Art Appreciation

Ref: C3741554

From Ancient Rome to David Hockney, this walkthrough of the history of painting is for anyone who wishes to increase their enjoyment of looking at paintings. We discuss how to look closely at artworks and examine the evolving techniques painters have used to create great art.

Course aim

To provide an ongoing tour through the history of painting, with an aim to increase leaner's enjoyment of and engagement with art.

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 the artists of 7 great works of art
  • Identify which movements 7 great works of art belong to
  • Describe the process of close looking

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

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Art Appreciation

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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