Activities for Families
All activities are free — there is no need to book. Meet at the Gallery ticket desk.

Sculpt It! Big Draw 2002
Saturday 19 October, 11am-4pm
Investigate sculptures by Alexander Archipenko, Edgar Degas, Barbara Hepworth, Aristide Maillol, Henry Moore and Auguste Rodin then work with artists to make drawings of sculptures which will be turned into sculptures in and outside the Gallery.
Suitable for:Anyone

Musical Mobiles
Saturday 2 November, 11.30am-12.30pm Explore paintings by Kandinsky before making your own abstract mobile, using music for inspiration.
Suitable for:5-10’s

Dare to Dance
Saturday 7 December, 11.30am-12.30pm
Dance and draw! Explore sculpture and painting by Degas, working with an artist and ballerina to try out some steps. Suitable for: 5-10’s

Weather Wheels
Saturday 4 January, 11.30am-12.30pm
Investigate 19th and 20th-century paintings to see how artists have used different colours and mark making techniques to represent different seasons, followed by an opportunity to make your own colourful 3D weather wheel. Suitable for:5-10’s

Fabulous Fauves
Saturday 1 February, 11.30am-12.30pmDiscover why a group of artists at the turn of the century were nicknamed the 'Wild Beasts’ then paint a large self-portrait.
Suitable for: 5-10’s

Holiday Workshops
Draw, paint and sculpt every day of half term. Join us for one workshop or all 4 to explore new loans of 20th-century drawing, painting and sculpture at the Courtauld. Workshops for 5-10’s run from 10am to 12pm.
Workshops for 11-15’s run from 2pm to 4pm.
£10 per workshop or £35 for the week.
Booking and payment in advance is essential. For more information call 020 7848 2922 or

Modern Movement
Tuesday 22 October
Explore how artists Degas, Derain, Rodin and Bourdelle captured movement in painting and sculpture, then take a polaroid picture to make large sculptural drawings using a range of drawing media.

Red, Yellow and Blue
Wednesday 23 OctoberThis workshop will look closely at a selection of figurative and abstract paintings by early 20th-century artists, to explore their ideas and techniques, before challenging participants to make their own self-portrait or abstract work experimenting with composition and colour mixing, using a restricted range of colours.

Seasonal Sculpture
Thursday 24 OctoberThis workshop will provide an opportunity to explore the work of Barbara Hepworth, then working with an artist, make drawings and sculptures that interpret different seasons.

Friday 25 OctoberA chance to explore some of the strange beasts and landscapes in the Gallery, after which, participants will collage together their own mystical masterpieces.

February 2003 Half-term
Print It
Tuesday 18 FebruaryDiscover what drypoint and etchings are and how they are made. Investigate prints form the collection, by Canaletto, Picasso and Piranesi, amongst others — then make a drypoint print to take home.

Mirror Mirror
Wednesday 19 FebruaryExamine different styles of portrait painting from Gainsborough to Kokochka followed by the chance to use acrylics on canvas to make a self-portrait. Participants can select costumes to wear for their self-portraits.

Make Paint
Thursday 20 FebruaryMake your own paint using pigments and eggs after investigating paintings in the Gallery from the 13th-15th century.

Dot Dot Dot
Friday 21 February Find out why Seurat painted in dots and discover which other artists painted in a similar way, before trying out your patience making your own pointillist painting.

British Sign Language Interpreted Talks Programme
Talks are free with admission to the Gallery.
Please contact the Education Department to reserve a place. Fax 020 7848 2589 /
Meet at the Gallery ticket desk.

From Degas to Hepworth
30 November, 2-3pm
Explore sculpture from the end of the 19th century through to the 1960’s, with Kara Wescombe

German Expressionism
25 January, 2-3pmFiona Moorhead, will look at works by German Expressionist artists.

For more information, please contact the Education Officer
Courtauld Gallery, Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand London WC2R 0RN
Tel: 020 7848 2922
Fax 020 7848 2589