Gallery Workshops

A woman standing behind a bar facing straight ahead.
Édouard Manet (1832-1883), A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (1882), The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) © The Courtauld

Our gallery workshops bring art history and The Courtauld Collection to life through lively discussion, the development of close looking skills and practical art activities delivered by specialist educators. They can build confidence in your students to share their thoughts and ideas both verbally and visually. They take place in both the gallery and our new Learning Centre where students can engage in practical activity in a studio setting.

We offer two Gallery Workshop slots per day on Monday/Wednesday/Thursday
Morning session 10.30 – 12.30
Afternoon session 1.30 – 3.30

Minimum 10 students per session. Groups of more than 15 will be divided into two groups for their session.


  • Cross-curricular – open to all subject areas
  • Advance booking is required (4 weeks)
  • Choice of five themes

Our Gallery Workshop Themes

Argenteuil’s townscape can be recognised in the background, the flamboyant autumn colours and the effect of light and wind on water. The fluttering orange leaves contrast with the blue water, rendered as thick parallel lines.

Art and Impressionism

The Courtauld has a unique collection of Impressionist paintings. Discover what was happening in Europe at the time that lead to this innovation in the creative arts...

Art and Curating

These workshops explore the role of curator inviting students to work together and share imaginative responses to a range of artworks....

Van Gogh Self Portrait with bandaged ear

Art and Self-Portraits

Exploring ideas around self-representation students will have the opportunity to see an outstanding selection of more than 15 self-portraits by Van Gogh....