Year to Year: Seasons Through the Eyes of Artists

Ref: C2342901

Explore the way in which artists of different periods were inspired by the themes of weather and the seasons, producing work which both responded creatively to and meticulously recorded these daily and annual occurrences. Will include a wide range of artists including, Constable, Monet, Hokusai, Hockney & many more. Fully illustrated with discussion.

Course aim

To explore the range of ways in which artists have responded to the seasons & weather conditions, inspiring them to produce paintings which both meticulously record & provide creative interpretations of these daily & annual occurrences.

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:

  • Contribute to constructive discussion about aspects of the themes studied
  • Analyse and discuss a wide range of examples of paintings by a number of different artists
  • Consider the examples studied within the overall theme & how they relate to each other
  • Understand the background of the production of the paintings, within their chronological & wider contexts
  • Realise the great extent to which the themes of weather & seasons have provided constant inspiration to artists of different periods

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?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • A notebook & pen may be of use for making notes

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Year to Year: Seasons Through the Eyes of Artists

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  • 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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