A New Era - 20th Century British Artists

Ref: C2340901

From a range of artists including Walter Sickert, David Bomberg, the Bloomsbury Group, J D Fergusson, Winifred Nicholson, Joan Eardley and Lucian Freud, we explore their innovative contributions to British art of the twentieth century. No experience necessary - just a lively, open-minded interest in art!

Course aim

This course explores the work of a range of British artists of the twentieth 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:

  • Recognize some of the different approaches to colour, line, composition, volume and perspective of the artists under discussion
  • Identify some of the different approaches to, and choice of, subject matter - including landscape, still life, portraiture and modern life
  • Understand some of the key social, cultural and political influences on the work of the artists under discussion
  • Recognize the significance of some these developments in the broader context of British art of the twentieth century

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?

  • Continuous monitoring of progress will occur through group tasks and learner feedback of findings

What else do I need to know?

  • A folder would be useful in which to keep handouts would be useful

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Recommended reading: book titles and web sites will be suggested throughout the course and included in each session handout

What can I do next?

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A New Era - 20th Century British Artists

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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
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