The Big Art Debate: Part 2

Ref: C2342619

Each session will be a discussion or debate about a particular theme or aspect of art, posed as a question. Topics are yet to be decided, but there is scope for students to suggest some, which could be topical, perhaps relating to current exhibitions, events or even a contentious opinion piece in the media. Relevant images and background material will be provided by the tutor, but students are welcome to bring in and share material they may have or have researched.

Course aim

Why, down the ages, have artists painted self-portraits? The course will debate a range of intriguing questions - selected by both tutor and students - concerning art and art history.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Express with confidence an opinion on a work of art or artist as well as issues relating to art and culture.
  • Identify and describe connections between different works of art and artists.
  • Place works of art in a broader context (social, political etc).

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?

  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Pre-reading is not essential, but students may wish to research the chosen topic for a particular week

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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The Big Art Debate: Part 2

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

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