Day School - Leonardo da Vinci

Ref: C3530669

Leonardo da Vinci was a man before his time. His drawings can be argued as being futuristic and possibly prophetic. His paintings show a deep understanding of the underlying human anatomy. They also show a sensitivity of human expression, which has elevated his painting, Mona Lisa, to legendary status and the focus of a particularly well known song. This course will look at not only his work, but the man himself and the influences and passions that drove him.

Additional information about this course

No fee waiver is available on this course The fee includes a buffet lunch

Course aim

To provide an introduction to Leonardo da Vinci, the man, the artist, the scientist and the architect with a view to developing a deeper understanding and appreciation of his work.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • List up to five well known paintings by Leonardo da Vinci
  • List up to five well known drawings by Leonardo da Vinci
  • List up to five drawings of inventions by Leonardo da Vinci and relate them to modern day technology
  • Identify up to five points of appreciation about the Mona Lisa
  • Describe three points of contextualisation in relation to the period of time and the relevant influences, in which Leonardo da Vinci lived

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 be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

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?

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

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Day School - Leonardo da Vinci

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

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