Insights Into Art History

Reworking Manet

Free Young People's Workshop

Free online workshop with The Courtauld Young People’s Programme
Suitable for ages 16-18, preference will be given to Y12 students (or equivalent)

Taking artist Édouard Manet’s world famous painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergère as a starting point, we will work with art historian Tessa Carr and artist Toya Walker to consider how radically the Impressionists captured their experiences of modern life, and explore contemporary parallels to question what society means to us today.

We will explore aspects of the painting, from its materials and techniques, historical context and hidden meanings, by closely studying and discussing the painting within in The Courtauld Gallery.

Attendees will also view a new series of artworks co-produced by young people who worked with Jeremy Deller to explore the painting through sight, sound, smell and touch.


Key Information
Event: Reworking Manet
Date: Thursday 26 October
Time: 10:00 – 15:00
Location: In-person at The Courtauld Gallery. Somerset House, Strand, London. WC2R 0RN.
Additional Information: Lunch will be included

These workshops are free and open to students attending UK state schools and colleges.
Booking is essential due to popular demand. Any questions, please email

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Young People
A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, 1882
Édouard Manet (1832-1883), A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (1882), oil on canvas, The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust © The Courtauld
Image Credit: What is the City But the People? , Poster for Manchester International Festival, 2017, © Jeremy Deller

About Jeremy Deller:

Jeremy Deller is one of Britain’s most celebrated artists, best known for his works We’re Here Because We’re Here and The Battle of Orgreave.

Mostly collaborative, his work spans music, documentaries, posters, installations and historical re-enactments. From convincing a brass band to cover techno music for his Acid Brass project, to touring a bombed car from the Iraq War around the US, his work encompasses politics, history and social anthropology.

His latest projects include Everybody in the Place, a BBC4 documentary exploring rave culture, and Putin’s Happy, a short film following pro- and anti-Brexit protestors in Parliament Square 2019. Deller studied art history at The Courtauld. He won the Turner Prize in 2004 and represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 2013

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