Insights Into Art History

Shock and Rebellion | Impressionism

Free Young People's Workshop

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

Join us online to uncover why Impressionist artworks were so shocking when first exhibited in Paris in the second half of the 1800s with art historian Fran Herrick and Tilly Scantlebury.

Analyse some of The Courtauld’s best known artworks – by artists including Degas, Monet, Morisot and Renoir – and see them in a whole new light. Explore the often turbulent cultural, social and political contexts of 19th-century Paris that led to a rebellious outlook in certain artistic circles. Reflect on Impressionism’s legacy with its commitment to capturing contemporary experience and willingness to challenge conventions.

Key Information

Event: Impressionism: Shock and Rebellion
Date: Saturday 11 November
Time: 10:00-11:30
Location: Online

Participants who sign up on or before 1 November will receive a materials pack containing:
A4 colour paper in neutral colours; 3 x coloured pencils; 3 x oil pastels (in light, medium and dark tones).

Any questions, please email

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