Day School: American Originals - Edward Hopper and Georgia O'Keefe

Ref: C3741528

During the 20th century, American art developed a powerful global presence, exemplified by two innovative and yet very different artists: Edward Hopper and Georgia O’Keeffe. Hopper’s paintings have been described as studies in urban isolation and uncertainty - taut, lonely and controlled. However, because he did capture those urban moods so brilliantly, many of his images, such as Nighthawks and House by the Railroad, have become international icons. Georgia O’Keeffe was, in every sense, a pioneering artist in the world of American art – female, talented, independent and willing to look beyond outward appearances. With her unique visions of both city and desert, she transformed the infinitely small and large into landscapes of exuberant colour and unexpected forms. Using digital technology, we’ll examine in detail a range of their artworks, as well as teasing out some of the complex relationships between American art, culture and history. Everyone welcome.

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 very visual dayschool will look at two American artists who have created some of the most powerful and enduring images of the 20th 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:

  • Identify major works by Hopper & O'Keeffe
  • Recognise the visual elements used by each artist
  • Look more critically at art objects

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
  • A willingness to look ....

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: American Originals - Edward Hopper and Georgia O'Keefe 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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