The Arts and Craft Movement

Ref: C2341632

What were the origins of the Arts and Crafts movement? Who - apart from William Morris - were the main figures involved? What does it cover? Where locally and nationally can it be seen? Topics to be discussed will include: architecture, craftsmanship and conservation; the influence of the figures involved; and whether the movement still affects our lives.

Course aim

To assess the significance of the Arts and Crafts movement, linking back to its sources of inspiration, and considering how far its effects continued.

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 understanding of some of the sources of the movement
  • Identify some of the main figures involved
  • Explain the significance of at least one of these figures
  • Give examples of where their work can be seen
  • Be able to explain the link between the movement and architectural conservation

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • You may wish to bring paper for notetaking, though handouts will provide a summary of each week's session

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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here
  • Visits to houses or museums relating to figures discussed (locations of these will be given during the course, and on the handouts).

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The Arts and Craft Movement


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