Exploring More Paintings

Ref: C2338845

This course will explore a wide range of Art & the way that we look at & understand paintings. Some sessions are planned to be Gallery based (transport not included). Join us to discover how Art interests & inspires, fully illustrated with discussion.

Additional information about this course

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Course aim

This course will explore a wide range of Art, illustrated by digital images & examples in collections at some Art Galleries, with discussion. It is planned to include some visits to galleries - details will be confirmed at the first session.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Contribute to constructive discussion about the material studied
  • Discuss & analyse a range of paintings
  • Understand the background to artists & paintings
  • Realise the range of paintings held in the collections of the galleries visited
  • Consider the significance of artists' choices of colour in their work

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

What else do I need to know?

  • A notebook & pen may be of use to make notes

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
  • A list of useful background reading will be provided during the course

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

Download full course outline

Exploring More Paintings 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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