A Sense of Place - Art Appreciation

Ref: C2342643

Explore how artists such as Van Gogh, Eric Ravilious, John Piper and Georgia O'Keefe were inspired to translate their passionate response to landscape onto canvas. We also discover how artists sometimes walked a fine line between detailed observation and almost playful abstraction. No previous experience necessary - just a lively open-minded interest in art!

Course aim

To explore how a range of artists approach landscape painting

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Recognize some of the different approaches to landscape painting in the works of Henri-Edmond Cross, Vincent van Gogh, Natalia Goncharova, Eric Ravilious, John Piper, Georgia O'Keefe and Peter Doig
  • Identify some of the key characteristics of the works explored in this course
  • Understand some of the major social, cultural and political influences on these paintings
  • Recognize the role of the individual artist's background, character and personal experience on their creative process

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?

  • Continuous monitoring of progress will occur through group tasks and feedback of findings

What else do I need to know?

  • A folder in which to keep handouts would be useful

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Recommended reading: booklists and web sites will be suggested throughout the course and included in each session handout

What can I do next?

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A Sense of Place - Art Appreciation

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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