Day School: Monet and the Gardens of Giverny

Ref: C3744613

This is an art history course celebrating nature, and the beauty of flowers and gardens. Claude Monet in 1890 set about creating the beautiful gardens surrounding his home in Giverny France, and he went on to paint the most beautiful paintings of his home and surrounding gardens. In this course you will study Monet as an artist, and you will look in detail at his famous paintings, with print examples to study and discuss. You will then be able to create your own painting, either based on what you have studied, and/or including your own ideas; Flowers and artistic materials will be available for this work. There will be an in class art exhibition at the end of the session, where all the learners can view and discuss each others work, and there will be advice on how to go about visiting Claude Monet's gardens in France.

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

This course is for anyone who enjoys nature and art, and would like to learn about the painter Claude Monet and his home and gardens in Giverny France. Learners will be able to study his paintings, and take part in a flower picture painting session.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for anyone who has an interest in art history, and the beauty of gardens.

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

  • Be able to describe and explain Claude Monet's place in art history.
  • Talk with knowledge about a selection of Claude Monet's famous paintings.
  • Create a flower painting either based on Monet's work, or from your own ideas.
  • Take part in an art exhibition of the learners work, and present their own art work.
  • Be able to explain how to undertake a trip to Claude Monet's gardens in France.

How will I be taught?

  • Discussions will take place during the session, and learner's will be encouraged to create their own work based on what they have learnt, then take part in an in class art exhibition.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

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
  • A next step could be an art history course we have classes on William Morris and Satirical Prints. Or a trip to France to see the gardens of Giverny.

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Day School: Monet and the Gardens of Giverny

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

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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