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Teachers’ Resources

We aim to help visitors of all ages and experience gain further understanding of The Courtauld Gallery collections. Our Teachers’ Resources focus on the exhibition programme in the gallery by expanding on a key theme from the exhibition and exploring it in relation to the permanent collection.

Teachers can visit the Gallery and Temporary Exhibition for free. Please bring identification that demonstrates you are a member of teaching staff.

Teachers’ Events

Our Teachers’ Events are intended to introduce you to The Courtauld Gallery’s permanent collection, our latest special exhibition, or to preview new Teachers’ Resources.  If you would like to receive information on upcoming Teachers’ Events, please contact us and we will add you to our mailing list.

Teachers’ Event: Art and Maths in The Courtauld Collection

Join us for a tour of the The Courtauld’s Islamic metalwork and Italian Maiolica ceramic collections at the Gallery and learn how exploring these objects can encourage your students to appreciate Mathematics as an inter-connected discipline with the potential for a wide range of creative applications. You will learn how craftspeople, who worked 450–700 years ago in different parts of the world, used only a ruler and a compass to generate a dazzling array of patterns to create these treasured masterpieces.

Attending teachers will receive a free Art and Maths Resources Pack, including lesson plans and an Art and Maths Workbook with 14 separate art and maths activities ready to use with your class.

Please RSVP to education@courtauld.ac.uk or call 020 7848 1058 to reserve a place for you and your colleagues.

17:00 – 18:00: Gallery tour with Francesca Herrick
The Courtauld Gallery

18:00 – 19:00: Drinks Reception and Learning Programme Information Sharing
Seminar Room 4, Ground Floor, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN

Download the Teachers’ Event invitation to send to your colleagues

Teachers’ Resource: The Body in Motion

Our latest Teachers’ Resource draws inspiration from the exhibition Rodin & Dance: The Essence of Movement (20 October 2016 – 22 January 2017), organised in collaboration with the Museé Rodin in Paris. The pack explores not only Rodin’s fascination with dancers in extreme movement but also how other artists within the Collection express and capture the body in motion. The resource is divided into chapters covering a range of artists in relation to this central theme.

Download the Teachers’ Resource: The Body in Motion pack

The Body in Motion Powerpoint can be used in class or shared with your students.

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Teachers’ Resource:
Face to Face: Portraits in The Courtauld Collection

The Face to Face: Portraits in The Courtauld Collection teachers’ resource is for teachers to read and learn about the history of portraiture through The Courtauld Collection. This resource looks at different historical and social contexts to help develop a greater understanding of what portraiture is and how it has changed over time.

Face to Face:  Portraiture in The Courtauld Collection  Resources

The Face to Face: Portraits in The Courtauld Collection PowerPoint can be used in class or shared with your students.

Find out more

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Booking CPD and Inset Days

The Courtauld offers a dynamic programme of continuing professional development opportunities for teachers and tutors of art, art history and humanities subjects at all levels.

To inquire about or to book CPD inset days for groups of teachers or trainee teachers please email education@courtauld.ac.uk


Peter Lanyon: Experiencing Landscape
15 October – 17 January 2016
Experiencing the Landscape Teachers’ Resources

GOYA: The Witches and Old Women Album
6 February – 25 May 2015
Download related ‘Women in Art’ Teachers’ Resource

teachers-resource The Body in Art SchieleEgon Schiele: The Radical Nude
23 October 2014 – 18 January 2015
Download related ‘The body in Art’ Teachers’ Resource



teachers-resources-printmakingBruegel to Freud: Prints from The Courtauld Gallery
19 June – 21 September 2014
Download related ‘Printmaking’ Teachers’ Resource

See our archive for further resources 

Regarde! Resources

These Regarde! activities are all connected to specific works in The Courtauld Gallery collection. They are taken from our Teachers Resources produced during our temporary exhibitions. Feel free to download or browse through these resources to prepare or follow up on a visit to our gallery.

The Courtauld Cézannes: landscapes and the concept of nature in Cézanne’s works
Cézanne, The Card Players
Toulouse-Lautrec, Jane Avril at the entrance of the Moulin Rouge and ‘Gay Paris’
The Omega workshop and Post-Impressionism
Florentine wedding chests, The Courtauld Cassoni
Women in French drawings from the 18th and 19th century
Michelangelo, The Dream – Love sonnets in the early 16th century – IN ITALIAN
Mondrian in Paris, 1911 – 1940
Poetry in Post-War France, Jacques Prevert

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