Pre Raphaelite Art

Ref: C3528393

Find out about the fascinating world of the Pre Raphaelite artists, and gain an understanding of their inspiring art. This course will consist of four sessions of illustrated slide talks and discussions in a friendly group, interspersed with two visits to the unique Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum to see their art in context. Examples of art by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Evelyn de Morgan (to name but two) can be analysed, and learners will gain knowledge of their style and working methods. The period will 'come alive' when studied in the home and galleries of Merton and Annie Russell-Cotes, part of our local artistic heritage.

Additional information about this course

SFA funded course

Course aim

This course will introduce learners to the Pre-Raphaelite artists, their background and art works through slide talks and discussions. We will also visit the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum to see art of the period in context.

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:

  • Gain understanding of the background to Pre Raphaelite Art, both social and art historical.
  • Learn about the Pre Raphaelite Art movement and its artists
  • Analyse a range of art works, using given criteria.
  • Gain an understanding of the Pre Raphaelite context and art work in Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum

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?

  • Nothing else is needed

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?

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Pre Raphaelite Art


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • 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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