The Staithes Group

Ref: C3677043

Discover why artists such as Laura Knight & Mark Senior and many others were attracted to Staithes and the surrounding coastal and moorland areas. Study the remarkable body of work these ‘northern impressionists’ produced, depicting the everyday working lives of local communities and their landscape.

Course aim

Explore the range of work produced by artists connected with the Staithes artists’ colony & understand why artists were attracted to the area, depicting the coastal and moorland scenery, and the working lives of the fishing community.

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:

  • Analyse a wide range of examples of paintings by different artists connected with the Staithes artists’ colony
  • Contribute to constructive discussion about the material studied
  • Understand the artistic context of the artists and paintings, in terms of style and chronology
  • Realise the socio-historical significance of the subject matter of the paintings
  • Recognise the styles of some of the artists covered

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 have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Refreshments will be available throughout the day. Lunch (approx. 12.30 - 1.30pm) can be purchased from the onsite café, and there is an outdoor picnic area should you prefer to bring a packed lunch. You will receive further information prior to the day school, including a free parking pass.

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

The Staithes Group

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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