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Guided gallery talks  (key stage 2, 3, 4, and 5)


One hour, maximum 25 pupils per session

These interactive and exploratory gallery talks are led by art historians—all current or former graduate students of The Courtauld Institute of Art.  Students are introduced to key works from the famous Courtauld Gallery collection and are encouraged to take part in discussion and debate. Talks can cover a wide range of themes or subjects. They can be tailored to fit with your current study theme or curriculum or simply highlight parts of our collection.

drawing/sketchbook skills workshop   (key stage 2, 3, 4, and 5)

Drawing Skills

One or two hours, maximum 25 pupils per session

Led by an experienced Gallery artist-educator drawing and sketchbook tours explore the collection from the perspective of a contemporary artist.  Students will be introduced to a variety of drawing and mark making techniques to investigate different ways of recording, questioning and responding to the collection and exhibition. Drawing implements and paper are provided, but please ensure that pupils bring their own sketchbooks.

art, science and conservation workshop   (key stage 4, and 5)

conservation Two hours, maximum 25 pupils per session

This two hour workshop combines art, science and art history to give students insight into the fascinating world of paintings conservation. Students will explore how science can reveal hidden secrets about paintings and give us insight into the materials and methoda used by artists in the past.  Participants will gain insight into conservation practice, explore the secret lives of paintings in the gallery through infra-red and x-ray images.


art history taster sessions   (key stage 4, and 5)

Art History TasterOne hour, maximum 25 pupils per session

Follow a gallery visit or talk with an Art History taster workshop delivered in the gallery or a seminar space at the Courtauld Institute. Students are encouraged to develop visual literacy, research, discussion and presentation skills through a range of engaging activities led by a Courtauld Institute trained Art History Educator.

Regarde! french tours and workshops (key stage 3, 4 and 5)


One or two hours, maximum 25 pupils per session

Led by a native French speaker Regarde! Tours and workshops help to develop students’ French speaking, listening and writing skills through The Courtauld Gallery’s extraordinary collection of French impressionist and post-impressionist works.  Sessions can be delivered in part or entirely in French and can include discussion and writing exercises depending on the length of your workshop.

REGARDE! Online resources


how to book

Free tours, workshops and outreach are available to schools with a high percentage of free school meals and target FE colleges thanks to the generous support of a charitable trust. There is a nominal charge of £50 per tour, £100 for a two hour workshop and £150 for longer sessions to schools and colleges that do not qualify.

  • Sessions in the gallery are available Tuesday to Friday, 10.30 - 17.00. 

  • Advance booking is essential.   Please give us at least one month notice to book talks and workshops.

  • To book a self direct visit, tour, workshop or taster session please fill in a Booking Request Form and email it to education@courtauld.ac.uk

  • For further information, please contact us on: e: education@courtauld.ac.uk or t: +44 (0)207 848 1058

PLEASE NOTE: All workshops and tours will take place in the gallery.  Unfortunately we do not have a lunch space at present.


Please Note: full-time students who are over-18 and in Higher Education can book online and visit The Courtauld Gallery as individuals here.