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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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Portraiture and Expressive Colour

Based at our new campus at Vernon Square in Kings Cross, 18 young people from schools and colleges across London joined us for the Portraiture and Expressive Colour study day. Building on the colour day at The National Gallery last month, this workshop would look at colour from an emotive and expressive viewpoint, and focusRead more

Exploring the architecture of Somerset House

Somerset House, constructed between 1776 and 1801, has provided the setting and backdrop to many of our young people’s events, and the Insights day on Saturday 9th March provided an opportunity to piece together the building’s fascinating architectural, political and cultural histories. In a seminar room, with original 18th-century decoration still in place, students participatedRead more

A Healthy Prognosis!

The Courtauld Institute of Art’s Regional Outreach collaboration with Access to Higher Education at East Kent College has moved into new territory. A workshop in Dover for Humanities students during October 2018 proved so positive amongst its participants that the college asked for more if possible. Would it be possible to pilot something similar forRead more

Art, Architecture: Women and Power

A new Insights into Art History study day in collaboration with the Queen’s House, Royal Museums Greenwich! On Saturday 19 January the Courtauld’s Young People’s Programme embarked on an exciting new partnership with the Queen’s House, Greenwich, in order to learn about remarkable royal women from history who used architecture and other forms of culturalRead more

An Exciting New Collaboration in Dover!

On 8 November Access students following East Kent College’s Humanities / Social Sciences diploma took part in a Courtauld Institute workshop in Dover. It was the start of a pilot project, devised as a collaboration between the East Kent Access teaching team and the Courtauld’s outreach programmers, with the aim of using visual sources toRead more

Art History Summer University Applications NOW OPEN!

We are very excited to announce that applications for Summer University 2018 are now open! Further information about the application process can be found on our website. The deadline for applications is Friday 25th May 2018. Summer University runs from Monday 16 to Friday 20 July 2018. This year’s theme is Art and Identity lookingRead more

What is drawing?

During October half term we had a brilliant Insights into Art History workshop all about drawing. Throughout the day we considered the following questions: What is drawing, and how do we define it? In what ways can art history inform an artist’s practice? How do contemporary artists use drawing today? We started the day withRead more

Exploring Portraiture and Identity!

On Wednesday 25th October 2017, the Courtauld welcomed a group of young people, from state schools and colleges across London, to take part in an Insights into Art History workshop focusing on portraits by the artist Chaïm Soutine (1893-1943). The Insights into Art History day tied in with the current exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery,Read more