Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

This workshop will allow students to engage with and create protest posters based on issues which they care about to demonstrate the link between visual culture, social change and activism. By looking at posters from the Black Panther movement, the student movement calling for gun control in the USA, Soviet posters and youth climate strike,…
In this workshop students will be introduced to surrealism and start to think about how it seeks to depict and incorporate the idea of the subconscious in art by focusing on surrealist dreamscapes. They will think about their own dreams through a surrealist activity of automatic drawing. Students will also be introduced to definitions of…
In this workshop students will be encouraged to think about collage as a creative medium and its capacity for critical reflection and as a means of representation. Students will be introduced to different artistic examples of collage (e.g. Dada, Kara Walker, Lubaina Himid) and how this medium has been and continues to be used in…
This workshop asks students to think about ways in which the climate crisis is affecting or changing the way artists may be making work. By looking at artists working today around themes of the environment, nature, and social change, students will be able to learn about different ways artists have responded to the natural world;…
Using the example of appropriation art, this workshop invites participants to think about photography, the internet, and authorship, in order to ask questions and think critically around issues of intellectual copyright, “ownership”, consent, and the ethics regarding the circulation of images online. For more information please email artsoutreach@leeds.ac.uk. To complete a booking form, please click…
This interactive workshop offers participants an opportunity to learn about different ways artists have chosen to represent themselves throughout history, with a focus on women artists and contemporary art. Using the selfie as a prompt, participants will think through different ways it is possible to represent ‘oneself’, before producing a self-portrait of their own inspired…
The ‘Leeds Loves’ Project offers free talks and workshops designed to inspire and encourage progress in the Arts and Humanities. Talks are delivered in schools by our specially trained Student Ambassadors, are offered in a range of subjects and are available to students in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. All sessions are interactive and…
Take part in our Discover ARTiculation Challenge competition! Students are invited to take part in the first round of this competition by submitting a short film of themselves speaking about a piece of art or architecture. From this first round eight Finalists will be selected to take part in a live Final on campus in…