Est. 1985

From the Masters to the Street

  • ATL Street Art Workshop April 2016

    ATL Street Art Workshop April 2016
2 day tour
Prices on request

Take your art lessons to a new level.

Leave the classroom behind to marvel at the masters hanging in galleries then take to the street to see the art on display.

Is art displayed on cinder block walls any different than art that hangs in galleries? Is a swath of spray paint as powerful as a dab of oil? (Ingrid Beazley)

This overnight tour to England’s capital city gives your students the opportunity to delve deeper into the diversity of the art world.  Participate in a tour of a gallery of your choosing then attend a workshop where students will be able to focus on a well known artist to develop a full understanding of their work.  This is ideal for GCSE and A Level Art students but can easily be adapted for students of Art Foundation at University.  Teachers can ignite the passions of their students and help them to look forward and plan for their futures.  Pre-visit resources are available for teachers.

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 The gallery workshops take on different formats depending on the topic chosen.  Students focus on a particular artist or painting. Your guide gives you an insight into the work of the artist and their use of different mediums alternatively students sketch their own masterpieces and learn by doing.  Popular galleries with schools are the National Gallery, the Tate and National Portrait Gallery.

For art with a difference your students will meet Alternative London’s very own expert street artists who will take them on a walking tour of East London where they will see some of the world’s finest street art by Banksy, ROA, Shepard Fairey, Jimmy C, Invader, Stik and many more. Students participate in their own street art workshop. Feedback is always extremely positive.

Our suggested itinerary and pricing is just that and is adapted to suit your needs just let us know what you want to achieve and the budget you have available.


Dates available on request

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Masters of the Art World

Arrive in London by coach before mid-day.

Make your way to the National Gallery for a 1 hour tour on a specified theme  or the Tate Gallery for a 90 minute interactive tour with artist in residence to  focus on Turner or Picaso and then develop your practical skills in a sketching or collaging session.

Make your way to your hotel for a late check-in.

Relax and refresh then meet for dinner either in the hotel or a restaurant of your choosing. Your evening is then free to spend as you wish.

Activities that can be arranged for an additional charge include:

  • Dinner at Planet Hollywood
  • Bowling
  • West End Show (call us for current and available shows)
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not (open until mid-night)

Day 2

“Street” is the Word

Meet for breakfast in the hotel then check-out and make your way to the meeting point to start your enlightening tour of the East London Street Art scene.

After a short break for lunch (a packed lunch can be provided if required for an additional charge) you will make your way to the AL Studio for your Street Art Workshop where you will be shown spray techniques and can put them to use on a communal canvas or if preferred personalise a “T” Shirt for an additional cost.

Then its back on the coach and head for home.

Suggested Hotels

Lords Hotel

This is a family run budget hotel located next to a beautiful quiet garden square in Bayswater, central London. Close to Hyde Park, it is a perfect affordable base from which to explore London.  The accommodation is flexible to suit most needs ranging from single rooms to multi-bedded rooms with a mix of single and bunk beds sleeping upto six people. All rooms have en-suite facilities, flat screen TV and hair dryers.

Ibis Docklands

Located in Canary Wharf the Excel and the O2 Arena are a short journey away on the docklands light railway. London City Airport is just 5 km from the hotel. There are 87 rooms with an air-cooling system, flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi.

Optional Extras

  • 1 day multi-zone travel card for travel on London Underground, DLR, buses and overground trains within specified zone
  • Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour
  • Dinner at Planet Hollywood
  • Bowling
  • Ripley’s Believe it or Not
  • West End Show

Pricing Information

We use local coach companies to minimise costs so coach prices will vary depending on departure point and number of drivers required. Where drivers are required to stay overnight, this will be included in the quote. Free teacher places are available for most attractions so please ask us for further details. All enquiries are priced according to date, no of students and staff travelling, and what you would like to be included in the price.  They are tailor-made to your specific requirements and budget. Call us for a quote.



Greatdays Holidays Limited are a member of ABTA (YO380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking.

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