Holiday Workshops

These all include a visit to the Gallery and an afternoon art activity. Activities for 5-8’s run from 10.30am to 2.30pm, those for 9-12’s from 10.30am to 3pm. Packed lunches and overalls required!

To book places send a cheque made payable to university of london together with the names and ages of children who require tickets and an SAE to the Education Department. Reduced rates are available for Friends of the Courtauld Institute (foci).

Join the RA!
Wednesday 24 October 2001 Ages 5-8 Thursday 25 October 2001 Ages 9-12
Tickets £12.00 (£10 Friends)
Meet Sir Joshua Reynolds, first President of the Royal Academy and learn what it was like to be a student here 200 years ago. Experiment with quills, reed pens, charcoal and chalk.

Celebrate!
Friday 21 December 2001 10.30am-2.30pm Ages 5-8, 10.30am-3pm Ages 9-12
Tickets £12 (£10 Friends)
Look at party paintings and then create your own party outfit.

Free Family Weekends
in association with Somerset House Trust

Suitable for ages 6-12.
Places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. All activities free.

THE BIG DRAW 2001

Saturday 20 October 2001 11.00am-12.30pm Meet in the Courtauld Institute Gallery Foyer
Join a drawing class led by Sir Joshua Reynolds, first President of the Royal Academy and experiment with chalk and charcoal.

Sunday 21 October 2001 11.30am-1.00pm, 2.30pm-4.00pm
Meet in the Seamen’s Waiting Hall, South Building

Lesley Rivett will be leading a sculpture trail through the contemporary sculptures on the River Terrace, across the Fountain Court ending up at the Courtauld Institute Gallery for a sketching session.

18TH CENTURY SPLENDOUR

Big Wigs
Saturday 1 December 2001 11.00am-12.30pm
Meet in the Courtauld Institute Gallery Foyer
We shall be looking at the costumes and wigs worn 200 years ago and then will try making our own.

18th Century Pastimes
Sunday 2 December 2001
11.00am or 2.00pm
Meet at the Navy Board Room, South Building
This workshop will look at childhood during the 18th century, its pleasures and its horrors! So come and join in such activities as music, dance, games and etiquette, with Baroque ’n’ Roll.


Free Family Drop-Ins
Supported by the Clore Duffield Foundation

These events start at 11.00am and end at approximately 12.30pm and are free for all children. One adult will be admitted free to the gallery with each child. There is no need to book, though places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early to be sure of a place.
The drop-ins are suitable for 6-12 year olds. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Children aged 8 upwards can be unaccompanied but parents must remain in the building.

Gory Stories
Tuesday 23 October 2001
Join poet Grace Ingoldby in the Art on The Line exhibition to look at paintings that tell gory stories and make up poems inspired by them.

Shadows and Silhouettes
Saturday 3 November 2001
Find out about how artists including Monet and Van Gogh painted shadows and then make a silhouette of your profile.

Meet the Artist
Saturday 22 Dec. & Saturday 29 Dec. 2001
Visit the Art on The Line exhibition with Sir Joshua Reynolds, first President of the Royal Academy and hear the histories behind some of the works on display, before taking part in a practical activity.

How to Paint a Portrait
Thursday 3, Friday 4 & Saturday 5 Jan. 2002
Find out how portraits were painted with Sir Joshua Reynolds, first President of the Royal Academy and learn more about some portraits.