Graphic Art and Illustration

Ref: C3744322

This terms course is a continuation of the Autumn term 2019 But can still be seen as existing in its own right. Many artists used graphic art as a means of expression and to promote their work, Two notable examples are Rembrandt and Hogarth, Their work was also reproduced by professional engravers to reach a wider public. in modern times printing became more sophisticated and images were accessible to all. We will study the effects of these images in illustration and advertising and assess their impact on the wider world.

Course aim

This is part 2 of the course concerning the use by artists of printed images through the media of for example, engraving, etching and lithography. We will also look at printed reproductions used as illustration and advertising..

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for people with little spoken English

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

  • comment on the impact of printed images on society.
  • Recognise the graphic works of certain artists
  • Appreciate the uses of illustration in literature
  • Discuss the influence advertising has on the spread of ideas.

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 may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Continue as a member of this class and learn more about Art and Design history.

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Graphic Art and Illustration

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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