A sense of place: Lyrical landscapes 

Ref: C3742842

This Day School considers the work of many different artists, including Turner, Constable, Ravilious, Piper, Hitchens who have responded to the South Downs landscape through the centuries . It will introduce the origins and status of topographic and ideal landscapes, the important role of patronage and the development of landscape from a proscribed to a more expressive type of painting

Course aim

Looking at lyrical landscapes by artists of different periods that interpret the visual identity of the South Downs.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

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

  • Discuss ideas and observations about the work of various painters, using appropriate vocabulary, that can be applied to viewing original art works.
  • Ask and answer critical questions.
  • Discuss reproductions and original art work with more confidence.

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Visit local art gallery.

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A sense of place: Lyrical landscapes 

Enrolment Conditions

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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
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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