Atkinson Grimshaw: Moonlight, Yorkshire and More

Ref: C3677044

Explore the life and work of Yorkshire artist Atkinson Grimshaw, who achieved commercial success most famously with his moonlit scenes. This will be placed within the wider context of his work, which included daylight landscapes, interiors, gardens, figures - yet less familiar than his trademark moonlit street paintings. We will also consider the background of the artist in relation to his work. Fully illustrated with discussion.

Course aim

To understand aspects of the life and work of Atkinson Grimshaw who achieved commercial success with his moonlit scenes, and realise how this fits into the rest of his work.

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:

  • contribute to constructive discussion about the material studied
  • effectively analyse a wide range of examples of paintings by Atkinson Grimshaw
  • understand the artist’s background & context within which he produced work
  • discuss the artist’s prolific output of moonlit scenes, for which he is best known
  • describe the wider range of work produced by Grimshaw & make comparisons/contrasts

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 wish 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?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Atkinson Grimshaw: Moonlight, Yorkshire and More

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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
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