Children look at an abstract painting in an artist's studio, behind them our four paintings of children

Studio & gallery visits

Inspire your students with visits to our artist studios and contemporary art space, the Nunnery Gallery.

“The studio visit helped the pupils to understand opportunities in art. Many of the pupils were inspired by the artist’s techniques and went on to try these out in their own work.” 

Lead artist

Studio visits

Give your students a unique insight behind closed doors, to see artists’ working environments and creative processes first-hand. 

Our studio visits are tailored to learners’ needs, and can be designed to explore a specific theme or medium. They provide insight into the lives of creative professionals and the many careers that exist within the creative industries.

Students will have the opportunity to hear about the artist’s practice and ask questions, with the possibility of a follow up practical taster session responding to the artist’s work. 

We manage over 400 professional workspaces for practising artists, designers and makers in London, and studio visits are welcome at any of our sites.

“Before today I thought art had to be drawing or painting’

Year 8 student

Nunnery Gallery

The Nunnery Gallery is our non-for-profit, contemporary art gallery in Bow, east London. Visiting enables students to see and experience an exhibition first hand. Our exhibition programme showcases both archive collections and artwork by contemporary artists, often with a focus on the history and themes of our local area.

We are happy to organise visits that are led by artists and curators, so students can learn more about the exhibition, gallery and artworks themselves. Interacting with artwork helps develop student’s visual literacy, strengthening their ability to explore, interpret and discuss visual material.

“Contact with the artists brought the artwork to life.” 

Year 5 teacher

How your school benefits

  • Inspirational visits to support art projects in school
  • Develop student’s visual literacy and skills in evaluating and analysing artworks
  • Enhance and enrich curriculum provision
  • Contribute to Arts Award qualifications – finding out about artists
  • Artist talks and Question & Answer sessions
  • Further students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in the arts

“All of the pupils were totally engaged by the artists they met and were able to interact with them with informed and meaningful questions.”


Inspired to visit us?

Want to know more about artist studio and Nunnery Gallery visits? Please email

Children hold up their work and look at it from underneath

Bring inspiration back to the classroom

Why not combine your gallery or studio visit with a follow up artist-led project in your school?