The Art of L.N.E.R Posters

Ref: C2343039

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This session will explore the visual advertising strategy of the L.N.E.R. In the 1920s and 30s and the way they brought commercial art to prominence. Posters featuring seaside resorts, historical towns and the wide open spaces of moorland were used to encourage passengers use their services. Their now iconic visual style with bold bright areas of colour are as inviting now as they were in their original heyday, join us to discover more about these visual gems. Fully illustrated with discussion.

Course aim

This session will explore the visual advertising strategy of the L.N.E.R. In the 1920s and 30s and the way they brought commercial art to prominence.

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:

  • Contribute to constructive discussion about the material studied
  • Analyse a wide range of examples
  • Understand the background context of the railway’s advertising strategy
  • Realise the prolific output of advertising materials by the railway companies in the 1920s and 30s
  • Consider the impact of the images with their use of colour & recognise some of the key artists’ styles

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?

  • Nothing else is needed

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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The Art of L.N.E.R Posters

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Due to face to face teaching being suspended unfortunately this course is not currently available for enrolment.

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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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