JMW Turner

Ref: C2346958

JMW Turner was a fascinating and enigmatic figure. Both astonishingly prolific and extraordinarily innovative, he is widely regarded as one of the most important painters of his age, whose pictorial imagination reconciled wide-ranging intellectual concerns with audacious explorations of both light and colour. This session explores some of the different ways in which light, in particular, fascinated and absorbed Turner throughout his career.

Course aim

This session serves as an introduction to the work of Joseph Mallord William Turner

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No previous experience is necessary - just a lively open-minded interest in art!

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

  • Recognise the key role of JMW Turner in the broader context of art history.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

A booklist and web sites together with a list of the images under discussion will be available online

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

JMW Turner


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • 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 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact

Visa Credit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Debit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Electron payments supported by RBS WorldPay Mastercard payments supported by RBS WorldPay Maestro payments supported by RBS WorldPay JCB payments supported by RBS WorldPay Solo payments supported by RBS WorldPay
RBS WorldPay Payments Processing