Course title:
Gardens in Art: From the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to Monet's garden at Giverny
Tutor:
Colin Lomas
Course ID:
C3746892
Start date:
11/04/2022
End date:
16/05/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Mon 11 Apr 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1.5
Mon 18 Apr 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1.5
Mon 25 Apr 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1.5
Mon 02 May 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1.5
Mon 09 May 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1.5
Mon 16 May 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1.5
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 9
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 9
Date
Mon 11 Apr 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 18 Apr 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 25 Apr 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 02 May 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 09 May 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 16 May 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hours
1.5
Total sessions:
6
Total number of classroom hours:
9
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
9
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
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:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£28.80 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?
The course is self contained and there is no assumption that you already have knowledge of the topics and periods covered. However, it is recommended that you do preliminary reading on any of the topics and periods mentioned in the course description or Learning Outcomes.
Course aim:
Follow the historical development of gardens from ancient times to the modern day, as it is portrayed in art. You will have the opportunity to learn about all the major the movements such as the landscape gardening and the private garden in 19th C.
Course description:
From the grandeur of the hanging gardens of Babylon, to the glory of Monet’s garden at Giverny, from the landscapes of Capability Brown to the flowers of Van Gogh, we will examine the fascinating history of gardens shown in art. Topics will include: The garden as paradise in the ancient world. The “Hortus conclusus” (enclosed garden) in medieval paintings. 17th century stately homes and gardens. 18th century landscape gardening. The emergence of the private garden in the 19th century. The 20th century gardens towns and suburbs. The topics will be illustrated with pictures and videos.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Be better acquainted with the artists who graphically portrayed the flower garden in their work: Renoir, Cezanne, Pissarro, Manet, Sargent, Kandinsky, Van Gogh, Matisse, Klimt, Klee and other less known names.
2. Be better acquainted with the lesser known artists who portrayed the flower garden, including the often over-looked women such Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassat, marie Braquemond, Frances Hodgkins and Winifred Nicholson.
3. Have knowledge of English Landscape Gardens: Nicholas Hawksmoor. Sir John Vanbrugh. William Kent. Capability Brown. Humphry Repton. The Chinese and Japanese influences. The Gothic revival influence on English gardens. Characteristics of the English garden. The English influence.
4. Have a better understanding of theories of gardening such as the "Picturesque" and the "Gardenesque"
5. Be better acquainted with Mythological gardens and landscapes and "Hortus Conclusus" – the Enclosed Garden - from the medieval period
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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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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