Day School: Art History - London in Paint

Ref: C3739974

For centuries London has been at times the economic, political and cultural powerhouse of the World. In the influential 18th century, and for much of the 19th, it was also the largest and wealthiest city. Naturally, artists were drawn to London to make their reputations. They set out to portray the great and the good, but also the hectic and chaotic life of the ordinary people. During this study day we will explore this rich artistic legacy from the 16th century to the present day.

Additional information about this course

Bring your own packed lunch. Charged hot drinks available. This course is not supported by the Skills Funding Agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available - contact the Branch for further details.

Course aim

to explore paintings of London and its life from the 16th century to the present day and to encourage members to visit appropriate museums and galleries

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

The main topics covered will be: 'The Wonder of the World' (early images of London), the River, the Streets, Work and Leisure, Women and Children, War and Peace?.

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. show they have achieved some knowledge and appreciation of the subjects covered 2. reflect on what they have learned about portrayals of London over the centuries 3. consider some further relevant study and aim to visit some of the museums and galleries featured

How will I know I'm making progress?

Orally, in discussions and question and answer.

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

Bring your own packed lunch. Charged hot drinks available.

Reading and information sources

No, beyond perhaps some preliminary reading around the subject.

What could the course lead to?

Further WEA courses.

Download full course outline

Day School: Art History - London in Paint Course Outline

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • 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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