ARTiculation Workshops


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ARTiculation workshops have been designed to stimulate students’ interest and understanding of art while developing observation, research, critical analysis, language, presentation and public speaking skills. Led by art experts, students are encouraged to think independently, ask informed questions and analyse information.


In-school Introductions

ARTiculation outreach will be focussed on 3 regions in particular in 2017/2018: Manchester, Kent and the South West. To kick off ARTiculation 2018 we will be delivering in-school introductions, assemblies and workshops in June and July 2017.
If you are a school in one of these regions and would like us to introduce ARTiculation in school, please contact: Josepha Sanna, ARTiculation Outreach


ARTiculation Discovery Days

The ARTiculation Discovery Day is a workshop open to Key Stage 4 and 5 students designed to develop and support students’ understanding and engagement with art.  During the workshops students will explore art works through personal observation, discussion and research and will be introduced to tips on how to conquer nerves, physically prepare, and successfully deliver a presentation to large audiences. At the end of the day each student will deliver their research and personal responses in short group presentations to the workshop leaders and their fellow student investigators.

As part of the ARTiculation outreach, the Discovery Days are open to all students from state-maintained schools.


ARTiculation ‘Crit’ Sessions

The ARTiculation ‘Crit’ Sessions are open to all sixth form students aged 16 to 19 and are designed to give an introduction to critical visual analysis, based in the art school ‘Crit’ model. The sessions develop key visual and critical analysis skills and are led by professional organisations including Q-Art.


ARTiculation workshops 2017/2018 



Discovery Day Sainsbury-Centre
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich
Thursday 12 September, 10.30am –  3.30pm
More information and Booking Form



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Leighton House Museum
Thursday 19 September, 10.30am – 4.00pm
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Discovery DayWolverhampton Art Gallery
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton
Thursday 21 September, 10.30am – 4.30pm
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the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Tuesday 26 September, 10.00am – 3.00pm
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Discovery DayBALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts, Gateshead
Wednesday 27 September, 10.00 – 2.30pm
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Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry
Monday 2 October, 10.30am – 3.30pm
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Discovery Day
Whitechapel Gallery, London
Wednesday 4 October, 10.30am – 3.00pm
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Ashmolean Museum of Art and Architecture, Oxford
Tuesday 10 October, 9.30 – 2.30pm
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Discovery DayChatsworth
Chatsworth, Derbyshire
Thursday 12 October and Thursday 16 November
For more information and to book contact, Sara Main, Education Development Manager
E:, T: 01246 565341



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Sidney Cooper Gallery
Wednesday 18 October, 10.30am – 3.30pm
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New Art Gallery Walsall 
Wednesday 18 October, 10.00am – 4.30pm
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De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea
Thursday 19 October
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IkonDiscovery Day
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Tuesday 31 October, 10.00 – 3.30pm



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Block 67, Folkestone
Monday 13 November 10.30 – 3.30pm
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Support SessionInstallation view: Painting a Century, in the gallery © the artists and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park
New Art Centre, Roche Court, Wiltshire
Wednesday 15 November, 5 – 7pm
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Design for Leeds Art Gallery Victorian staircase ©Lothar Gotz, 2017

Design for Leeds Art Gallery Victorian staircase ©Lothar Gotz, 2017

ARTiculation Mentoring Workshop
Leeds Art Gallery
Wednesday 6 December 2017, 4.30 – 6pm

A session to share ideas and receive feedback on initial or draft ARTiculation presentations. The workshop will enhance the content and analysis of an artwork alongside student reflection skills and confident and active learning.

For more information and to book, contact Amanda Phillips,  E:, T +44 113 3788880


Support Session Whitechapel Gallery facade, with the Tree of Life by Rachel Whiteread.
Whitechapel Gallery
Thursday 7 December, 5 – 7pm



Design for Leeds Art Gallery Victorian staircase ©Lothar Gotz, 2017

Design for Leeds Art Gallery Victorian staircase ©Lothar Gotz, 2017

Discovery Day
Leeds Art Gallery
7 February 10.30 – 3.30

To mark the opening of the reopening of Leeds Art gallery, A Discovery Day will be held for students interested in taking part in ARTiculation 2019.

An exceptional opportunity for students to get ‘up close’ to artworks within the collections at Leeds Art Gallery.

Led by specialists and ambassadors from the University of Leeds, students will develop independent thinking, analyse information and develop the content and structure for a presentation inspired by an artwork.

For more information and to book, contact Amanda Phillips,  E:, T +44 113 3788880


To book on to a workshop or to find out more contact Josepha Sanna,

ARTiculation Outreach,, 01980 862 802


2016/2017 Workshops

Royal Collections Trust, Windsor Castle, 14 September
Block 67, Tontine Street, Folkestone, 22 September
the Whitworth, Manchester, 27 September
BALTIC, Gateshead, 28 September
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry, 3 October
Spike Island, Bristol, 5 October
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, 6 October
Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village, Surrey, 13 October
NewArtCentre, Roche Court, Salisbury, 11 October
Chatsworth, Derbyshire, 13 October, 30 November
Studio 3, University of Kent,, Canterbury, 18 October
National Gallery, London, 19 October
The British Museum, London, 31 October
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 2 November
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology, Oxford, 11 November
Whitechapel Gallery, London, 24 November