Women Artists of World War I

Ref: C3677985

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Explore the work of women artists at the start of the 20th century and uncover, through presentation and discussion, the extraordinary work of artists who worked through the First World War. Some , like Olive Mudie-Cooke, worked as nurses, VADs and ambulance drivers sketching scenes from the frontline whenever they had a spare second. Others, like Victoria Monkhouse were commissioned to record women at home working in roles vacated by the men, such as bus conductors and window cleaners. All contribute to a body of work which is rich and diverse, skilled and humourous and largely unseen and unrepresented in art galleries and books about war art.

Course aim

To introduce students to a range of women artists working at the beginning of the 20th century and during the First World War. To encourage students to explore style, composition and subject of artists' work.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This course is for a group of around 15 students studying in a live video-learning platform conference and an online digital learning environment platform from the comfort of your own home.
  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • discuss the context in which this art work was created
  • describe the range of work of women artists discussed
  • analyse colour palette, composition, style and medium in these works.

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
  • The session will be mainly power point presentation, analysis of work and discussion.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.).
  • Nothing else is needed

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
  • This session is a taster session leading in to online art history courses available in Sept 2020

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Women Artists of World War I

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Waiting List 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 student privacy notice

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