Women Artists in France and Britain 1850-1950

Ref: C2227855

This online course will introduce students to the art produced by women in France and Britain from the 1850s until the 1950s. We will look for instance at famous artists including Berthe Morisot, Elizabeth Lady Butler, Suzanne Valadon, Vanessa Bell and Barbara Hepworth and at lesser-known artists such as Evelyn Dunbar, Winifred Knights, Mary Martin, Rosemary Young, Emilie Charmy and Marie Laurencin. Topics will include the styles used, avant-garde and traditional, artistic training (often more restricted than for men) and the ways women established professional careers, often against the odds. The course aims to foster enjoyment and understanding of art by looking closely at images and thinking about the artistic and historical conditions in which they were produced. I will work to create a relaxed learning environment and will welcome questions and discussion.

Additional information about this course

No course on 18/02/2021

Course aim

This course introduces students to some fascinating, diverse, and often beautiful, artwork produced by women in France and Britain during the years 1850-1950. I will encourage active learning through discussion on Zoom and also online on Canvas.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec

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

  • Recognise some paintings and sculptures by women artists produced in France and Britain during the years 1850 to 1950.
  • Describe how and why women artists developed distinctive subjects and styles, within the limits of a one term course.
  • Assess some circumstances in which women succeeded (and/or struggled) to establish careers, within the limits of a one term course.
  • Enjoy and talk about art produced by women in France and Britain 1850-1950.

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?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

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Women Artists in France and Britain 1850-1950

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2020
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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