"Visionary and Dreamer: William Blake and Samuel Palmer"

Ref: C3673589

William Blake, renowned for his poem 'Jerusalem' is England's greatest spiritual poet/painter. Samuel Palmer, a young disciple of his found his spirituality in the English landscape, painting images unique to British art. Blake's complex theology and dramatic images are in stark contrast to the gentle pastorals of Palmer's English countryside.

Course aim

This course will focus on the interplay between the lives and art of these two very different but inter- related artists

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • have learned more of the biographical foundation of the artists covered
  • have the beginnings of an understanding of the theology behind their art
  • appreciate their unique contribution to British art

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • illustrated lectures and discussion throughout, also including students' research

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • any reading on the art and life of the two artists would be an advantage

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • any reading on the art and life of the two artists would be an advantage

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

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"Visionary and Dreamer: William Blake and Samuel Palmer"

Enrolment Conditions

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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