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.




Image and Identity Study Day

Tuesday 25 November 2014

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. The day includes practical activities, time in the Galleries, discussions and feedback, with 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-centred way, allowing discursive and multi-directional associations and contextualization.

Maximum of 138 participants (including teachers)

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Photography Study Day

Tuesday 2 December 2014
11.00-15.00 with a break for lunch (not provided)

Suitable for secondary art and photography students KS4+ 

This intensive Study Day offers students the opportunity to explore aspects of photography in the Collections as well as exploring images in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition. Working with guest professional photographers, students discuss, research and engage with a wide range of photography approaches including practical tasks, in this full day of exciting and challenging events.
Free entry to exhibition included.

Maximum of 80 participants (including teachers)

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