Course title:
Day School: Van Gogh and Nature
Tutor:
Caroline Levisse
Course ID:
C3746845
Start date:
28/04/2022
End date:
28/04/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Thu 28 Apr 2022 10:30 AM - 15:30 PM 5
Total sessions: 1
Total number of classroom hours: 5
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 5
Date
Thu 28 Apr 2022
Times
10:30 AM - 15:30 PM
Hours
5
Total sessions:
1
Total number of classroom hours:
5
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
5
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Bourne Hall
Spring Street
Ewell
Epsom
KT17 1UF
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
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Programme aims:
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£30.00 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 and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Nothing else needed
Course aim:
Flowers, setting suns, fields, and cypresses, all depicted with bright colours: this lecture explores the central role played by nature in van Gogh's art.
Course description:
In a letter sent from London in 1874 Vincent van Gogh wrote: “Always continue walking a lot and loving nature, for that’s the real way to learn to understand art better and better. Painters understand nature and love it, and teach us to see.” As Tate Britain will explore the web of cross-influences between van Gogh and British arts and culture, we will look at the central role and place given to the natural world in his paintings. Flowers, setting suns, fields and cypresses depicted with the brightest colours: we will investigate their meanings and effects
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. describe van Gogh's symbolic approach to nature
2. discuss van Gogh's orginality when compared with the landscape and flower paintings of other 19th century painters
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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If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

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Support

We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email studentsupport@wea.org.uk. The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

You can also find out about what support is available through our Student Handbook. This highlights what you can expect from WEA and what we expect from you. https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/student-handbook

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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

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk