Want to know more about our collections and learning in museums and galleries?

We offer regular Continuous Professional Development opportunities for teachers and educators.


These free of charge workshops are aimed at teachers across all curriculum areas in Upper Primary and Secondary Schools. 

To note your interest in attending any of the sessions at Aberdeen Art Gallery please email AAGMLearning@aberdeencity.gov.uk


Galloway Hoard: Viking-Age Treasure  
Thursday 25 August 4.00pm – 5.30pm 
The Galloway Hoard brings together the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland. Join us to learn about our offer for schools including a behind the scenes tour of the exhibition, our specially curated handling objects and accompanying teachers notes. The handling kits and teachers’ resources will be used in our free of charge facilitated workshops at the Art Gallery and can be loaned out to school groups who cannot visit the exhibition. The session will also cover the available travel bursaries of £100 to supplement transport costs for Aberdeen City school groups to travel to Aberdeen Art Gallery.  


Moving image education for art teachers with Sara Stroud 

This two-part CPD programme introduces the use and interpretation of moving image in learning and teaching.  

Attendees should sign up for both sessions and bring their own iPad or Chrome Book. iMovie and Kinemaster software will be used in the workshops.  Please download these apps in advance of the session. 

Session 1: Thursday 15 September 4.00pm – 5.30pm  
Join artist, filmmaker, and media lecturer Sara Stroud as she presents an introduction to artists working in film and video.  The session will feature Scottish artist Rachel Maclean’s short film, The Lion and the Unicorn, currently on display in Aberdeen Art Gallery. Sara will highlight the tools that can help critically analyse an artist’s work.  

Session 2: Thursday 3 November 4.00pm – 5.30pm  
The focus of this workshop will be exploring artworks from AAGM’s collection and then creating a short film as a direct response to them. The aim is to provide educators with the knowledge and confidence to incorporate filmmaking and moving image into the curriculum in a practical way, by demystifying the associated technology.