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 2019. The programme with look to further expand in 2019/2020.

Upcoming workshops:

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

London | The National Gallery

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

Milton Keynes | MK Gallery

Tues 22 Oct, 10 – 3pm

Download poster and booking form here

Manchester | The Whitworth

Wed 23 Oct, 3 – 5pm

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

Download poster and booking form here

Wakefield | The Hepworth Wakefield

Wed 6 Nov, 10 – 3pm & Wed 13 Nov, 10 – 3pm (THIS DATE NOW FULLY BOOKED)

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  NOW FULLY BOOKED

Wed 6 Nov, 10 – 3pm

Download poster and booking form here

Cornwall | Eden Project NOW FULLY BOOKED

Thurs 7 Nov, 10am – 3pm

Download poster and booking form here

Bexhill on Sea | De La Warr Pavilion

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

Download poster and booking form here

Oxford | The Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology

Mon 11 Nov, 10 – 3pm

Download poster and booking form

Windsor | The Royal Collection Trust  NOW FULLY BOOKED

Thurs 14 Nov, 9.30 – 3pm

Download poster and booking form here

Newcastle | Laing Art Gallery

Fri 15 Nov, 10 – 3pm

Download poster and booking form here

Lincoln | The Collection

Mon 18 Nov, 10 – 3pm

Download poster and booking form here

Nottingham | Nottingham Contemporary

Weds 20th November, 10 – 3pm

Download poster and booking form here

Stirling  Art Collection, University of Stirling

Mon 2 December, 10 – 3pm

Download poster and booking form  here

Leeds | Leeds Art Gallery

Tues 10 December, 10.30 – 3.30pm

Download poster and booking form here

Aberystwyth| Arts Centre

Weds 11 December, 10 – 3pm

Download Welsh poster/ English poster and Welsh booking form/ English booking form here