Modern Sculpture

Ref: C2226660

The study of modern sculpture will involve examining the work of well known artists such as Rodin, Jacob Epstein and Giacometti and also the work of less well known sculptors such as George Segal and others who deal with issues such as sexuality and other social and political issues relating to our challenging modern times

Additional information about this course

Half term break on 19/02/2020

Course aim

This challenging course will deal with sculpture from Rodin at the latter part of the 19th c to the present day with Henry Moore, Picasso and others and its impact on modern art.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Compare modern sculpture in its various forms in contrast to the traditional naturalistic works of an earlier age.
  • Identify sculptural techniques and ideas, especially when visiting art galleries.
  • Evaluate relatively unknown sculptors such as Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Ernest Barlach and others whose art reflected the social and political circumstances of the time.
  • Analyse modern art in general and the political circumstances in which modern sculpture was created
  • Discuss, analyse and interpret modern sculpture by means of technology, structure and in context to the gender and social conditions of the time.

How will I be taught?

  • Most of your learning will take place in your class, but one or two sessions will be online using WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas, working by yourself or engaging with other students. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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 have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • 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?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • 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
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

Download full course information sheet

Modern Sculpture

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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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