sam Hull to explore paintings of Manchester created by Lowry and Valette to understand how the city has changed and stayed the same over the last 100 years. Thinking about the colours and shapes found in the artworks they will create their own acetate masterpieces in response to Manchester today.
Manchester Central Library – Are you up for the selfie then and now; challenge, capturing the pillars, archways and proticos using images from the past? We will be taking a look at Central Library, the building, exploring the history behind the most visited library in the UK.

Communities
Manchester Art Gallery – Engie are currently fixing the Gallery’s roof and will be sharing their expertise of building and budgeting. Classes will collaborate to plan and build tetrahedron structures that will grow to build a city over the week. Artist Venessa Scott will also work with pupils to fill the buildings with communities that reflect the population of Manchester today.
Manchester Central Library – The past 50 years – A look at where we live and who may have lived there in the past.

Tel: 0161 235 8842
Email: mageducation@manchester.gov.uk

Save money on travel
Why not take advantage of our Kids for a Quid scheme with Metrolink where pupils travel for £1 return and accompanying adults for £2 return; we are directly across from the St Peter’s square Metrolink stop.