Schools Learning

The Black Portraits schools learning programme is suitable for primary school year 3 (age 8) through to secondary school 6th Form.

The programme is designed to accompany exhibitions and offers a series of workshops for Key Stage 2 and 3  students. These sessions look at the history and developement of local human rights and social justice and  story telling through art and portraiture. There is a practical workshop within the gallery/museum and debate is encouraged. There is a choice of half or whole day sessions.

Where possible the artist, Paul Piercy, will be on hand to take questions.


The Black Portraits learning co-ordinator for the North East is Peter Sagar. He produces relevant material for use with school visits to exhibitions. More about Peter and his moving songs and stories can be found at: A Living Tradition