ARTiculation Discovery Days


Student talking about art at the Dulwich Picture as part of a ARTiculation Discovery Day in 2019.

Student talking about Adam Pynacker’s Landscape with Sportsmen and Game at the Dulwich Picture Gallery as part of an ARTiculation Discovery Day in 2019.


ARTiculation workshops, known as Discovery Days, have been designed to stimulate student interest and understanding of visual culture 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.


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, Discovery Days are open to all students from state-maintained schools.

To see highlights from Discovery Days 2018 see Instagram Story Highlights covering ARTiculation’s journey sweeping the nation delivering Discovery Days and engaging with over 500 students from 52 schools in a total of 26 Discovery Days at museums and galleries across the nation.


ARTiculation Ambassador Training

We are now in the process of developing our Ambassador programme, which trains University students to deliver public speaking skills and will bring confidence to talk about visual culture to young people in schools. It will also enable us to expand our growing outreach in the context of Discovery Day events, with workshops that train University students on how to deliver these crucial day-long analysis and public speaking sessions. The programme has already been piloted with the University of Manchester and the University of Kent and will see expansion to Oxford Brookes in Spring 2019. The programme with look to further expand in 2019/2020.

Upcoming workshops:


ARTiculation Ambassador Training Day 

The Whitworth, Manchester

Thursday 2 May 2019, 10am – 3pm

Contact: Timothy Revell,

ARTiculation Discovery Day – Training Day for Learning Officers and Teachers

Falmouth University, Cornwall

Tuesday 7 May 2019, 10.30am – 3.30pm

Contact: Timothy Revell,

ARTiculation Ambassador Training Day 

The Ashmolean, Oxford

Thursday 9 May 2019, 10am – 3pm

Contact: Timothy Revell,


ARTiculation Discovery Day at Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, HP18 0JH

Tuesday 15 October 2019, 10am – 3pm

Contact: Timothy Revell,

Download and poster and booking form here





To book on to a workshop or to find out more contact Timothy Revell,

ARTiculation Communications and Outreach Officer,, 01980 862 802