North American Art of the Native Indians and Afro-Americans

Ref: C3125126

The Other American Dream Current large UK exhibitions on North American art concentrate almost exclusively on art produced in cities, generally by white Americans. This course will highlight the art of the other Americans - the exciting diversity of Afro American, native Indian and Hispanic artists whose work from the eighteenth century to the present day reflects their religious, political and cultural identity in powerful and often surprising ways.

Course aim

To provide a survey of the diversity of art forms produced by the Afro American, Hispanic and native American Indian communities in North America.

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 specific native American art forms
  • Recognise how art has been used as a political tool
  • Recognise the significance of cultural identity

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

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

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

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

North American Art of the Native Indians and Afro-Americans 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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