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Insights into Art History


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Young People’s Workshops

INSIGHTS INTO ART HISTORY is a series of one-day workshops especially designed for 16-19 year olds to explore and investigate The Courtauld Gallery collection. Each day has an exciting focus and a new subject to discover!

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This programme is funded by a Charitable Trust and is open to young people who attend non-selective state schools and colleges, whose parents or carers have not previously gone to university, and/or who currently receive Income Support or Tax Credits.



Wednesday 15 February 2017, 10:45 – 15:30

Suitable for students in Year 10 and upwards

How can we use the gallery as a primary research tool?

Discover how art history informs contemporary practice and the different approaches art historians take when analysing works through a closer look at key works in the Courtauld Collection.

Working with an art historian and contemporary artist, you will be introduced to key art historical methodologies and develop practical primary research, drawing, photographic and presentation skills.


To book, please email:  – places still available!



Thursday 16 February 2017, 10:45 – 15:30

Suitable for students in Year 10 and upwards

Alexandra Blum, Dalston Construction: 9.8.08 – Dalston Lane from next to Sheer Bliss, 2008 (c) A. Blum 2017

How can movement and the passage of time be conveyed within a still image?

In this exciting workshop, we will explore linear perspective, then break through its boundaries to investigate compressed space, peripheral vision, actual and implied movement and layering of space and time within images.

After time travelling through spatial structures in paintings within The Courtauld Gallery Collection with art historian Helen Higgins and artist Alexandra Blum, you will venture out into Somerset House to put these ideas into practice and make drawings which explore its fascinating architectural spaces.


To book, please email:  – places still available!


Art History Summer University 2017

If you are in year 12 and interested in art history, please see our four-day course Art History Summer University that runs this July.

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