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Free online resources for schools

To help you plan your visit downloadable resources are available:

Activity Packs (Key Stage 1, 2, 3 and 4)

Information about Ikon’s 2022 exhibitions




Workshops are not currently available.

Contact the Learning team by email:


Arts Award and Artsmark

Arts Award

Ikon is an Arts Award centre with members of the Learning team who are trained to deliver Arts Award  at any level as part of a visit to the gallery.


Ikon is proud to be working in partnership with schools and settings on their Artsmark Award journey. By supporting Artsmark settings, we’re helping put the arts at the heart of education, inspiring young people to create, experience and participate in high quality arts and culture.

Find out more about Artsmark at

To find out how Ikon can support your Artsmark or Arts Award journey contact the Learning Team on 0121 248 0708 or email to discuss a tour or practical workshop to suit your pupils’ needs.

Pitched just right for the group; the gallery staff spent time developing a day that was exactly what I was looking for … The pupils were challenged by both the artworks themselves and the practical activities throughout the day as the leader guided them to make links between the exhibitions and their own work.

Class Teacher