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Art And Society In Eighteenth-Century Britain - Polegate Branch View details

Eighteenth-century Britain was marked by social change, economic growth, global expansion, and new ways of thinking. This course will consider the art world in the context of the cultural, social and intellectual developments that were taking place. The main topics to be covered are new spaces for art; portraiture; social comment; classicism; romanticism; the Enlightenment; travel; and print culture. The course will encompass a range of items including paintings, printed material, decorative arts, architecture and gardens.

Art and Society in Nineteenth-century Britain for Hempnall WEA Branch View details

The nineteenth century was marked by huge social, political and technological changes. This course considers how artists, designers and architects engaged with key issues of the time such as urbanisation and industrialisation, gender and class, and modernity and tradition. It encompasses study of a wide range of material including paintings, buildings, photographs, printed material, and the applied arts. Amongst those whose work we consider are J M W Turner, John Constable, A W N Pugin, John Everett Millais, Frederic Leighton, J A M Whistler, William Morris, George Frederic Watts and Edward Burne-Jones.

Art and the USA; from Ashcan to Grant Woods View details

From George Bellows' Men of the Docks (1912) to the 1930s we explore the varieties of American art as the country became a world power, suffered economic hardship, developed distinctively American artistic subjects and styles. The Ashcan painters (including Bellows) depicted busy parks, boxing rings, leisure on Coney Island, using rapid paint strokes culled from their experiences as artist-reporters. From the 1920s Edward Hopper's images of the urban scene are more reflective - time stands still. Way beyond New York Charles Sheeler's precision, his geometry, represented the factories that powered urban wealth, Grant Wood a proud rural couple. While these examples focused on city and land, the course also explores Georgia O'Keefe's tightly focused, beautiful art, the Armory Show, Thomas Hart Benton's murals and new styles introduced by emigre artists. Our course is chronological and the final class explores the WPA innovative scheme that employed painters during the Depression.

Art for All View details

This friendly and relaxed course will provide the opportunity for you to develop your painting and drawing skills as well as your knowledge and appreciation of art. This course is designed for all levels and abilities with individual guidance from the tutor to develop your own interests and projects. We will cover the fundamentals of painting and drawing according to your level of experience through drawing, looking at tone, colour theory, and techniques in a variety of media.

Art for All View details

This friendly and relaxed course will provide the opportunity for you to develop your painting and drawing skills as well as your knowledge and appreciation of art. This course is designed for all levels and abilities with individual guidance from the tutor to develop your own interests and projects. We will cover the fundamentals of painting and drawing according to your level of experience through drawing, looking at tone, colour theory, and techniques in a variety of media.

Art for All View details

This friendly and relaxed class will provide the opportunity for you to develop your painting and drawing skills as well as your knowledge and appreciation of art. This course is designed for all levels and abilities with individual guidance from the tutor to develop your own interests and projects. We will cover the fundamentals of painting and drawing according to your level of experience through drawing, looking at tone, colour theory, and techniques in a variety of media.

Art for All View details

This friendly and relaxed class will provide the opportunity for you to develop your painting and drawing skills as well as your knowledge and appreciation of art. This course is designed for all levels and abilities with individual guidance from the tutor to develop your own interests and projects. We will cover the fundamentals of painting and drawing according to your level of experience through drawing, looking at tone, colour theory, and techniques in a variety of media.

Art for Beginners - 'Doodle Flowers - Bee Creative!' View details

Learn simple ways to draw beautiful flowers, leaves and seed heads, (some realistic and some imaginary), and practice embellishing them with watercolour, coloured pencils, collage and more! Ideal for beginners, or those who want to be inspired by new art techniques. We will practice a variety of doodle patterns and try out different ideas for attractive backgrounds. We will use them to decorate cards, gift tags or frame them to display on your walls - yes they will be that good! This is a very popular art form at the moment and has the added benefit of being stress free. Join this friendly, creative course, no experience necessary just have a go and have fun .

Art for Fun View details

On this course, you’ll: • take inspiration from other artists’ work to create your own, • use drawing techniques, • experiment with new materials, including pastels and acrylics, • paint onto canvas and use watercolours, • look at socio-political impacts of contemporary visual art

Art for Health and Wellbeing View details

On this course, you’ll: • take inspiration from other artists’ work to create your own, • use drawing techniques, • experiment with new materials, including pastels and acrylics, • paint onto canvas and use watercolours, • look at socio-political impacts of contemporary visual art