Day School - Great Female Artists

Ref: C3528580

This study day aims to acquaint us with many of the female artists who have made a considerable contribution to the history of art. Many have been overlooked through the ages due to the social and political make up of the society in which they lived and worked. We will spend the day examining the work of many artists, from the early age of the Renaissance through to the end of the 20th century and see how they created their art in what was often adverse conditions.

Additional information about this course

Non SFA funded. No fee remittance.

Course aim

An introduction to the great women painters of art history. Some we may know, many we may not. This study day will acquaint us with the female painters often overlooked in the history of art.

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:

  • Be able to name and recognise the work of these women artists
  • place the art work in the social/polictical climate of the times
  • have greater knowledge of previously unkown artists
  • access the impact these female painters have made in the history of art

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 note pad and pen for those who which to keep notes on the day's subjects

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

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Day School - Great Female Artists


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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
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