Off The Canvas at Guildhall Art Gallery

Event description


Artis Foundation invite your school to join them in a free workshop (for up to 30 children) in the beautiful exhibition space at the Guildhall Art Gallery. Investigate a Victorian painting, through the performing arts, led by an experienced Artis Specialist.

Bring art to life as the children step into the shoes of the artist, embarking on a journey of exploration in an imaginative, practical and fun way. This adventure will give children an awareness of the historical and geographical context of the gallery’s Victorian paintings, as well as immerse them in a story of discovery.

Suitable for Key Stages 1 & 2 with strong links to English, Maths, Geography, History, Science, Physical Education and Art & Design.


Artis Foundation and Guildhall Art Gallery are delighted to offer these free workshops (for up to 30 children). This has been made possible through funding from The City of London Corporation.

If you need to cancel your visit, please email at the earliest opportunity. If you do not cancel within three weeks of the workshop date, or fail to show on the day, the school is liable to pay a £50 fee which will be invoiced to you.

Lunch information

Food and drink is not permitted inside the Gallery or Amphitheatre. Picnic lunches can be eaten in Guildhall Yard or in nearby green spaces. Occasionally the Guildhall Gallery can offer group spaces to eat in their cloakroom area but this cannot be guaranteed and must be booked in advance (and is subject to last minute cancellation).

How to get there

Guildhall is just minutes from Bank, Mansion House and St Paul's underground stations and a short walk from Cannon Street, Moorgate and Liverpool Street underground and rail stations.

London based schools can also apply to TFL for their free schools off peak travel scheme. Click here for more information.

Grants for School Travel to Guildhall Art Gallery

Funding may be available to support other costs incurred from your visit to Guildhall Art Gallery. The Culture Mile School Visits Fund provides grants for up to £300 towards the costs of facilitated sessions, admission, transport and/or teacher cover. For more information please visit

Booking Information

Please select the date and time for your workshop above. If you would like to book for more than one class each will need their own separate booking, and we suggest booking adjacent timeslots on the same date.

You will then receive a booking form to complete from Artis Foundation. Until this has been completed and returned your place has not been confirmed. Any booking forms not returned within a week of booking will result in your tickets being released back for other schools.

Share with friends

Save This Event

Event Saved