The Pitman Painters

Ref: C3675256

This session will explore the lives & works of the Ashington Group working between the 1930s-1980s & focus on the significant impact which Art made upon this group of miners. The group began as a W.E.A. Evening class of Northumberland pitman keen to learn about Art & within the next few years the Art they produced catalogued life in their mining community. Fully illustrated with discussion.

Course aim

This session will explore the lives & works of the Ashington Group working between the 1930s-1980s & focus on the significant impact which Art made upon this group of miners.

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 about the material studied
  • Discuss & analyse a range of examples of paintings by this group of artists
  • Understand the background of the group of artists
  • Realise the significant impact of Art upon the lives of these miners
  • Understand the social, cultural context of the work produced

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?

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

What else do I need to know?

  • A notebook & pen may be of use for making notes.

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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The Pitman Painters

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

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