Course title:
Christmas Paintings with Bob Moulder
Bob Moulder
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Sat 11 Dec 2021 10:00 AM - 13:00 PM 3
Total sessions: 1
Total number of classroom hours: 3
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 3
Sat 11 Dec 2021
10:00 AM - 13:00 PM
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Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
The Mill
Lodge Lane
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
£12.30 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 suitable for anyone with a general interest in art and culture, but no particular prior knowledge is required.


This course is suitable for anyone with a general interest in art and culture, but no particular prior knowledge is required.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
The session will involve some research online where students can work individually or in pairs. Computer devices will be available, but students can bring their own devices
Course aim:
This session will look at how artists throughout history have explored and used the story of Nativity, from the famous, to the obscure, to the mysterious and enigmatic.
Course description:
Throughout much of art history, scenes from the Nativity have been a staple theme for artists producing altarpieces, church frescoes, as well works for private collectors. While the focus has generally been on the uplifting nature of the story of Jesus's birth, artists have also explored darker and more enigmatic aspects of the Nativity. This one-day course will explore and debate a range of interpretations with students having the opportunity to source their own examples.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Describe the key elements involved in paintings of the Nativity such as the Adoration of the Shepherds or the Magi
2. Identify and describe at least two Nativity paintings that display more unusual elements or characteristics and what these might mean
3. Research and present an example of a Nativity painting
4. Form an opinion as to the relevance of Nativity paintings today
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