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Free Creative Workshops for Schools

ReachOutRCA’s Studio Days share the wide-ranging benefits of creative thinking and making with young people, teachers, families and community groups across London, and provide opportunities for RCA students and graduates to develop their skills and experience.

ReachOutRCA Studio Days are free and are open to state secondary schools and colleges.

All ReachOutRCA Studio Days are based around the artist or designer's practice, so we don't target particular key stages. Our aim is to support our practitioners to develop experiences that are engaging for a range of ages and abilities.

Information for teachers


Every year we offer school groups the opportunity to visit the RCA and participate in ReachOutRCAStudio Days. Each Studio Day is an opportunity for young people to engage with a contemporary practitioner and their work through practical and discussion-based activities. We also include behind-the-scenes tours in each Studio Day so that young people are able to make powerful connections between their own creative experiences and the work happening in RCA studios. 

ReachOutRCA team members and RCA graduates Jessie Brennan (Printmaking) and Jasleen Kaur (JAM) manage our Studio Days and supported the RCA students who led them.

Our Studio Days take place at both RCA campuses (Battersea and Kensington), and cover a range of themes. ReachOutRCA raises funds so that our Studio Days can be offered to schools free of charge. If you would like to know more, or would like to be added to our mailing list please email reachout@rca.ac.uk.

Please note:

  • ReachOutRCA Studio Days begin at 10am and end at 2.30pm.
  • We can accommodate up to 15 students.
  • ReachOutRCA Studio Days are not aimed at a particular year group or key stage as they are intended to give practical insights into a practitioner's way of working (something we hope will be valuable and relevant for everyone). 
  • ReachOutRCA is an Arts Award supporter and we hope our Studio Days will be of interest to young people working towards any of the Arts Award levels.


"[I liked] creating the jewellery, having freedom to experiment, and the studio tour." Purnima,13, Grey Coat Hospital School
"Absolutely fantastic to take students outside of the school environment and experience a world that they may not be aware of...to become aware of contemporary practice and the role of collaboration (something that can be difficult inside school)." Kit Griffiths, Teacher, Ashcroft Technology Academy