Day School: Looking at Landscape

Ref: C3744264

The day will be split into four distinct sections. We will begin with a brief overview of the representation of the landscape in art from early examples from Roman Pompeii, through medieval manuscripts to the development of landscape as a genre in its own right in the Renaissance. We will then look at particular examples of landscape art through a study of Dutch 17th century and British 18th century examples and will follow this with an investigation of the urban landscape. Finally we will study the changes brought to landscape painting by modern artists. Major artists will include Vermeer, van Ruisdael, Constable, Turner, Canaletto, Picasso, Matisse, Hopper and British modernists such as Paul Nash and John Piper.

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by the Education Skills Funding Agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available - contact the Branch for further details.

Course aim

The aim of this day school is to introduce students to the development of landscape painting in Western Art with a view to better understanding the representations of nature, scenery, cities and towns through the ages.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Identify one landscape by JMW Turner.
  • Describe one landscape by Jacob van Ruisdael.
  • Begin to discuss the changes in landscape painting from the Renaissance to the present day.

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?

  • 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

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

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Day School: Looking at Landscape

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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