Visible InVisible

Fully booked
  • Study day
  • Schools
A group of school children sitting and standing around a table with art materials on it.
School study day, Eva Herzog. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

In this whole-day session your students will use a variety of art and design techniques and media to think about the world of micro-organisms that live in the human body and what we can and can’t see with the human eye. They will consider how thoughts and feelings about infection affect our relationships, and discover how art helps to challenge and confront.

The workshop is inspired by our new gallery, 'Being Human'.

Who can come

We have developed this study day for groups of students aged 14 to 19, studying GCSEs or post-16 qualifications at school or sixth-form college. You can bring 20 to 30 students, accompanied by staff at a ratio of 1:10.

Due to the small scale of our free programme, schools in the Greater London area have priority until 12 December. From this date booking is open to schools outside Greater London.

About your facilitator

Photograph of Elaine Duigenan

Elaine Duigenan

Elaine Duigenan is a multi-award-winning photographic artist represented by Klompching Gallery in New York. She has work on display in national collections such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, and in 2009 her work was flown to the International Space Station on Shuttle Atlantis.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Studio on level 1. When you enter Wellcome Collection, head up the stairs or take the lift, then follow the signs.

School booking conditions

Your school or college can book a maximum of two study days per term. To secure your booking, you'll need to complete and return the required forms promptly.

All study days and events are free, but we charge a fee for cancellation or significant changes to your group size made within three weeks of your visit. Both policies are explained fully in the agreement we ask you to sign ahead of your visit.

Our event terms and conditions