The Art of Railway Posters

Ref: C3672556

This session will explore the art of railway posters of the 1920s & 1930s and the visual impact they created. Fully illustrated with discussion.

Course aim

This session will explore the art of railway posters of the 1920s & 1930s and the visual impact they created. 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 the railway posters
  • Realise how this type of commercial art related to 'conventional' art of the time and how it was received as Art
  • Recognise the style of the poster artists of the 1920s & 1930s
  • Discuss and analyse a wide range of examples of posters
  • Understand the way in which the posters fitted into the overall strategy of the railway companies and the creating of a brand 'look'

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

Download full course outline

The Art of Railway Posters 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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