Women in Art

Ref: C3742113

The course aims to study the work of fifteen female artists in greater depth . These artists are explored over a 400 year timeline. The course seeks to link and explore how the emancipation of women links with the production of their art and to identify reasons for their success .It explores the work of the following female artists : Artemisia Gentileschi , Lyubov Popova, Hannah Wilke, Beatrix Potter , Georgia OKeef , Tamara Lempika , Lee Krasner , Adrian Piper , Claude Cahun , Louise Bourgeois , Cindy Sherman , Francesca Woodman , Eva Hesse , Claris Cliff and Suzie Cooper. The course will explore the development and change of art movements over time and how this links with individual work of these artists. The course also seeks to allow you to draw comparisons between the works and discuss and explore your reasons for preferences of a movement , particular painting or artist.

Additional information about this course

This course is being delivered in partnership with East Surrey College

Course aim

This course is a follow on course for those attending the introduction to women in art.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

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

  • Identify the works of individual female artists covered on the course ,
  • Link the work of the individual artists with specific art movements and identify when these movements occurred on a timeline.
  • Explain possible reasons for the success of the individual artists studied in what was initially a male dominated proffession.
  • Compare work produced by two different artists , discuss your preferences and explain the reason the reason for your choice.
  • Describe how the artworks of the artists have changed over time and give reasons why.

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

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?

  • Please bring pen and paper for note taking

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • 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
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

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Women in Art

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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
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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