Young People in galleries

Young people

The William Morris Gallery runs a programme of exhibitions, events, practical projects and volunteering for young people between the ages of 16 - 22. Our opportunities are open to everyone, whether you are currently working, studying, experimenting or looking. You can get creative with one of our special projects, meet new friends and enjoy the entertainment at an event, explore the collection and exhibitions, get involved behind the scenes or learn new skills with the help of some amazing artists. We work with groups and individuals.

To book a tour, register your interest in any of these opportunities or for more information please contact Rebecca Jacobs, Activities and Events Officer Rebecca.Jacobs@walthamforest.gov.uk 0208 496 1465

Summer project 2014 - details coming soon!

The Gallery's next practical art project will take place Tuesday 5 August 2014 - Friday 8 August 2014. This year we will be looking into the fashion and textiles industry in India with local artist Alke Schmidt and taking a visit to her studio before making our own artworks. Each individual will develop a final piece for display at the Gallery, responding to an exhibition brief.

More details coming soon. Places are free but limited, to register your interest please contact Rebecca Jacobs.

Group tours

Youth and community groups from Waltham Forest can book a free Waltham Forest Welcome when they visit as a group. The Waltham Forest Welcome is available by appointment subject to staff availability, please contact us at least two weeks in advance. The tour lasts for 30 minutes and includes a personal welcome from the Activities and Events Officer, a brief introduction to the Gallery and facilities as well as information about the Young People’s Programme. Together we look at and discuss an object from the collection to practice our critical thinking skills after which the group is ready to explore the Gallery by themselves. Tours can be tailored to the needs of individual groups.

New volunteering roles for people 16 -22. Register your interest now

In Summer 2014 we will be introducing a brand new volunteer role exclusively for young people between the ages of 16 - 22. This group will be responsible for curating exhibitions and events for their peers and advising the Gallery on its programming for young people. More details coming soon. If you would like to register your interest in this volunteering opportunity please contact Rebecca Jacobs for details and how to apply.