Art of the First World War - Day school

Ref: C3670976

This session aims to explore the range of Art produced during the First World War, in paintings commissioned to document events on the home front & battlefield, as well as posters aimed to recruit & inform. Aspects of the backgrounds of the artists combined with the socio-historical background within which the art was produced will be discussed. Fully illustrated with discussion.

Course aim

This day school will explore the range of Art produced during the First World War, in paintings commissioned to document the different aspects of War represented by artists.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • 1) To contribute to constructive discussion & analysis of the examples studied
  • 2) To realise the significance of the production of this visual record of War
  • 3) To understand the background context within which the works were produced
  • 4) To consider the styles of the paintings within the wider art historical context
  • 5) To consider the way in which the visual content of the paintings was representative of different aspects of the First World War

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?

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

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Art of the First World War - Day school 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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