Art on Your Doorstep

Ref: C2420803

Art on your doorstep: Great art from the world is available to us close to home, much of it in London and places within easy reach. Enjoy the art in the lectures and then visit the galleries, the museums, the churches, the temples and the historical houses. For the less mobile, advice will be given on how to enjoy the art works at home and in libraries, using the internet and other media. Although seeing the art works in situ will be encouraged, there will be no expectation or requirement that course members visit the galleries etc. The lectures are fully self-contained. The course will include the Dutch Golden Age from 1600-1680, American Art, Fashion in Art, Spirituality in Art and other themes. Full illustrated notes are provided. The course will include non-European art, reflecting the multi-cultural society in which we live.

Course aim

The course will introduce art that is available in galleries and museums that are within reach, where you can enjoy the art objects "for real", but information will also be given for the less mobile, about enjoying the art at home.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • No qualifications are required but the students will be expected to have a level 2 standard of English.

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

  • Have a fuller understanding of the wide range of art works available to us.
  • Use the internet and other media to enjoy art at home
  • More confident in appreciating art works under the themes of the Dutch Golden Age from 1600-1680, American Art, Fashion in Art, Spirituality in Art
  • Be more confident in talking about art through class discussions

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support 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
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Art on Your Doorstep


This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

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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