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Art and Architecture of the English 18th Century Part 1 View details

The early eighteenth century English art was developing rapidly and developing a style of its own. We will consider English art and architecture in 1700 and the flamboyant individualism of Vanbrugh and Hawksmoor. The great painter of the period was William Hogarth, with his modern moral subjects like Marriage a la Mode, but he also produced some remarkable portraits. Augustan classicism was reflected in a new generation of architects – Burlington, Kent and Gibbs. As well as the great names there were many who were less famous painters and we will consider them too. And sculpture also flourished in this period, and repays our attention.

Art and Design: Drawing and Mixed Media View details

The course is structured to learn the many techniques and tips used to create drawings from life and the imagination. You will be introduced to drawing materials and tools and then encouraged to develop personal drawings. The course will also include techniques to create mixed media drawings.

Art and Music - Anniversaries and Exhibitions 2019 View details

Each session we will explore a topical subject concerning the history of the arts. It may be related to an anniversary, such as Rembrandt (died 1669) or a current London exhibition to be announced.

Art and Music Studies View details

Each session we will explore a topical subject concerning the history of the arts. It may be related to an anniversary, such as Rembrandt (died 1669) or a current London exhibition tba or to a current exhibition in the major London galleries tba

Art and Music Studies View details

Each session we will explore a topical subject concerning the history of the arts. It may be related to an anniversary, such as Rembrandt (died 1669) or a current London exhibition tba or to a current exhibition in the major London galleries tba

Art and Patronage: the Royal Collection View details

The royal collection reflects the personal tastes of individual monarchs, their relatives and advisors. This course traces the origins and the development of the collection from Tudor times to the present day focussing on art works commissioned and acquired by patrons such as Charles I, George IV and Queen Victoria.

Art and Society in 19th century Britain View details

The nineteenth century was marked by huge social, political and technological changes. This course considers how artists, designers and architects engaged with key issues of the time such as urbanisation and industrialisation, gender and class, and modernity and tradition. It encompasses study of a wide range of material including paintings, buildings, photographs, printed material, and the applied arts. Amongst those whose work we consider are J M W Turner, John Constable, A W N Pugin, John Everett Millais, Frederic Leighton, J A M Whistler, William Morris, George Frederic Watts and Edward Burne-Jones.

Art Appreciation View details

If you don't know your Manet from your Monet or your Picasso from your Kahlo, this is the course for you. A richly illustrated course which will provide a range of the different tools and skills that are needed to begin an understanding of art. We will examine the different ways in which artists use colour, line and perspective. We will think about the reasons why art styles often change so rapidly. We will ascertain the ways in which artists are influenced by other artists and cultures. We will also examine the different ways in which social. political and economic factors can shape artists and their works. We will look at work by Monet, Renoir, Cassatt, Degas, Hopper, Pollock, O'Keefe, Dealuanay, Picasso, Braque, Kahlo, Sheeler, Goya, Rembrandt, Manet,, Van Eyck, Sargent, Whistler, Emin, Sherman, Homer and many, many more.

Art Appreciation of Mantegna View details

This course will provide an introduction to Andrea Mantegna, one of the most significant painters (and engravers) of the Italian Quattrocento. Based in northern Italy- first in Padua and then in the court of Mantua, and with strong links to Giovanni Bellini and developments in Venice- Mantegna created a highly distinctive version of the new, humanist style of art that we now call 'Renaissance'. Join us in exploring this restlessly innovative and engaging creative personality, and considering his place in the wider currents of art, society and culture at the turn of the fifteenth century.

Art by The Sea 1 Term 1 (Reaching Out Programme) View details

This course gives students the opportunity to experiment with a range of materials and complete a number of exciting projects in art including landscape painting, portraiture and a personal project. In a highly supportive environment, students are given practical advice on colour mixing; the use of tone to create three dimensions and encouraged to explore a wide range of approaches in art so that they may find their own individual style.