Art Appreciation Inspired by East Anglia

Ref: C2224388

Working thematically, from clouds to sea, churches to fields, this course examines how artists have responded to our beautiful region during the 19th and 20th centuries. Artists include the Old Masters like Constable and John Sell Cotman alongside the 20th century artists Stanley Spencer, Maggi Hambling and others, whilst artwork includes JMW Turner’s “Aldeborough” and Sir Alfred Munning’s “Floods near Nayland”. Using themes like the East Anglian skies and landscapes, topics include: The methodologies used by artists to represent aspects of East Anglia. Comparative discourse on the paintings. Contrasts with modern East Anglia and how we could/do represent it.

Course aim

To provide opportunities for students to acquire an appreciation of art inspired by our region.

Who is the course for?

- No skills or experience needed

What topics will this course cover

- 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 - You will be encouraged to take notes during the classes.

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. Demonstrate confidence when talking about art. 2. Develop own personal taste and appreciation of art. 3. Able to demonstrate and enjoy art within a supportive and friendly group environment. 4. Discuss artwork in an informed way.

How will I know I'm making progress?

- 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, do or bring?

- Pen/pencil and paper.

Reading and information sources

- No pre reading or pre course work is required - A Broad Canvas: Art in East Anglia Since 1880, Ian Collins Turner & Constable: Sketching from Nature by Rosenthal and Lyle (or similar book) A History of British Art by Andrew Graham-Dixon

What could the course lead to?

- Progress to another WEA course - Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course outline

Art Appreciation Inspired by East Anglia 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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