Course title:
Some "isms" Explored
Tutor:
Janice Annoot
Course ID:
C3746993
Start date:
09/05/2022
End date:
20/06/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Mon 09 May 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Mon 16 May 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Mon 23 May 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Mon 06 Jun 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Mon 13 Jun 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Mon 20 Jun 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 12
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 12
Date
Mon 09 May 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 16 May 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 23 May 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 06 Jun 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 13 Jun 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 20 Jun 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
6
Total number of classroom hours:
12
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
12
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:
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£38.40 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?
1. A suggested reading list will be supplied 2. If you wish to take notes, writing materials will be required
Course aim:
The art world is full of 'isms,' some familiar others less so, some obscure. This six-week course will explore some of the perhaps lesser-known art movements, techniques, and trends, that have been identified with that curious suffix 'ism.'
Course description:
Many people, especially those with an interest in art will be at least familiar with art historical terms such as Romanticism or Impressionism, or Cubism, even Modernism or Postmodernism and may actually have some understanding of the traits and imperatives that these terms represent. It is true to say, however, that the world of art is awash with terms that describe art movements, techniques, and trends that have adopted or have been bestowed with that curious suffix 'ism' too. Some familiar others less so, some even rather obscure. What are, for example, the art movements of Lettrism, or Situationism? What does tenebrism mean? What precisely is Minimalism? Or, Regionalism, Neoplasticism, and Maximalism? If you have ever been baffled by this dizzying array of art terms, this six-course will offer some answers to these questions by exploring a range of 'isms' and their social-cultural and art historical significance and meaning. Let the journey of discovery begin!
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. discuss a range of historical and contemporary socio-cultural issues and debates associated with a range of art movements, techniques, and trends within the visual arts employing appropriate language and terminology
2. historically situate the origins and characteristics of a variety of 'isms' through the employment of suitable art terms and language
3. consider some of the theoretical debates that went to inform the development of art
4. analyse and recognise artworks that hail from a variety of the art movements under discussion using appropriate language and terminology with more confidence
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

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit: www.wea.org.uk/help

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

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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