Seminar: Sculptures of Picasso

Ref: C3742813

For those unfamiliar with the life of Picasso it charts major events and influences in his life as well as his experiments with sculpture such as found objects and negative space and his desire to create a different perspective on sculpted works. It explores his experiments with different materials such as pottery and metal.The course will briefly outline the history of sculpture from Greece and Europe to contemporary sculpture we see today. It aims to demonstrate Picasso's influence by looking at contemporary sculpture and drawing comparisons to his earlier work. It will include examples of work by Picasso as well as other artists sculptured works that were influenced by him. The course will explore how art movements which Picasso created influenced his work and the work of others.

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

The course explores the amazing contribution and impact Picasso made to modern sculpture and looks at the media he used, his major works and his influences and techniques.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • gain knowledge about Picasso's life .
  • describe the influences that led to the creation of some of his work.
  • By the end of the course you will be able to plot a timeline about sculpture ; techniques and processes
  • describe how other artists have been influenced by his work.
  • discuss the meaning of negative space and how this is used in sculpture.

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 be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • You may find a pen and paper useful for note taking

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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Seminar: Sculptures of Picasso


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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
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