The public walks led by Dulwich Outdoor Gallery have now morphed into primary and secondary school art trails and spray paint workshops which link today’s street art with Dulwich Picture Gallery‘s 17th century paintings.
There are 4 optional elements to these school focussed outings.
- Introduction in school by the organiser of Dulwich Outdoor Gallery
- Street art walk with maps and questionnaires
- Spray paint workshop
- Discussion, trail and drawing in Dulwich Picture Gallery
Very occasionally street artists will be available to give a talk in school.
Examples of school outings
Key stage 4 – street art trail, creativity at Dulwich Picture Gallery
‘I am a primary school teacher at a nearby school – Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace in Penge. The school is in quite a deprived area and I doubt that hardly any of the children have been to a gallery before. But I want their first experience of real artists work to be fun, exciting and colourful to get them interested in art. I have been to Dulwich Picture Gallery before and was worried the children would not appreciate the art work there but having been on your tour which links street art with the old masters it combines the two brilliantly well and I think the kids would love it.’ – And they did.
Art Co-ordinator at Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace
Year 12&13 – street art walk, workshop, interactive session at Dulwich Picture Gallery
‘Thank you for a really inspiring and interesting day – the students were talking about it all the way back to school and really enjoyed it! I will be putting the visit into the school newspaper which goes out to parents.’
Art co-ordinator, Archbishop Tenison School, Oval SE11
Year 6 – introduction at school, street art trail
‘Have you ever wondered what all those amazing murals around East Dulwich were about? Ingrid’s local art tour certainly open up my mind and provided for me and our Norfolk visitors are real insight and a deeper appreciate of modern art. It also brought the more discerning art critic back to the classics, which inspired much of the art work. One child commented “I thought it was going to be boring, but it was really cool!” ‘
Wayne Cooper, Deputy Head, Dog Kennel Hill Primary School, SE22.
Google Map of all the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery street art works
Dulwich Outdoor Gallery Facebook page
Film on the creation of Dulwich Outdoor Gallery
Dulwich Outdoor Gallery in the Guardian
Mear One in Dulwich
For more information and to book a school walk/visit contact Ingrid Beazley at email@example.com