The Courtauld Institute of Art collaboration: Dr Katie Faulkner gives a lecture on 20th Century British Sculpture

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On Tuesday 10th March Welling welcomed Dr Katie Faulkner, a visiting lecturer from the Courtauld Gallery in London for the second in a series of workshops focusing this time on Katie’s specialism twentieth century British Sculpture. The Courtauld Gallery houses one of the countries finest art collections. To support the work we do in Canon Art History lessons we invited 30 more students from Year 7 who have has made the most progress in the Spring term, to stretch and challenge their understanding of the huge variety and depth of this subject. So far over 90 students from year 7 have been involved in this collaboration learning from the gallery collections.

Katie delivered an exciting workshop exploring the theme of sculpture and  we investigated cross curricular links and contextual understanding. Students then took to practically applying their knowledge making their own sculptures carving into soap in response the work of other artists. The event has already triggered many discussions in class and some amazing questions!

Building on this success we are planning more lectures: Everyone at school is welcome to attend and join the discussion.