Women War Artists

Ref: C2225113

In many accounts of the art of war, women war artists are notable in their absence; this course sets out to address that balance. Each week covers different artists, with a bias towards British painters, but not exclusively. You will look at their work both before and after the war they chronicled as well as the work produced to reflect the war. The artworks looked at will be in different mediums, for example ranging from pencil to oils as well as encompassing print mediums and more. This art appreciation course will set all this within the historical context.

Additional information about this course

No previous experience required This class is open to all.

Course aim

Women war artists are notable in their absence from many overviews of war paintings; this course sets out to address that balance.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Identify five women who have produced war artwork.
  • Be able to compare two pieces of art in terms of medium and style.
  • Develop an awareness of the context in which 2 pieces of art were produced, stating country and war.
  • Discuss with 1 person why womens war art has been hidden from the general overview of war art using at least 1 of the themes introduced in the course.

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
  • 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

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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

Download full course outline

Women War Artists 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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