Day School: Masterpieces of Art Nouveau

Ref: C3744536

The study day provides an introduction to the art and architecture produced in Europe between 1890 and 1914. Inspired by the natural world artists aimed to create works appropriate for the modern world and established a style based on sinuous lines, elongated forms and the use of exotic materials. Mucha and Gaudi, Horta and Beardsley, Mackintosh and Toulouse–Lautrec are among the artists to be considered.

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

To introduce the students to the variety and distinctive features of European Art Noveau focussing on selected works of art and architecture produced in countries such as Belgium and France, Austria and England.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Examine two of the prints discussed during the course in a critical way.
  • List two key features of Art Nouveau architecture in either France or Austria.
  • Give two reasons for the distinctive style of Gaudi

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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Day School: Masterpieces of Art Nouveau

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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