Course title:
Religion and Art
Tutor:
David Sharp
Course ID:
C2228264
Start date:
12/01/2022
End date:
23/03/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Wed 12 Jan 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1.5
Wed 19 Jan 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1.5
Wed 26 Jan 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1.5
Wed 02 Feb 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1.5
Wed 09 Feb 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1.5
Wed 23 Feb 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1.5
Wed 02 Mar 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1.5
Wed 09 Mar 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1.5
Wed 16 Mar 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1.5
Wed 23 Mar 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 10
Total number of classroom hours: 15
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 15
Date
Wed 12 Jan 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 19 Jan 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 26 Jan 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 02 Feb 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 09 Feb 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 23 Feb 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 02 Mar 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 09 Mar 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 16 Mar 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Wed 23 Mar 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Total sessions:
10
Total number of classroom hours:
15
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
15
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Dedham Sports Club
Southsheilds
Dedham
Colchester
co7 6ah
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£59.25 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

Enjoyment of art and an open approach to the study of religion

This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

Enjoyment of art and an open approach to the study of religion

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Viewing TV programmes on Art e.g. Andrew Marr or Mary Beard or YouTube videos explaining great art may be good preparation.
Course aim:
RELIGION and ART: a brush with the divine. To explore some important ways in which art and religion inspire and interrogate each other in both past and present.
Course description:
The history of art is entwined with the history of religion but in modern times some tensions have emerged. Art is no longer merely the handmaid of religion but is free to question and often mocks and shocks but may not necessarily reject. Today artists continue to engage constructively with spiritual themes and perhaps Sister Wendy Beckett's idea that "all art, that draws us to look deeply at it, is spiritual", maybe worth consideration. Paintings, sculptures,buildings, installations and video art will illustrate key themes, religions and periods as art and religion are seen to inspire and interrogate each other.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Identify/discuss examples of art inspiring religion e.g. Russian Ikons, 'Deposition' Roger Van der Weyden
2. Identify/discuss examples of art interrogating religion e.g. 'Last Supper' Warhol, 'White Crucifixion' Chagall, Bacon.
3. Identify/discuss examples of religion inspiring art e.g. 'The Great Wave' Hokusai, 'Martyrs' Bill Viola, Hagia Sophia Mosque
4. Identify/discuss examples of religion interrogating art e.g. Bamiyan Buddhas, Islamic Calligraphy, 'Virgin and Child' Crivelli,
5. Identify/discuss examples of art depicting interreligious encounter e.g. 'School of Athens' Raphael, 'Connexion' Fatmi, 'Vinegar Tasters' unknown Oriental artist
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We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

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What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

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