Paris and Florence

Ref: C2420843

This course will explore the art and architecture of Florence from the 13th to the 16th century when it was the centre of the Renaissance, creating not only a myriad of masterpieces, but shaping a whole era in art history and beyond. Moving to Paris in the 19th and 20th century, we will explore realism, impressionism, , fauvism and cubism, art noveau and art deco ushering in modern art and design.

Course aim

This course explores the cultural and artistic movements, achievements and works created in two leading cultural centres in Europe

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:

  • By the end of the course I will have learned about key artists, architects and their works created in Paris and Florence
  • By the end of the course, I will have explored key movements and styles in art history
  • By the end of the course I have explored different cultural traditions in France and Italy

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?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • You may find it useful to bring a notebook and pen to make your own notes

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Paris and Florence

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

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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