Day School: Art of the Russian Revolution 1917 – 1932

Ref: C3743144

This informal day school will explore the artistic landscape of one of the most momentous periods in modern cultural history. Our mini-survey will look at the bold abstractions and personal evolution of Malevich and the Suprematists, at the dynamic abstractions of Rodchenko and El Lissitzky, and of course at the revolutionary films of Eisenstein and Dziga Vertov. If the inspirations of the Revolutionary Period did not survive Stalin, the impact of its visual arts certainly did. Join us in finding out more about this brief but exhilarating period - everyone welcome.

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 Russian Revolution fostered ground-breaking experiments in the visual arts – in painting, film, graphics and architecture. Join us in exploring these creative landmarks which still profoundly influence us today.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Identify some significant artists of the period.
  • Recognise important works by these artists and describe their significance.
  • Categorise the main artistic movements of the period.
  • Explain the relationship between art and the political context of the period.

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course information sheet

Day School: Art of the Russian Revolution 1917 – 1932


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

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