Art Licks Learning 2016 tour of festival, school group visiting AMP. Photo: Sam Nightingale

Art Licks’ learning strand aims to encourage the understanding, appreciation and development of contemporary visual art in London for local communities. Through its tours, workshops and discussion events, Art Licks promotes learning, understanding and the value of risk-taking galleries and self-organised initiatives.

Art Licks collaborate with schools and local community groups to facilitate tours and artist-led workshops, hoping to inspire young people to consider higher education and career paths in the arts.

Tours for schools or groups

Following the model of the existing Art Licks Tours, this is an opportunity for your class or group to walk and talk their way around the Art Licks Weekend. Led by Art Licks, you’ll see a selection of the exhibitions and we’ll arrange for some of the artists, curators or gallerists to be there to meet you, answer your questions and tell you their stories. Talk to us about the topics you’re currently studying and we’ll do our best to plan a bespoke tour for you.

Recommended Participatory Festival Events

Looking for something participatory? From hands-on making to talks, discussions or just hanging out, here’s a few recommendations for ways you can get involved in this years programme. Our choices below are particularly great for students, youth or community groups:

JPEG Crush: A data-bending workshop where you’ll create your own unique glitch art. Free, booking essential. (You’ll need to bring your own laptop!)

Big Fat Art Crawl: See art and make new friends in this walking-talking tour of venues in North-East London. £5pp / £4 concessions, booking essential.

GOO: Play with goo and slime in this family-friendly free workshop. No booking necessary, just turn up.

Google-making: Experiment with all sorts of materials to make your own looking device. Free and suitable for all ages.

Town Gas Hosts: Building Solutions in Clay: Experiment with ceramic-making to the sound of music. Free, booking essential.

Walking Talking Drawing Tour: Find new ways of exploring your surroundings but walking, talking and drawing. Free, but bring your own drawing devices.