A Passion for the Palette- Women in Art

Ref: C3677194

This course will explore the lives and works of a wide range of women from different periods, and the representation of women in Art, from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Work by women artists will be considered within the wider cultural context and gender boundaries. Fully illustrated with discussion.

Course aim

To explore the work of a range of women artists from different periods, and the representation of women in Art, from the Renaissance to the 20th century.

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
  • View, analyse and discuss a wide range of examples of paintings
  • Consider the wider context within which the works were produced, in terms of social, historical and genders issues
  • Realise the significance of the works within the wider art historical context
  • Understand the background of the artists studied

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?

  • A notebook and pen may be useful for making notes.

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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A Passion for the Palette- Women in Art

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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