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:

Please check out the different workshops below and let us know whether you would like to attend one or more!

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PAINTING CONSERVATION – suitable for year 10 and upwards
Tuesday 17th February 2015, 11.00-15.30

(half term)

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.

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MANET’S BAR– suitable for year 10 and upwards
Wednesday 18th February 2015, 11.00-15.30

(half term)

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


Shortlist announced! click connect construct.

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.

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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!