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Art and Society View details

This course is largely determined by the students, they will express what they would wish to explore in further depth and to help them appreciate and understand what they are looking at in exhibitions and galleries.

Art and the Enlightenment View details

The art of the 18th century explore and reflect enlightenment ideals of progress and the power of reason in many different ways. Artists turned to science as a subject matter, the rediscovery of the Classical past evidenced the possibilities for the art and society in the present and new academies contributed to the establishment of rules for art making. This is a wide-ranging course covering a variety of artists such as Simeon Chardin, Jacques-Louis David, Joshua Reynolds, Joseph Wright of Derby and many more. We will discuss the impact of the discoveries of Roman material culture at Herculaneum and Pompeii, analyse the educational aims of the Grand Tour and unpick the creation of Neo-Classicism.

Art and the Enlightenment View details

The art of the 18th century explore and reflect enlightenment ideals of progress and the power of reason in many different ways. Artists turned to science as a subject matter, the rediscovery of the Classical past evidenced the possibilities for the art and society in the present and new academies contributed to the establishment of rules for art making. This is a wide-ranging course covering a variety of artists such as Simeon Chardin, Jacques-Louis David, Joshua Reynolds, Joseph Wright of Derby and many more. We will discuss the impact of the discoveries of Roman material culture at Herculaneum and Pompeii, analyse the educational aims of the Grand Tour and unpick the creation of Neo-Classicism.

Art Appreciation - Impressionism View details

Art changed radically in France between 1850 and 1900. The new painting was dubbed "Impressionism". A number of artists defined and refined the possibilities presented by new approaches to painting and to exhibition. The course will look at the work of some of these artists and at their impact

Art Appreciation: The Figure in Twentieth Century Painting View details

The history of twentieth century art has often been told as a shift away from the illusionistic or representational towards the 'pure' and abstracted. This course looks at a range of artists from Marc Chagall to Alice Neel,who experienced the uncertainties of their time and responded to these social, cultural and political changes in their often compelling paintings of people. No previous experience necessary - just a lively, open-minded interest in art!

Art Appreciation: From Van Eyck to Durer, Northern European Art View details

This course will provide an introduction to the art of fifteenth-century Northern Europe, roughly spanning 1400-1500, and considering artists such as Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hugo van der Goes, Hans Memling, Albrecht Durer, and others. The emphasis will be on painting, but we will consider examples of drawing, print and sculpture too. Join us in exploring the achievements of some of the leading artists in the Burgundian Netherlands and Germanic Holy Roman Empire, placing them as fully as possible in their historical, social and artistic contexts. We will consider the different major centres of artistic production, in broadly chronological order, and casting an occasional eye across the Alps to contemporary developments in the Italian 'Renaissance'.

Art by the Sea 1 Term 3 (Reaching Out Programme) View details

This course gives students the opportunity to experiment with a range of materials and complete a number of exciting projects in art including landscape painting, portraiture and a personal project. In a highly supportive environment, students are given practical advice on colour mixing; the use of tone to create three dimensions and encouraged to explore a wide range of approaches in art so that they may find their own individual style.

Art By the Sea 2 Term 2 (Reaching Out Programme) View details

This course gives students the opportunity to experiment with a range of materials and complete a number of exciting projects in art including landscape painting, portraiture and a personal project. In a highly supportive environment, students are given practical advice on colour mixing; the use of tone to create three dimensions and encouraged to explore a wide range of approaches in art so that they may find their own individual style.

Art Drawing and Painting View details

Students will be given the opportunity to produce their artwork in a variety of art mediums. They will be able to explore and develop their skills in portraiture while working through a series of projects.

Art for All View details

Come along and learn painting and drawing skills in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The course is suitable for beginners or those who would like to further develop their painting and drawing skills. Designed with themed sessions that will enable you to explore effective techniques, materials and equipment at your own pace and level of experience. If you prefer, individual projects can also be undertaken within the course. The tutor will support you to develop the skills required to complete your chosen subject area and create an effective piece of artwork. You will be able to learn about different approaches to painting and drawing, how to observe and capture the essence of what you are looking at, the characteristics of painting and drawing media, and most of all, develop your own individual creative style. Join us and enjoy the pleasure of painting and drawing!