Dot to Dot: Seurat and Pointillism

Ref: C3672554

This session will explore the way in which Seurat created Pointillism and other artists, such as Signac, followed this different way of using colour. A range of examples and artists will be included, along with Seurat, and will also identify how Pointillism fitted into the Post Impressionist movement. Fully illustrated with discussion.

Course aim

This session will explore the way in which Seurat created Pointillism and other artists followed this different way of using colour. Fully illustrated with discussion.

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 Seurat and Pointillism
  • Analyse a wide range of examples of works by Seurat and associated artists
  • Understand the background of the Post Impressionist movement and how it fits in chronologically
  • Realise the significance of Seurat's exploration of colour theory and establishing Pointillism
  • Understand Pointillism and how it uses colour

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?

  • 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 or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Dot to Dot: Seurat and Pointillism

Conditions

You can 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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