Chester Visual Arts is pleased to offer free learning opportunities for the Cheshire community. We work with area schools, youth organisations and adult learners. The Learning Programme aims to encourage engagement and participation, allowing the community to visit and respond to the exhibitions and artwork through:

  • Workshops
  • Digital Artbox
  • Traveling Presentations
  • Guided Tours
  • Exhibition-On-Instagram
  • Special Events
  • Digital Library
  • Loan Boxes
  • Leader Packs

Suitable for different types of groups (schools, youth organisation, adult learners and more). 

Many of the Learning Programme activities have also been developed to support the National Curriculum in subjects such as: Art & Design, Maths, PHSCE, Music, English, Science, Geography and History. 

Please inform us of any specific requirements you may have.

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Suitable for different types of groups from schools, youth organisations to adult learners, they have been developed to support the National Curriculum in subjects such as: Art & Design, Maths, PHSCE, Music, English, Science and History.


Practical, artist-led workshops which allow everyone to get their hands and minds into creating.

Digital Artbox

Created by local Cheshire artists; we provide digital-based creative activities for all ages, from young children to adults.


Come explore the works in our exhibitions and learn more about the pieces and artists.

Travelling Presentations

The presentations on your premises, offer a guided virtual tour of the exhibitions through still images, descriptions and insight into the works. They are conducted by a member of our staff who has received a clear enhanced DBS check and who has completed a Basic Awareness Course on Safeguarding Children in Education.

Guided tours

Provide specialist insight into the exhibitions.


An opportunity to view and experience our exhibitions remotely and learn about new artists. An ideal way to engage with the works at your own level, interest, pace and convenience.

Follow the Exhibition-On-Instagram account: @learningcva

Special Events

Lectures and artist talks.


Information that allows you to engage with our exhibitions and gain insight into the artwork.

Digital Library

An archive of past Lectures, Exhibition Tours, Artist Talks and Workshops.

Coming soon!

Loan Boxes

Each box contains a variety of activities and resources for you to use with your group as a stand-alone, one-day project or to complement your visit.

Chance & Control: Art in the Age of Computers Loan Box

Leader Packs

Our Leader Packs are produced alongside each exhibition but also function as stand-alone resources, which can be used anytime in your school or organisation. The packs include a variety of projects, themes and resources.

Coming soon!

Get in touch Complete the form below or email learning@chestervisualarts.org.uk