Women War Artists in the First and Second World Wars

Ref: C3676809

We will look at artists who recorded the Suffrage Movement, women at work and the work of official women war artists and explore the painting and design styles of the period at home and internationally. Focussing on the work of Evelyn Dunbar, Dame Laura Knight, Victoria Monkhouse, Anita Ree, Romaine Brooks and Olive Mudie-Cook and many more you will discover a wealth of talent from the mainly unsung women artists of this period.

Course aim

A day of presentation, analysis and discussion to enable students to discover the work of women artists working during the period of the First and Second World Wars 1914 - 1945.

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:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the training and work opportunities for women artists before the wars.
  • Describe the work of women artists
  • Discover artists not represented in the art history record of the period

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
  • 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 is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

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Women War Artists in the First and Second World Wars

Enrolment Conditions

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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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