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The Courtauld Gallery – Art Gallery School Trips & Outreach Workshops London

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: A number of our buildings have closed, all teaching will take place remotely, and events have been cancelled, postponed or moved online.

We have taken this decision in order to protect the health of our students, staff and visitors.

Please read our FAQs for further information: http://courtauld.ac.uk/coronavirus

Primary Outreach Workshops

These interactive and exploratory workshops will introduce key works from the Courtauld Gallery Collection and encourage looking, recording, questioning and responding to visual culture. We work with a range of specialist educators so the content of each workshop will vary but all sessions encounter ideas around art history and students will be required to engage in conversation and the exchange of ideas with each other whilst also pursuing creative activity such as experimenting with drawing techniques or collaborating on a group display. You will receive an outline of the session in advance and we are happy to answer any questions. Many of our themes foster cross-curricular learning.

If you have any further queries about our workshops or making a booking, please contact us directly using the form below or call us on 0203 947 7589.

Our Primary workshops are:

• Suitable for Key Stage 2
• Provide excellent cross-curricular opportunities.
• Delivered directly in your Primary school.
• Free of charge for non-selective state schools.*
• Can accommodate multiple classes on the same day where possible.
• Require advance booking (minimum notice 4-6 weeks).

* Due to our funding criteria, we charge £200 for workshops in independent schools, with additional travel expenses for schools outside Zones 1-2

Workshops in Secondary School and Sixth Form

Our Secondary workshops are tailored to fit learning needs and are intended to encourage young people to experiment and explore through encounters with art and key works from the Courtauld Gallery Collection. We offer two types of workshop, Art History in Practice and Art History in Context. When you have chosen your theme from the six options below, the booking form will ask you to choose which type of workshop you would like. Please note, as we work with a range of specialist educators the content of each workshop will vary but all sessions encounter ideas around art history and students will be required to engage in conversation and the exchange of ideas with each other whilst also pursuing creative activity relevant to the theme. You will receive an outline of the session in advance and we are happy to answer any questions.

ART HISTORY IN PRACTICE – Practical art workshop

Led by an experienced artist-educator, our practice-based workshops offer young people opportunities to develop a variety of drawing and sketchbook skills, and practical approaches that support new ways of looking at, questioning and responding to a chosen theme. Students are encouraged to take part in discussion and debate, and investigate different ways of looking, recording, questioning and responding to a chosen theme. We encourage students work in their own sketchbooks where possible.
Suitable for Art & Design, Photography, and Textiles Curricula

ART HISTORY IN CONTEXT – Critical contextual workshop

Our critical contextual workshops encourage young people to develop visual literacy, test their own ideas, and build research and presentation skills, by engaging with The Courtauld Gallery’s Collection on their own terms. By exploring the connections between art history and contemporary visual cultures, young people develop visual literacy, research, discussion and presentation skills through a range of engaging activities led by a specialist artist or art history educator.

Suitable for English, History, Photography, Textiles, Art & Design Curricula

If you have any further queries about our workshops or making a booking, please contact us using the contact form below or call us on 0203 947 7589.

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