Day School: Goose Girls, Fishermen and Squares - Modern Art in Britain

Ref: C3741387

The course will explore several small and loosely associated groups of artists working at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries in this country, whose work embraced the exciting modern developments taking hold in France, Germany and elsewhere in Europe. We will investigate the work of Guthrie, Lavery and Mackintosh in Scotland, together known as the Glasgow Boys or the Glasgow School. A trip to the art colonies of Newlyn and Penzance will enhance this exploration through a discussion of the works of Stanhope Forbes, Arthur Mullings and the Knights and a final section will look at the visual arts associated with the Bloomsbury group in London, notably the works of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.

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

This day school will investigate the impact of three different revolutionary groups of artists active at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, in Scotland, Cornwall and Bloombsbury, London.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Identify and describe at least one work by James Guthrie.
  • Identify and describe at least one work by Stanhope Forbes.
  • Begin to discuss the effect of modern French art on the Bloombsbury Group.

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?

  • 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
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Day School: Goose Girls, Fishermen and Squares - Modern Art in Britain 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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