Seminar: The Art of Stanley Spencer - Sacred and Profane

Ref: C3742753

This course will explore the extraordinary world of this most original twentieth century artist. Famous for portrayals of biblical events taking place in his native village of Cookham, Spencer was also an official war artist and a fine painter of landscapes and portraits, whose colourful personal life inspired a revolution in the painting of the nude.

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by The Education and Skills Funding Agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available. Contact the branch for further details.

Course aim

This course aims to familiarise students with the life and work of the artist Stanley Spencer, through an enjoyable and informative introduction to a varied selection of his fascinating paintings and drawings

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Have gained an overview of the artistic output of Stanley Spencer
  • Identify two or more influences that contributed to the subject matter of his paintings
  • Describe one or more of the projects resulting from Spencer's wartime experiences

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
  • After attending this study morning students may wish to take a more detailed course about the life and work of Stanley Spencer. They may also wish to visit the Stanley Spencer Gallery at Cookham and the Sandham Memorial Chapel at Burghclere.

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Seminar: The Art of Stanley Spencer - Sacred and Profane

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

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