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Insights into Art History is a series of FREE one-day workshops especially designed for 16-18 year olds to explore a wide variety of themes responding to The Courtauld Gallery collection. Each day has an exciting focus and a new subject to discover!

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For any queries please contact Helen Higgins education@courtauld.ac.uk

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.

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Impressionism: Theory and Practice

Suitable for students in Year 10 and upwards

ART HISTORY WORKSHOP
Tuesday 23 October 2018, 10:45 – 16:00

What is ‘Impressionism’? Collaborate with a Courtauld art historian to define ‘Impressionism’, challenge ‘isms’, and learn more about the artists involved in radically breaking the boundaries of modern art.

• Visit the remarkable Courtauld Impressionists exhibition at the National Gallery and develop your visual analysis skills with Courtauld art historian Helen Higgins

• Discover new experimental painting techniques exploring colour and form ‘en plein air’ with a contemporary artist.

• Create your own contemporary responses!

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Van Gogh: Self Portraiture and Identity

Suitable for students in Year 10 and upwards

ART HISTORY WORKSHOP
Thursday 25 October 2018, 10:45 – 16:00

• Discover the real story behind Van Gogh’s world famous Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear!

• Collaborate with a Courtauld curator, artist and art historian to explore the fascinating history of self-portraiture and identity

• Find out more about Van Gogh’s bold use of colour and sophisticated mark making

• Create your own self-portrait in just one day!

 

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Study Skills Workshops

Our free Study Skills workshops are especially designed for 16-18 year olds who have attended previous Insights into Art History workshops and/or our Art History Summer University. Each workshop aims to develop research and study skills and offers an insight into a previously unexplored area of The Courtauld Insitute of Art.

You will:

  • Work with a specialist Art Historian to explore our archive and library collections
  • Take part in a behind the scenes tour of the Witt Library Collection
  • Uncover rare and unseen photographic material and carry out primary research
  • Hone your critical reading, primary research and presentation skills

Please note, priority will be given to students who are able to attend all four workshops


STUDY SKILLS 4
Research and Presentation Skills  

Wednesday 10 October 2018, 16.30 – 19.00

Suitable for students in Year 11 and upwards who have attended previous Insights into Art History workshops and/or our Art History Summer University.

Dr Katie Faulkner and Helen Higgins

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