Exploring Sculpture Day School

Ref: C3670490

This day school will explore the development of sculpture in the 20th century & the ways in which sculptors' forms evolved from figurative to the abstract. Will feature the work of Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska & others. fully illustrated with discussion.

Course aim

To explore the work of 20th century sculptors & the ways in which styles changed & moved from the figurative to more abstracted forms.

Who is the course for?

No prior experience required

What topics will this course cover

Aspects of the development of 20th century sculpture particularly focussing upon the work of Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth & Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

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:

Participate in constructive discussion & analysis of the material featured Demonstrate an understanding of the background to the sculptors & production of the work Explain how the sculpture relates to a wider art historical chronology of change & styles in 20th century Art Examine a range of examples & recognise the styles of some sculptors

How will I know I'm making progress?

Through discussion with the tutor

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

A notebook & pen may be of use for making notes

Reading and information sources

No prior reading required - suggestions for relevant background reading will be provided on the day

What could the course lead to?

- further courses with the W.E.A. - Personal study - Visiting Art Galleries/exhibitions - Background reading & internet research

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Exploring Sculpture Day School Course Outline


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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