The Courtauld Gallery is temporarily closed for a major transformation project, Courtauld Connects, which will restore the historic building, improve access and create a dedicated Learning Centre for schools, families and community groups.
During the renovation, we continue to deliver a lively outreach programme of workshops, delivered directly in schools. These workshops explore a combination of art history and practical art-based approaches.
Workshops in Secondary School and Sixth Form
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 and exploring the connections between art history and contemporary visual cultures.
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.
Many of our themes are interdisciplinary and are suitable for Art & Design, Photography, Textiles, English, and History Curricula.
Our workshops are:
* Due to our funding criteria, we charge £200 for workshops in independent schools, with additional travel expenses for schools outside Zones 1-2 .
EXPLORE ART HISTORY – Critical contextual workshop
This interactive and exploratory workshop can be tailored to fit your students’ learning needs. Students will be introduced to key works from the Courtauld Gallery Collection and encouraged to take part in discussion and debate. Students will 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
DRAWING TOGETHER – Practical art workshop
Led by an experienced artist-educator, students are introduced to a variety of drawing techniques to develop sketch book skills. Students will investigate different ways of looking, recording, questioning and responding to a chosen theme.
Suitable for Art & Design, Photography, and Textiles Curricula
We encourage students work in their own sketchbooks where possible.
Themes you can choose