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An Art History Miscellany 2 View details

This Art History course presents the basics of understanding and interpretation or "reading" of paintings and related subjects, illustrated by the works of selected European artists from the later Middle Ages and Renaissance. The topics in art which will be explored, which have an emphasis on the Italian City States, include: Daily Life and Work; Italian Cities; War and Conflict; Italian Statuary and Effigies; and Reformation. The work of artists including Duccio, the Lorenzettis, Uccello, Perugino, Lucas Cranach the Elder and others will be examined and critically discussed by the group, aided by the Tutor.

An Assortment of Archaeological Subjects: Ceramics, Aerial Photography etc View details

The course will explore the use of air photography in archaeology; its developments, modern techniques (including LIDAR), results and their interpretation; types of marks and their causes; what we can learn. Secondly, we shall examine Earth history, its structure, the materials of which it is made, and the processes by which it operates.

An Assortment of Archaeological Subjects: Ceramics, Aerial Photography etc View details

The course will explore the use of air photography in archaeology; its developments, modern techniques (Including LIDAR), results and their interpretation; types of marks and their causes; what we can learn. Secondly, we shall examine the history and archaeology of the mediaeval military monks:- Templars, Hospitallers and Teutonics.

An Assortment of Archaeological Subjects: Ceramics, Aerial Photography etc View details

The spring term at Beverley WEA archaeology study group will feature a study of Archaeological Air Photography, its development, application and recent spy technology-derived methods including Infra-Red and LIDAR survey methods. There will also be a study of the Medieval Military monks. Some controversial literature has been written about the Templars; we will look at the real Knights of the Temple, Hospital, Tutonic and Lazarine orders, their Churches, castles and archaeology.

An Introduction to Antiques, Vintage and Collectables View details

Professional auctioneer, Stephen Poulter, reveals how the world of antiques, vintage items and collectables really works and shows how easy it is for anyone to start buying or collecting in these areas. We will explore the many different categories and periods of antique and vintage items which can be purchased from auctions, antiques markets, car boot sales and online. The advantages and disadvantages of purchasing in each marketplace will be assessed, along the comparative costs of each. Students will acquire techniques for researching, identifying and valuing a whole range of antiques, vintage items and collectables.

An Introduction to Antiques, Vintage and Collectables View details

Professional auctioneer, Stephen Poulter, reveals how the world of antiques, vintage items and collectables really works and shows how easy it is for anyone to start buying or collecting in these areas. We will explore the many different categories and periods of antique and vintage items which can be purchased from auctions, antiques markets, car boot sales and online. The advantages and disadvantages of purchasing in each marketplace will be assessed, along the comparative costs of each. Students will acquire techniques for researching, identifying and valuing a whole range of antiques, vintage items and collectables and there will be a visit to a local antiques centre.

An Introduction to Archaeology View details

The course will be informally delivered by lectures and discussion. Topics to be covered include, archaeology-what is it? Studying people in the past; seeing into the past-techniques of discovery; Excavation-the unrepeatable experiment, what it all means.

An Introduction to Digital Photography View details

This course will encourage skills improvement through a combination of demonstrations and class exercises. Subjects to be covered will include: portraiture, still life, landscapes, urban architecture and social change, with a strong emphasis on practical exercises.

An Introduction to Islam View details

When and where did the Islamic faith begin? How does the history of Islam relate to the practices and beliefs of Muslims today? Who was The Prophet Muhammad? How was the Qur'an revealed and compiled? What are the Articles of Faith? How can we learn more about the key moral principles for Muslims? How might we understand Shari'a law and the Sunni and Shia split? What is the role of the Masjid for the Ummah? How might we understand the role of women in Islam? To explore these questions and many more, join us for a journey into the Islamic faith.

An Introduction to Japanese Art View details

Japanese culture has developed through the assimilation of foreign influences and has often proved to be a curious mix of the old and new. This course will examine Japanese art using historical, social, cultural and aesthetic contexts, highlighting the main characteristics.

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