The Arts and Crafts Movement

Ref: C3744222

This ten-week course will introduce the origins and practice of the arts and crafts movement, a nineteenth-century style founded in part on nature, morality and idealism. It encompassed artists, writers, designers and makers of objects from the everyday to the luxurious; on a scale from architecture to jewellery. The outlook of its practitioners still influences aspects of our lives today.

Course aim

This course aims to give students an opportunity to discover the origins and practice of the arts & crafts movement; find out more about its key practitioners, and study diverse examples of their work.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Recognise the origins and practice of the arts & crafts movement
  • compare and contrast the work of at least four key practitioners of the A&C movement.
  • Discuss examples of arts & crafts work using appropriate vocabulary.
  • be aware of different examples of A&C ideals

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
  • You will be encouraged to share your own enthusiasms and any prior learnings with the class

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • 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?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • The tutor will provide a bibliography and lists of on-line resources if you wish to read further

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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The Arts and Crafts Movement

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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