Study Days

Study Days provide Secondary students with in-depth ways to critically explore themes and topics over a full day. Specifically designed and curriculum-linked, Study Days extend classroom study and offer a platform to research and gain further inspiration through interacting with the Collection or temporary exhibitions. Featuring specialist guest speakers and creative practitioners, Study Days are based in the Ondaatje Wing Lecture Theatre and may also include time in the Galleries with guided exhibition viewings, resources, discussions and some practical work, and opportunities to collaborate, participate and reflect.

Booking is essential.




Out-of- Doors Study
John Singer Sargent, 1889.Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 20.640

Image and Identity Study Day

Sargent and the First World War

Tuesday 21 April 2015

11.00-15.00 with a break for lunch (not provided)

Suitable for Secondary Art students KS4+

Working with artists to respond to students' own sense of self-image, students are encouraged to explore works from the history of portraiture, particularly IWW. The day includes practical activities, discussions and feedback, time in the Galleries, including a visit to the exhibition, Sargent, Portraits of Artists and Friendswith the opportunity to interact with artists, Gallery teaching staff and other students. Initially, specific works of art are chosen to trigger exchanges and debates, led by Gallery teaching staff in an open-ended and student-centered way, allowing discursive and multi-directional associations and contextualization.

Maximum of 138 participants (including teachers)

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£5 per student. Free entry to the exhibition included. 


Queen Elizabeth I by Unknown English artist circa 1588 NPG 541 Queen Elizabeth I
by Unknown English artist
circa 1588
NPG 541

AS/A2 Tudor History Study Day

Suitable for Secondary History AS/A2 students

Comprehensive and unique Study Days developing historical skills required for source investigation. Visiting both the National Portrait Gallery and the Tower of London, groups participate in workshops studying portraiture and architecture from your chosen period. National Portrait Gallery gives a lecture theatre discussion followed by the opportunity for group work in front of portraits.

Available dates on the following Fridays:

16 January 2015
23 January 2015
30  January 2015
13  February 2015
20 March 2015
24 April 2015

Select from the following topics:

Henry VII
Mid-Tudor
Elizabethans

Maximum 30 students
Cost £11 per student, paid to the Tower of London to cover costs incurred. For more information or to book, please contact the Tower of London Education Service on 020 3166 6654 http://www.hrp.org.uk/howtobookeducationattoweroflondon


Image banner: Photograph Marysa Dowling ©National Portrait Gallery, London