Course title:
Renaissance Art and Harewood House
Tutor:
Rachael Gorton
Course ID:
C3679930
Start date:
09/11/2021
End date:
14/12/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Tue 09 Nov 2021 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Tue 16 Nov 2021 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Tue 23 Nov 2021 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Tue 30 Nov 2021 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Tue 30 Nov 2021 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Tue 07 Dec 2021 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Tue 07 Dec 2021 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Tue 14 Dec 2021 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Tue 14 Dec 2021 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Tue 21 Dec 2021 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 10
Total number of classroom hours: 20
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 20
Date
Tue 09 Nov 2021
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 16 Nov 2021
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 23 Nov 2021
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 30 Nov 2021
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 30 Nov 2021
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 07 Dec 2021
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 07 Dec 2021
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 14 Dec 2021
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 14 Dec 2021
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 21 Dec 2021
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
10
Total number of classroom hours:
20
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
20
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 1 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
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Who is this programme for?
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Fee
£0.00 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
This course is for improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners
This course is for improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
You will need: - an internet connection, speakers, microphone and webcam to use our video learning platform, Zoom. - a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas, for resources and communication
Course aim:
To introduce the appreciation of Renaissance art from exploring Harewood House and its collection; whilst considering the unique history and context of display at this independent, country house setting.
Course description:
Harewood House offers a rare opportunity to see examples of Renaissance art at first hand, here in West Yorkshire! Through works in the Harewood collection we will explore what "Renaissance art" means: Analysis of individual works will help us to establish artistic characteristics, conventions, themes and influences common to Renaissance artists, whilst also comparing and contrasting artworks both within the collection and with well-known examples of Renaissance art elsewhere. We will further consider the unique context of Harewood House for Renaissance art, exploring how and why Renaissance art arrived here, alongside how it is interpreted, valued and presented. We will finally explore Renaissance influences on Harewood House in the broader visual and applied arts, considering the continuing significance of continental Renaissance art in this English country house setting.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Identify at least three key themes or features of Renaissance art and discuss how these apply to works in the Harewood House collection (identifying subject-matter, materials and techniques, as well as particular contexts of production)
2. Suggest which particular aspects of Renaissance art are most strongly reflected in the Harewood House collection, and why
3. Identify the influence of Renaissance visual culture in the architecture and decorative arts around the house
4. Consider possible motivations for owning and displaying Renaissance art and influences at Harewood, in relation to broader collecting trends in England from the eighteenth century to today
5. Engage in debates on how the history and ownership of the house, collections and art, frame the way we see the art, architecture and decorative arts at Harewood House today (including difficult histories involving the slave trade)
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

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What next?

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

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

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