Modern Sculpture from Rodin to Gormley

Ref: C2224597

The tutor and learners will examine modern studio and architectural sculpture with reference to artists like Rodin, Picasso, Moore, Epstein as well as modern German sculptors such as Barlach and Lehmbruck. This course will examine the meaning of sculpture in contemporary age of fast moving technical change.

Course aim

To examine the story of sculpture in the modern era from Rodin to the present day and to ask the question 'what does sculpture mean now' in this ever changing world?

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for people with little spoken English

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

  • compare and contrast the work of modern sculpture with its more traditional role.
  • Recognize the importance of modern sculpture in an ever changing contemporary world.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of modern sculpture in relation to social change.

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
  • Each session will comprise of a lecture by the tutor which includes a 'compare and contrast' exercise. These exercises will encourage an exchange of views on the images being studied which will add to the learning experience.

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
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • 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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course outline

Modern Sculpture from Rodin to Gormley Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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