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The Courtauld's Young People's Programme covers both the Institute and Gallery. With this unique function, projects range from widening participation to informal learning. This blog is an informal space for us to share our work.

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TEDxCourtauldInstitute 2017 – Artists’ Connections to the City

On Saturday 11th March, TEDxCourtauldInstitute 2017 collaborated with The Courtauld’s Young People’s Programme to organise ‘Artists’ Connections to the City’, a combined art history and practice workshop for 16-19 olds from schools across London. Courtauld MA Curating student Katherine Campbell explains more about the workshop below! In today’s increasingly divided world TEDxCourtauldInstitute 2017’s team decidedRead more

Art History Summer University Applications NOW OPEN!

We are very excited to announce that applications for Summer University 2017 are now open! Further information about the application process can be found on our website. The deadline for applications is Friday 26th May 2017. Summer University runs from Monday 3 to Monday 6 July 2017. This year’s theme is Art and Identity lookingRead more

An Exciting New Collaboration in Coventry!

In March the exhibition Degas’ Dancers: A Courtauld Masterpiece opened at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. It included one of The Courtauld’s most famous pieces of work Degas’ Two Dancers on a Stage, 1874, as well as two sculptures and a drawing.   Edgar Degas, Two Dancers on a Stage, 1874, The Courtauld Gallery,Read more

TEDx Courtauld Institute explore ‘what is utopian art?’

On Saturday 12th March, TEDx Courtauld Institute collaborated with The Courtauld’s public programmes to organise ‘What is Utopian Art?’ the first undergraduate-led workshop for a group of 16-19 year olds. They planned a workshop for young people interested in learning more about art history and the idea of ‘Utopia’. This was in response to Somerset House’sRead more

Fashion or dress?

Last Saturday we had a great workshop thinking all about fashion in The Courtauld Gallery’s collection. We started the day with Dr Liz Kutesko, looking at Renoir’s La Loge 1874 and Degas’ Lady with a Parasol 1870-72. She introduced us to some really interesting ideas – like the difference between fashion and dress! She has recentlyRead more

What will 2016 bring?

We are really excited at what will be happening here at The Courtauld for young people in 2016. Here is a round up of what we have planned for you! A brand new set of Insights into Art History workshops starting this January. Highlights include Fashion with a dress historian and illustrator coming next! BookingsRead more

Exploring Self

On Saturday 5th December 2015, we welcomed young people from across London to join us for a day to think about Van Gogh, self-portraits, and photography. They started the day by working with Art Historian Fran Herrick to explore Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear, 1889, at The Courtauld Gallery. They then looked atRead more

Wassily Kandinsky: Between East and West

Last week we welcomed 15 young people to our fully-booked Insights into Art History workshop here at The Courtauld Gallery. They came from all over London to spend time with Natalia Murray an expert art historian in Russian 20th century art and The Courtauld’s collection of Kandinsky’s. After a quick introduction into the context Kandinsky wasRead more