Taster - Exploring Art: Reality and Escapism

Ref: C3533623

This taster session will explore the ways in which Art can be used to relate to different situations. We will consider how we can use paintings to relate to the considerable changes experienced in the last couple of years throughout the pandemic, exploring a range of themes. There will be a focus on the way in which things we have experienced can be related to examples in Art helping us to understand & also the way in which paintings provide a form of escapism. Fully illustrated with discussion.

Course aim

To explore the ways in which we can use Art to relate to different situations, to understand and as a form of escapism.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • Contribute to constructive discussion about the themes covered.
  • Understand the way in which we can use paintings to relate to our experiences.
  • Realise what a significant contribution Art can make in terms of helping us to make sense of complex situations.
  • Consider the way in which recent events affect our interpretation of the paintings.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

A notebook & pen may be useful for making notes,

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Taster - Exploring Art: Reality and Escapism

Conditions

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

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