Day School: Women Painters of the Norwich School

Ref: C2227004

This session will focus on 5 women artists of the Norwich School including Emily Stannard (1803-1885), Eloise Harriet Stannard (1829-1915) and Emma Sandys (1843-1880). Despite social restrictions, these women successfully exhibited and sold art works in local and national exhibitions. We will focus on contextualising their art and art production practices within the private and domestic settings that they lived and worked in. By taking this approach, a greater understanding of their art will be fostered and, participants will be able to engage with art in a more informed and critical way. Skills learned during this Day School are transferable and can be used to interpret other art works.

Course aim

This Day School will focus on the lives and the artistic careers of the women painters of the Norwich School in order to engender a greater appreciation and understanding of women's creativity in Victorian Norfolk.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • accurately identify the art work of 4 women artists
  • to analyse a work of art
  • to critically engage with an art work
  • to discuss art more confidently within a group
  • to have confidence expressing your own opinion of art

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 have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

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

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

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Day School: Women Painters of the Norwich School

Enrolment Conditions

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  • 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

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