The Courtauld Gallery Collection is often described as a ‘collection of collections’ because of the different people (including Samuel Courtauld) who have donated their personal collections of art over the years to make up what we now see on display (and what we don’t see in storage!). This session will explore the different routes into the collection and the implications those routes have.
Why is so much value placed on some pieces and less on others? What is the role of the curator? What makes a good collection? Galleries are not static or without agenda. Explore some of these ideas with illustrators Jhinuk Sarkar and Toya Walker and have a go at curating your own collection, getting a few illustration tips/techniques along the way.
You will need the following materials:
- Watercolour, brushes, pot of water, paper tissue
- Pencil crayons
- Thicker paper or thin card
Please note: this event has already taken place.
Links to further reading and resources relating to this workshop can be found below.