Course title:
Art History: The Birth of the Modern
Tutor:
Simon Haworth
Course ID:
C3847035
Start date:
20/01/2022
End date:
31/03/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Thu 20 Jan 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Thu 27 Jan 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Thu 03 Feb 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Thu 10 Feb 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Thu 17 Feb 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Thu 03 Mar 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Thu 10 Mar 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Thu 17 Mar 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Thu 24 Mar 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Thu 31 Mar 2022 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 10
Total number of classroom hours: 20
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 20
Date
Thu 20 Jan 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 27 Jan 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 03 Feb 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 10 Feb 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 17 Feb 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 03 Mar 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 10 Mar 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 17 Mar 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 24 Mar 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 31 Mar 2022
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 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
£64.00 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?
This course will be taught online using a combination of Zoom and the WEA's online digital learning platform Canvas, both of which you will need to be able to access through the internet and email. A selection of learning resources will be provided, including images and reading for each session.
Course aim:
This course will introduce and explore a number of artists through their lives and works, as well as examining different art movements and notable critical contributions within the of realm art history to determine some key historical shifts in art.
Course description:
In his book Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction David Cottington asks a simple but important question: 'What makes art modern?' Following this thought, this course will introduce a diverse range of art and artists in order to start thinking about what modern means, how art has evolved through different eras and ways in which the modern and what went before reflect back on each other. Why did such changes occur? How were both new work and innovative ideas received? Thinking around these ideas we will explore the visual qualities of the art we encounter, why it looks as it does and the aesthetic, historical and personal contexts that underpin this. We will also read around critical debate within art history. Each session will deal with a specific artistic movement or genre, introduce a range of artists and their work, explore the circumstances and place of its making, style, its function and meaning, the life of each artist, then the societies and spheres in which they were at work.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an appreciation for and understanding of different forms of art within its historical frame, particularly late C19th / C20th / modern art
2. Situate different kinds of artists and artworks within their stylistic, historical and cultural context
3. Explain important artistic techniques and approaches using accurate and appropriate terminology
4. Identify and distinguish art by particular artists and from distinct movements and periods
5. Demonstrate some independence in learning through analysis and research using skills built and developed here
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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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