Secondary and Sixth Form Outreach Workshops - The Courtauld Institute of Art

Secondary and Sixth Form Outreach Workshops

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Workshops in Secondary School and Sixth Form

Our Secondary workshops are tailored to fit learning needs and are intended to encourage young people to experiment and explore through encounters with art and key works from the Courtauld Gallery Collection. We offer two types of workshop, Art History in Practice and Art History in Context. When you have chosen your theme from the six options below, the booking form will ask you to choose which type of workshop you would like. Please note, as we work with a range of specialist educators the content of each workshop will vary but all sessions encounter ideas around art history and students will be required to engage in conversation and the exchange of ideas with each other whilst also pursuing creative activity relevant to the theme. You will receive an outline of the session in advance and we are happy to answer any questions.

ART HISTORY IN PRACTICE – Practical art workshop
Led by an experienced artist-educator, 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. Students are encouraged to take part in discussion and debate, and investigate different ways of looking, recording, questioning and responding to a chosen theme. We encourage students work in their own sketchbooks where possible.
Suitable for Art & Design, Photography, and Textiles Curricula

ART HISTORY IN CONTEXT – Critical contextual workshop
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. By exploring the connections between art history and contemporary visual cultures, young people 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

If you have any further queries about our workshops or making a booking, please contact us at education@courtauld.ac.uk or 0203 947 7589.

Our Secondary workshops are:

• Suitable for Key Stages 3, 4, and 5.
• Delivered directly in your school or college.
• Free of charge for non-selective state schools, sixth form or further education colleges.*
• Cross-curricular – open to all.
• Minimum 10 students per session (we can accommodate multiple classes on the same day where possible).
• Require advance booking (minimum notice 4-6 weeks).

* Due to our funding criteria, we charge £200 for workshops in independent schools, with additional travel expenses for schools outside Zones 1-2

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