Art Appreciation

Ref: C2525028

In an informal atmosphere learn the secrets that artists have employed to create their masterpieces, the messages that are contained within their art and how art has always been the heart of the fabric of society throughout many centuries. All you need is a love of Art! You’ll look at art from the Renaissance, Romanticism, Impressionism, Cubism, Abstract Expressionism and many other art movements including Contemporary Art. By the end of the course you’ll be able to go into galleries or museums and be able to look at works of art with understanding of how art has been and still is a vital part of the development of humankind.

Course aim

Have you ever wanted to look at paintings and sculptures and wanted to know how to look at them and get the best understanding of them? If you have then this course is for you.

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:

  • understand more about art - Renaissance
  • understand more about art - Romanticism
  • understand more about art - Cubism
  • understand more about art - Abstract
  • understand more about art - Contemporary

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
  • 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

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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Art Appreciation

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