Day School: Gaudi and the Architecture of Catalonia

Ref: C3741323

As Barcelona expanded rapidly around 1900, the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi was creating extraordinary buildings. In houses like the Casa Batllo he brought new thinking to every aspect of design - but his Temple de la Sagrada Familia has been his most fascinating project. We will look at his exceptional contribution to architecture.

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 appreciate the remarkable work of Gaudi, including some of his underlying principles, and to place it within the culture of Catalonia at the turn of the twentieth century.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • appreciate the exceptional architecture of Antoni Gaudi
  • relate his work to Catalonian culture at the turn of the twentieth century
  • contrast his domestic building to the great project of the Temple of the Sagrada Familia

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
  • Presentations with images and colour notes provided for each session

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?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • Useful as background - Gijs van Hensbergen, Gaudi, Harper Collins

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • If possible arranging a visit to study the buildings at first hand

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Day School: Gaudi and the Architecture of Catalonia


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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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