Art Appreciation: Appreciating Art in London Galleries from 14th-20th Century

Ref: C2418793

Visit galleries in London and learn about artists and their techniques. Discuss and review the art. Contribute to sessions through independent research.

Additional information about this course

The course will meet in London galleries. First meeting TBC. 1/2 term TBC

Course aim

To visit and observe gallery collections in London To compare a wide variety of techniques and compositions used by artists Review and discuss the art observed throughout the course

Who is the course for?

Open to all

What topics will this course cover

We will be looking at art from the 14th to the 20th Centuries.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

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

1. Compare a variety of techniques 2. Describe how composition is used in art 3. Select a work to discuss 4. Contribute in group debates 5. Review and discuss artists studied throughout the course

How will I know I'm making progress?

You will feel more confident to give your opinions about a variety of art works, join in discussions and go into galleries. You will also receive regular feedback from the tutor.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

You do not need to bring anything but it is a good idea to bring a small notebook and pencil. There will be some standing involved as not all the galleries provide chairs and so please bring a light portable stool if standing may be a problem.

Reading and information sources

None needed

What could the course lead to?

Future WEA courses or HE studies as well as courses provided by other providers throughout London and the South East

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Art Appreciation: Appreciating Art in London Galleries from 14th-20th Century Course Outline


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