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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.



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:


Check out The Courtauld’s Education Pinterest how the project was developed here.

Happy New Year from the Young People’s team!

Here is our prediction for the top 10 exhibitions of 2014…

  • Hannah Hoch, Whitechapel Gallery, 15 Jan
  • Jeremy Deller, William Morris, 18 Jan
  • Sensing Spaces, RA, 25 Jan
  • Richard Hamilton, ICA, 12 Feb, Tate Modern, 13 Feb
  • Court and Craft: A masterpiece from Northern Iraq, Courtauld Gallery, 20 Feb
  • Vikings, British Museum, 6 March
  • Matisse, Tate Modern, 17 April
  • Modrian and Colour, Turner Contemporary, 24 May
  • Ryan Trecartin, Zabvlodowicz, 2 Oct
  • Egon Schiele, Courtauld Gallery, 23 Oct

Get them in your diary!

Animating Art History 2013 Website is Launched!


Animating Art History is a widening participation partnership between The Courtauld Institute of Art and University of the Arts London. In 2013 twenty-seven young people aged 16 – 19 took part in the innovative course which combines art history, photography, and animation. This year students were able to produce final works of art inspired by The Courtauld Gallery collection both in moving image and photographic format. Check out our website at the link above!