Day School: Paul Nash and British War Artists - Creativity in Time of Conflict

Ref: C3741184

The art produced as a result of the First and Second World Wars changed forever the public's perception of both the conflicts and the art world. In this Study Day we will explore a variety of war art and discover the artists who found expression and inspiration in such troubled times. We will focus in particular on the work of Paul Nash, an official War Artist in both wars, but will also examine artists such as Christopher Nevinson, Evelyn Dunbar, Stanley Spencer, Graham Sutherland, John Piper, Henry Moore and Laura Knight.

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by the Skills Funding Agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available - contact the Branch for further details.

Course aim

To promote an understanding of the art produced as a result of the First and Second World Wars and a familiarity with the contributing British artists, with particular emphasis upon the work of Paul Nash.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

- 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 will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

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

How will I know I'm making progress?

- 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, do or bring?

- Nothing else is needed

Reading and information sources

- No pre reading or pre course work is required

What could the course lead to?

- Progress to another WEA course - Progress to a course with another provider - Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member - Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Day School: Paul Nash and British War Artists - Creativity in Time of Conflict 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
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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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