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Leading artists, scientists and narrators share their expertise


Art History Insight

18 October 2017, KS5
With The University of Manchester's School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Are you interested in art, how it has changed over time and the contexts in which it is produced?  Students will explore different ways to interpret art, discover the courses on offer at the University and the role Art History plays in contemporary society. 

Free, booking essential (40 places)

Making Sense of Contemporary Art Masterclass

19 January 2018, KS4-5
With The University of Manchester’s School of Arts, Languages and Culture

So what is contemporary art? What are the factors that make art contemporary?
Work alongside academics, curators and artists to unpick why art made today can be thought-provoking and mystifying, through discussion and practical workshops and making connections to exhibitions in the gallery including Raqs Media Collective.

Free, booking essential (60 places)

Perceptions of Face Masterclass

14 March 2018, KS4-5
With the University of Manchester’s division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology

How do we read faces? How do our facial features form our identity? What makes a face attractive? These are all elements we consider when meeting people, communicating and portraying faces in art. Inspired by artist John Stezaker’s exhibition and research at the University, this masterclass explores key elements of the perception of face through conversation and practical workshops.

Free, booking essential (60 places)


ARTiculation at the Whitworth

“ARTiculation is changing the future of British art criticism for the best.”
Antony Gormley

25 January 2017, KS5
Articulate is a national competition for sixth formers. It is designed to stimulate students’ interest and understanding of art while developing individual thinking, observation, research, language and presentation skills. The North West regional heats will be held at the Whitworth and the heat winner will be entered into the national final. Lead by the Roche Court Educational Trust

You can use our online booking form to arrange your visit to the Whitworth, or for more information  E-mail the learning team or call on 0161 275 7453