3-day Art School for 11-16 year olds

The Laing Art Gallery is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

A photograph of a table with 'Laing Art School' printed on it


Tuesday 27 October - Thursday 29 October

Visitor information

Events cancelled


10am-3pm (early drop-off available from 9.30am, late pick up available until 3.30pm)


£75* (plus booking fee) 

(*An additional charge of £25 applies if participating in Explore Arts Award) 


Online booking coming soon.


Following advice in response to the COVID 19 pandemic we took the decision to close the Laing Art Gallery on Wednesday 18 March until further notice. We will be monitoring government guidance and share any new information about access when this is available.

In the meantime, we’re creating digital experiences and resources so that you can still enjoy our wonderful collections from home. We are adding these to our website and social media.

Please sign up to our emails at mustseemuseums.org.uk and check our social media channels so we can keep you up to date.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this challenging time. Stay well and we look forward to welcoming you back in due course.

Unfortunately, we are unable to process any online shop orders until we reopen.

Looking for a bit of artistic, creative fun for your school holidays? Then our Art School may be just the thing for you!

Participants will work with a professional arts educator to experiment with a variety of materials and create a portfolio of paintings, illustrations and prints. Be inspired by the Laing’s broad collection and explore and develop your artistic skills and techniques.

*There is also the opportunity for participants to achieve the nationally accredited Bronze Level Arts Award, at an additional cost. More information about the Arts Award can be found on their website: http://www.artsaward.org.uk/site/?id=64

Please note: Completed Arts Award portfolios have to moderated by Trinity College London which can take some time. Therefore young people will not receive their certificates immediately after the Art School.