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Young People’s Workshops

INSIGHTS INTO ART HISTORY is a series of free 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!

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.


PORTRAITURE AND IDENTITY

Suitable for students in Year 10 and upwards
Wednesday 25 October 2017, 10:45 – 16:00

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  • Visit our remarkable Soutine’s Portraits: Cooks, Waiters & Bellboys exhibition with one of the exhibition’s curators.
     
  • Explore the history of portraiture and identity with art historian Dr Julian Freeman.
     
  • Discover new experimental painting and drawing techniques exploring colour and form with artist Matthew Krishanu.
     
  • Create your own contemporary responses!

DRAWING TOGETHER

Suitable for students in Year 10 and upwards
Thursday 26 October 2017, 10:45 – 16:00

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  • Investigate the exploratory nature of drawing in a tour of our Drawing Together exhibition, with Courtauld Curator Dr Ketty Gottardo.
     
  • Take part in a behind-the-scenes tour of our Prints and Drawings Study Room, and visual analysis workshop with art historian Dr Rosamund Garrett.
     
  • Develop primary research, drawing, and presentation skills with artist Helen Higgins.
     
  • Create your own contemporary responses!

DEGAS: CAPTURING MOVEMENT

Suitable for students in Year 10 and upwards
Saturday 18 November 2017, 10.45 – 16.00

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  • Discover how French artist Edgar Degas (1834-1917) captured his fascination with dancers in movement in a variety of media, through a tour of The Courtauld Collection.
  • Learn how Degas’ interest in photography, Japanese prints and works by Peter Paul Rubens, and other famous artists, shaped his innovative approach.
  • Collaborate with an art historian, contemporary artist and dancer to explore experimental methods of capturing movement in space, through clothed life drawing using a variety of media.

COLOUR: FROM MEDIEVAL TO MODERN

Suitable for students in Year 10 and upwards
Saturday 10 December 2017, 10.45 – 16.00

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  • Explore the history of colour through a tour of The Courtauld Gallery’s remarkable collection of 14th to 21st century paintings with art historian Fran Herrick.
  • Discover how to create Medieval pigments. Learn how Impressionists broke the boundaries and which artists used radical colour for expressive purposes.
  • Design, gild and paint your own panel in just one day!


Any questions? Please email Helen Higgins education@courtauld.ac.uk 

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