Themes and Variations

Ref: C2337885

From Gauguin's Impressionist years through the vibrant images of modern life of the Scottish Colourists, to the landscape visions of Paul Nash, we explore some themes and variations in the work of a range of artists active in the first half of the C20th - one of the most exciting periods in the history of art!

Course aim

We explore some themes and variations in the work of a range of artists active in the first half of the twentieth century.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • No previous experience is necessary - just a lively, open-minded interest in art!

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

  • Recognize some of the different themes and variations on themes discussed in the course
  • Identify how and why some of these themes evolved
  • Recognize some of the key characteristics of the works under discussion
  • Evaluate the impact of some of the major aesthetic, cultural, political and social influences on the works under discussion

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
  • Students will be given the opportunity to analyse colour copies of paintings by working in small groups to apply some of the major points raised in the tutor presentation.

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 be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • A folder to keep handouts would be useful

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • Recommended reading: book titles and web sites will be suggested throughout the course and included in each session handout

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

Themes and Variations Course Outline

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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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