ARTiculation Discovery Days

ARTiculation Discovery Days have been designed to develop and support students’ research and communication skills, and their understanding and engagement with art.

These workshops are open to state-maintained schools, and are free of charge to attend but booking is required.

We work with a diverse range of museum and gallery partners.

Discovery Days – Autumn Term 2021

North West & Yorkshire 

The Whitworth, Manchester – Thurs 30 Sept, 10am – 3pm – Booking FormDownload Flyer


South West & Central North West

The Box, Plymouth – Wed 6 Oct, 10am – 3pm – Booking Form – Download Flyer

Penlee House, Penzance – Tues 19 Oct, 10am – 3.30pm – Booking FormDownload Flyer


South East & Kent

Creative Folkestone – Mon 11 Oct, 10am – 3:30pm – Booking FormDownload Flyer


Southern & Central Southern

New Art Centre, Salisbury – Tues 28 Sept, 10am – 3pm – FULLY BOOKED

MK Gallery, Milton Keynes – Wed 10 Nov, 10am – 3:30pm – FULLY BOOKED

Royal Collection Trust, Windsor – Mon 15 Nov, 9:30am – 3pm – FULLY BOOKED


West Midlands & East Midlands

The New Art Gallery Walsall – Wed 20 Oct, 9:45am – 3:30pm – Booking FormDownload Flyer

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry – Tues 2 Nov, 10am – 3pm – FULLY BOOKED

Wolverhampton Art Gallery – Thurs 11 Nov & Thurs 18 Nov, 10am – 3:30pm – Booking FormDownload Flyer


East England 

The Red House, Britten-Pears Arts, Aldeburgh – Mon 18 Oct, 10am – 3:30pm – Booking FormDownload Flyer


North East 

BALTIC, Gateshead – Fri 15 Oct, 10am – 3pm – FULLY BOOKED

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne – Thurs 11 Nov, 10am – 3pm – Booking Form – Download Flyer



Drapers’ Hall – Wed 6 Oct, 10am – 3:30pm – FULLY BOOKED

The National Gallery – Fri 12 Nov, 10:30am – 4pm – FULLY BOOKED



University of Stirling Art Collection, Thurs 21 Oct, 10am – 3pm – Booking FormDownload Flyer


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Open to KS4 and KS5 students in England and students in Scotland studying for Highers and Advanced Highers. Discovery Days can support curriculum delivery in multiple subjects including Art, History, English, PSHE and Citizenship and have been shown to support the development of higher cognitive skills such as evaluative thinking and creativity. You can see a sample Discovery Day schedule here

Throughout the course of one day, students explore art works through:

  • personal observation
  • discussion
  • interviews with curators and directors
  • independent and group research 
  • public speaking exercises 

Participants are introduced to tips on how to conquer nerves, physically prepare, and successfully deliver a presentation to large audiences.

At the end of the Discovery Days, every student demonstrates their research and personal responses in short group presentations.  

As part of our programme of outreach, ARTiculation Discovery Days are fully funded by our sponsors and are open to state sector schools only.


The transformation in the students from the start of the day was astounding! They grew in skills and confidence—thank you!

[Teacher from Falmouth School participating in a Discovery Day at Penlee House and Museum]




Research the collections at our partner galleries before your discovery day or even for your ARTiculation presentation

Research the Collections!