Day School: The Genius of Antoni Gaudi

Ref: C2227030

As Barcelona expanded rapidly around 1900, the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi was creating extraordinary buildings. In houses like the Casa Batllo he brought new thinking to every aspect of design - but his Temple de la Sagrada Familia has been his most fascinating project. We will look at his exceptional contribution to architecture.

Additional information about this course

The day school starts at 10am and ends at 4pm with one hour lunch break.

Course aim

To appreciate the remarkable work of Gaudi, including some of his underlying principles, and to place it within the culture of Catalonia at the turn of the twentieth century.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the exceptional architecture of Antoni Gaudi.
  • Relate his work to Catalonian culture at the turn of the twentieth century.
  • Contrast his domestic building to the great project of the Temple of the Sagrada Familia.

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
  • Presentations with images and colour notes provided for each session

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

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
  • Useful as background - Gijs van Hensbergen, Gaudi, Harper Collins

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • If possible arranging a visit to study the buildings at first hand

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Day School: The Genius of Antoni Gaudi

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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