Aspects of Russian Art

Ref: C3741539

Over six weeks we will look at Russian Art and Architecture from 1000AD to the 20th century. This will include a study of the style and meaning of Icons; the architecture of Russia churches; St Petersburgh in the 18th century; Realism in the 19th Century and art of the Russian Revolution and modernism in Russia. Throughout we will explore how historical and social changes influenced art and architecture.

Course aim

To introduce students to key areas of Russia Art and Architecture

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Explain the meanings and significance of Icons.
  • Recognise architectural styles and their origins
  • Describe how political and social history shaped the art and architecture

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

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
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

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
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course outline

Aspects of Russian Art Course Outline

Conditions

You can 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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