Monet:More Than Haystacks & Waterlilies

Ref: C3677199

This course will explore the vast output of work by French Impressionist artist Monet, his background and how his work changed. We will include different aspects of Monet’s work: his early paintings, pastels & pencil sketches, series work, travels abroad, Giverny garden. Fully illustrated with discussion.

Course aim

This course will consider the vast output of work by French Impressionist artist Monet and how his work changed, within the wider context.

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:

  • Understand the background of Monet’s life and career
  • Contribute to constructive discussion about the material studied
  • Analyse and discuss a wide range of examples of Monet’s works
  • Realise the significance of Monet’s contribution to Impressionism and the beginnings of Modern Art
  • Consider the ways in which Monet’s style changed and how this characterises his career

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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Monet:More Than Haystacks & Waterlilies

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