Laura Knight and The Wild North Sea

Ref: C3679665

Between the wars Laura Knight was the most popular British painter, yet it was at Staithes that her career began. In her words and her art she vividly conveyed the life of the remarkable fisherfolk. We will explore the hardships endured by the people of the North Eastern coast's fishing communities and how their way of life inspired the art and writing of this great artist.

Course aim

this course will introduce students to the school of outdoor painters working in rural communities from the 1870s with reference to Staithes. Laura Knight, her early years and artistic development will be seen in this context.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • recognise the early stages of Laura Knight's career
  • appreciate the rugged lives of north eastern fisherfolk
  • have an appreciation of Laura's vivid words and her fellow artists' pictures
  • understand Laura's relationship with her subjects

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

nothing else is required

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Laura Knight and The Wild North Sea

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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