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:

Some venues listed below have links to booking forms.  To find out about other venues and booking please contact Lucy Hares, ARTiculation Schools Liaison Officer, ARTiculation@sculpture.uk.com, 01980 862802

Falmouth | Falmouth Art Gallery

Tues 4 June, 10 – 3pm

Manchester | The Whitworth

Wed 25 Sept, 10 – 3pm & Wed 23 Oct, 5 – 7pm

Swindon | The Science Museum Group

Thurs 10 Oct, 10 – 3pm

Download poster and booking form here

Aylesbury | Waddesdon Manor

Tues 15 Oct, 10 – 3pm

Download poster and booking form here

Wolverhampton | Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Tues 15 Oct, 10.30 – 4pm & Thurs 17 Oct, 10.30 – 4pm

London | The National Gallery

Fri 18 Oct, 10.30 – 4pm & Fri 15 Nov, 4 – 6pm

Farnham | The Crafts Study Centre

Mon 21 Oct, 10–3pm

Download poster and booking form here

Milton Keynes | MK Gallery

Tues 22 Oct, 10 – 3pm

Folkestone | The Folkestone Quarterhouse

Wed 30 Oct, 10.30 – 3.30pm

Download poster and booking form here

Gateshead | BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Tues 5 Nov, 10 – 3pm

Margate | Turner Contemporary

Tues 5 Nov, 10 – 3pm & Wed 6 Nov, 10 – 3pm

Wakefield | The Hepworth Wakefield

Wed 6 Nov, 10 – 3pm & Wed 13 Nov, 10 – 3pm

Book here – please indicate on your form that you are booking a Discovery Day and your preferred date (see above)

Coventry | Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Wed 6 Nov, 10 – 3pm

Download poster and booking form here

Norwich | Sainsbury Centre for the Arts

Wed 6 Nov, 10 – 3pm

Download poster and booking form here

Cornwall | Eden Project

Thurs 7 Nov, 10am – 3pm

Download poster and booking form here

Woking | The Lightbox

Fri 8 Nov, 10.30 – 3pm

Bexhill on Sea | De La Warr Pavilion

Fri 8 Nov, 10 – 3pm & Mon 18 Nov, 4 – 6pm

Oxford | The Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology

Mon 11 Nov, 10 – 3pm

Download poster and booking form

Windsor | The Royal Collection Trust

Thurs 14 Nov, 9.30 – 3pm

Newcastle | Laing Art Gallery

Fri 15 Nov, 10 – 3pm