Day School: Women as Artists

Ref: C2226886

WOMEN AS ARTISTS The study day examines the work of European female artists from the 15th to the 21st century. Selected paintings will be assessed in terms of content and style. The social and cultural factors which hindered or facilitated their creation will be considered. Among the artists to be studied are Judith Leyster, Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun, Berthe Morisot and Bridget Riley.

Additional information about this course

Day runs from 10.30am and finishes 3pm. The day includes 1hr lunch break and 30 mins coffee break.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to paintings by European women artists from the 15th to the 21st century with a view to understanding both their content/style and the factors affecting their production.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • examine some paintings in a critical way
  • list two factors which hindered female artists achieving their potential in the 19th century.
  • list two features of self-portraiture in the 18th or 20th century

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

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Day School: Women as Artists


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