American Art (1850-1990)

Ref: C3744310

A leisurely stroll through American Art, starting with James Whistler in the 1850s, through to the War years with Jackson Pollock and the Abstract Expressionists, then the invention of Pop and Conceptual Art with Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol, and finishing with the embrace of Street Art with Jean Michel Basquiat in the 1980s

Course aim

To increase your enjoyment and understanding of paintings through a series of lectures on American Art.

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 the main steps in the process of close looking at artworks
  • Identify at least one artwork by each artist studied
  • Identify the artist behind significant American artworks

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

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

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American Art (1850-1990)

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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