Last week we were so excited to welcome 12 young people from across London and the UK to our gallery and university. They were invited to a celebration event after being shortlisted in our Click, Connect, Construct: 16-19 Student Visual Essay Competition using Pinterest.
The day started in the Prints and Drawings room where Assistant Curator Rachel Sloane put on display prints and drawings which related to the students’ boards – some of the drawings and prints were even included in their boards so we were all impressed by what we discovered from each other!
Following that we got a tour of the newly opened Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album – an exhibition at The Courtauld Gallery – by Dr Katie Faulkner Visiting Lecturer at The Courtauld Institute of Art.
Finally it was time for the prize-giving! The shortlisted students were Angel, Blossom, Chloe, Fatimah, Georgie, Hannah, Jeremy, Lily, Molly, Nadia, Nathan, and Shirley from Bethnal Green Academy, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatchem College, Kingsdale Foundation School, New College Nottingham, Swindon New College, and Sydenham and Forest Hill School.
So here are the prize winners!
Winners of the Highly Commended section: Angel, Blossom, Chloe, Hannah, Molly, Nadia, and Shirley.
Most Original Approach to Source Material – Georgie
Most Creative Interpretation of a Theme – Jeremy
Most Visual Impact – Lily
Best Art History Research – Nathan & Fatimah
Thanks so much to everyone who took part in this competition. Such an incredible array of boards and we hope to welcome you all back here soon!Categories: Uncategorized | Comments Off
We are very excited to announce that applications for the 2015 Summer University opened today until 27th April 2015! Further information about the application process can be found on our website.
Summer University runs from Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 July 2015. This year’s theme is Global/ Local looking at art history in its global and local contexts, as well as studying art from across the world in a variety of London collections including our very own Courtauld Gallery.
Not sure what Summer University is? Especially designed for year 12 students, this is an opportunity to spend four days experiencing student life at a world-class university, The Courtauld Institute of Art, with its own beautiful art gallery.
To apply to take part you must be currently studying at a UK state school or FE college, with an interest in finding out more about Art History and the possibilities of studying the subject at degree level.
This is a free non-residential course designed for students from non-selective state school or college.
Got any questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
We hope to hear from you soon!Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: art, art history, summer university, university, year 12, young people | Comments Off
Welcome back! We wanted to let you know what we have got up to over the half term. 15 young people from year 10 to year 13 joined us for two Insights into Art History workshops. They were both brilliant days and looked a little like this…!
Day 1: Conservation
Where science meets art: a day considering The Courtauld Gallery from the perspective of conservation. We were lucky enough to have a tour of the collection in the morning from a second year conservation student from The Courtauld Institute of Art.
Highlight was finding out that one of these figures below has an extra toe as a restorer in the 19th century got a little carried away while retouching the painting…
In the afternoon artist Nadine Mahoney, who makes her own paints as part of her practice, showed us how to mix egg tempera and then we finished off with a little go at gilding!
Day 2: Manet’s Bar
This day concentrated on one of The Courtauld Gallery’s most famous artworks of all time: Manet’s Bar at the Folies-Bergere. The morning was spent with Dr Caroline Levitt, an art historian who specialises in French modern art.
In the afternoon, we hit Somerset House courtyard with photographer and artist Marysa Dowling to create art of our own!
The Courtauld Institute of Art’s Insights into Art History workshops are for year 10 – 13 students, currently studying at a UK state school or FE college, with an interest in finding out more about Art History and the possibilities of studying the subject at degree level.
These are free non-residential courses designed for students from non-selective state school or college.
If you would like to sign up for any future workshops or would like to find out more, please get in touch with Meghan Goodeve or Alice Odin, Oak Foundation Young People’s Programme Coordinator, at email@example.com or 0207 848 1058.Categories: Uncategorized | Comments Off
Insights is a series of free one-day workshops especially designed for 16-19 year olds to explore and investigate The Courtauld Gallery collection. Each day has an exciting focus and a new subject to discover! Booking required for all events: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check out the different workshops below and let us know whether you would like to attend one or more!
PAINTING CONSERVATION – suitable for year 10 and upwards
Tuesday 17th February 2015, 11.00-15.30
Experience art and science collide in this workshop focusing on painting conservation. Working with an experienced professional, this day will equip you with skills on how to use scientific techniques to study paintings as well as the benefits this has to your own art work.
MANET’S BAR– suitable for year 10 and upwards
Wednesday 18th February 2015, 11.00-15.30
Take a closer look at The Courtauld Gallery’s most famous artwork Manet’s Bar at the Folies-Bergere. This will give you a change to work with an art historian and contemporary artist to see how Manet’s work has continued to shape artists since its inception. From Tom Hunter to yourself you will create a portfolio of work inspired by this artwork in just one day.
PRINTING DAY - suitable for year 10 and upwards
Saturday 14th March 2015, 11.00 – 16.00
Explore a wide range of printing techniques with our print expert Helen Higgins. Following on from our Prints and Drawings day in October, you will engage with a wide range of printing techniques and see up close some wonderful examples in our brand new Prints and Drawings gallery.
Please note, places are allocated in priority to students from non-selective state schools or FE colleges and/or from a Widening Participation background. To book simply email Meghan Goodeve & Alice Odin, Oak Foundation Young People’s Programme Coordinator (job-share), on email@example.com
We have been overwhelmed by the quality of applications to Click, Connect, Construct: 16-19 Student Visual Essay Competition 2014-15 at The Courtauld Institute of Art. Yesterday we announced 12 shortlisted students who are invited to take part in our Celebration Day!
The students selected are Angel, Blossom, Chloe, Georgie, Hannah, Jeremy, Lily, Molly, Nadia, Nathan, and Shirley from the following schools: Bethnal Green Academy, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College, Kingsdale Foundation School, New College Nottingham, Swindon New College, and Sydenham and Forest Hill School.
On the day we will be announcing the overall winners for the following categories:
Best Art History Research
Most Creative Interpretation of a Theme
Most Visual Impact
Most Original Approach to Source Material
The afternoon will include a tour of the newly opened exhibition at The Courtauld Gallery Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album and a behind the scenes workshop in the prints and drawings room, not usually open for public.
All shortlisted applicants will be given a prize on the day, which will include complimentary tickets to The Courtauld Gallery and much more!Categories: Uncategorized | Comments Off
Now the festive period is upon us, we have put together a top 5 exhibition list for 2015. Enjoy!
Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915-2015
Thu Jan 15 2015 – Thu Apr 16 2015. Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, E1 7QX
Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne
Sat Jan 24 2015 – Fri Apr 10 2015. Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD
Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden
Thu Feb 5 2015 – Sun May 10 2015. Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG
Human Rights Human Wrongs
Fri Feb 6 2015 – Mon Apr 6 2015. Photographers’ Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies St, W1F 7LW
Wed Jun 24 2015 – Sun Oct 25 2015. Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P 4RGCategories: Uncategorized | Comments Off
In October half term we were very happy to welcome young people on two one-day workshops at The Courtauld Gallery. A mixture of returning faces from projects, such as Animating Art History and Art History in the Classroom, and new faces from schools and colleges across London.
Day one focused on Prints and Drawings with printmaker and print historian Helen Higgins (@helenhigginsart) leading the day. We visited both the gallery and had an exclusive look at the Prints and Drawings room with Assistant Curator of Works on Paper Dr Rachel Sloan. See below for pictures from the day!
Day two continued the theme of prints and drawings, but this time focusing on Jasper Johns: Regrets at The Courtauld. Working with artist Nadine Mahoney and Dr Katie Faulker, we were lucky enough to have a curator’s tour by Dr Barnaby Wright followed by creating lots of experimental drawings.
We run half term workshops for young people so contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to find out more about what is going on! Alternatively drop us a tweet @CourtauldYPCategories: Uncategorized | Comments Off
The 16-19 student visual essay competition is open to all young people aged 16-19 years who are studying or interested in art, art history and the humanities subjects.
Developed in partnership with FE and sixth form tutors, this digital project is centred on twentieth-century art historian Aby Warburg and utilises Pinterest. Pinterest is a great way to collect images digitally and to shift through the multitude of artworks that are available on the internet. We are asking students to create a visual essay based on and around an artwork from The Courtauld Gallery collection.
The project brief supports students in developing visual literacy, research skills, knowledge and confidence for the critical and contextual component of the Art and Design A-level, BTEC and for the EPQ.
HOW TO ENTER:
The Competition opens on the 29th September 2014. The deadline for submissions is the 12th December 2014.
Details on how to submit student work digitally are covered in the brief.
Our Information for Teachers guide contains detaild of CPD opportunities and workshops that we offer to support you in delivering this project.
Find out more:
- Student Competition Brief
- Information for Teachers
- Application Form
- The Courtauld Guide to Using Pinterest
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I really enjoyed my week working as a Student Ambassador at the Art History Summer University. It was a fantastic opportunity to talk to young people about what art history at university is like, as many had not studied the subject before! Over the course of the week I saw the group really build, especially when they were shown in various workshops and introductory lectures how their research and writing skills from other art and design, humanities and even science subjects transferred well into art history.
One of my favourite lectures was Illustrated Books and How to Read Them? given by Dr Caroline Levitt. She spoke engagingly about the role of value in art (something that has definitely cropped up in my studies numerous times so far) and how the value of mass produced items like books can change when an artist draws directly onto them. Her lecture was also good in highlighting the broadness of art history and how ‘art’ goes beyond just a painting, a sculpture, a building, and can be extended to so many other forms and philosophical concepts.
Throughout the week the students were asked to prepare an exhibition pitch in groups. Following several curatorial workshops and a visit to the MA Curation exhibition, currently at The Courtauld Gallery, each group selected a theme and suggested a way in which objects in The Courtauld Gallery’s collection and beyond could be curated around this. Each group had fantastic research skills and a knack for understanding the interrelations between different artworks. Their presentations at the end of the week were truly impressive with clear communication and great visuals.
I really hope that the students enjoyed the week as much as we did and as a result will consider the many possibilities that art history at university level can offer.Uncategorized | Tags: art history, CourtauldGallery, curation, higher education, student ambassador, summer university, widening participation, young people | Comments Off
How about check out our top exhibitions in London for Summer 2014. Between stints on the beach of course!
Art and Life: Ben Nicholson, Winifred Nicholson, Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis, William Staite Murray, 1920-31, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Tue Jul 1 – Sun Sep 21
British Folk Art, Tate Britain, Mon Jun 30 – Sun Sep 7
Marina Abramović: 512 Hours, Serpentine Gallery, Thu Jul 3 – Sun Aug 24
Colour, The National Gallery, Mon Jun 30 – Sun Sep 7
Edward Thomasson, Chisenhale Gallery, Thu Jul 3 – Sun Aug 24
Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, Royal Academy, Sat Jul 5 – Sun Sep 28
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision, National Portrait Gallery, Thu Jul 10 – Sun Oct 26
Kazimir Malevich, Tate Modern, Wed Jul 16 – Sun Oct 26
And don’t forget to visit us at The Courtauld Gallery too!Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: abramovic, alfred wallis, ben nicholson, chisenhale gallery, christopher wood, colour, dulwich picture gallery, exhibition splurge, folk art, london galleries, malevich, National Portrait Gallery, royal academy, serpentine gallery, summer, tate, the national gallery, top summer exhibitions, virginia woolf, william staite murray | Comments Off