Arts and Crafts Gardens

Ref: C2224297

To look at the revolutionary Arts and Crafts Movement and how this was extended into the garden, to create a unity of house and garden; and in doing so giving us some of Britain`s greatest gardens.

Course aim

To look at the Arts and Crafts Garden Movement from William Morris and the Red House, through to Vita Sackville-West and Sissinghurst Garden.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Name some important Arts & Crafts garden designers
  • Describe the effect of the cottage garden style upon the Arts & Crafts gardens
  • Assess the importance of colour within the garden
  • Assess the development of enclosed 'garden rooms'
  • Describe the effect upon the modern garden

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course outline

Arts and Crafts Gardens Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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