Art History: Art and Society

Ref: C3740173

This course is largely determined by the students, they will express what they would lie to explore in further depth and to help them appreciate and understand what they are looking at in exhibitions and galleries.

Additional information about this course

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL. Please contact Mary Allman to put your name on a waiting list: or tel: 01795 476826.

Course aim

To make students more familiar with art and design, and to increase their understanding of the way artists work and their place in society.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

To be decided.

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. Recognise what artists are expressing in their works. 2. Explain what methods they use to convey meaning. 3. Enhance their experience of visiting exhibitions and galleries.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Assessment and feedback will tae place within the class through discussion and question and answer methods.

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

Nothing specific.

Reading and information sources

Books and television programmes will be suggested in the class by the tutor and the class.

What could the course lead to?

Enjoying art and architecture.

Download full course outline

Art History: Art and Society Course Outline


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