Exploring Art Galleries

Ref: C3673720

This course will, following introductory sessions, include gallery visits to explore aspects of the permanent collections & temporary exhibitions. Integrated with tutor led explanation, interactive group discussion & analysis of the paintings & themes will provide the basis for understanding the works. A concluding session will summarise the material & themes covered by the different gallery visits. Transport not included, full details of locations to be visited & travel information will be provided in the introductory session.

Course aim

To explore aspects of permanent collections & temporary exhibitions in local & regional galleries.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Contribute to constructive discussion & analysis of the paintings & sculptures in the gallery exhibitions/collections
  • Realise the significance of the themes of the exhibitions visited
  • Understand the background of the artists & works of art included
  • Consider a wide range of styles & mediums in the works included in the different galleries/exhibitions
  • Consider the gallery environments & how different ones vary in their approach to the display of works

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
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • A notebook & pen will be useful for making notes about paintings you see

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Exploring Art Galleries

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • 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
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

Visa Credit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Debit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Electron payments supported by RBS WorldPay Mastercard payments supported by RBS WorldPay Maestro payments supported by RBS WorldPay JCB payments supported by RBS WorldPay Solo payments supported by RBS WorldPay
RBS WorldPay Payments Processing