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Art and Architecture-The Renaissance in Flanders-Part 1 View details

During the fifteenth century the area that is now Belgium and the Netherlands grew rich on trade and cloth. The Duchy of Burgundy was closely connected politically and artistically. They produced one of the great schools of European art. It was a style of enormous accomplishment, growing from the prosperous towns as much as the courts. We will trace this development through the work of the most important of the artists of the period as well as studying at their contexts and meanings. The pioneering Robert Campin and then van Eyck bothers who produced the astonishing Ghent Altarpiece as well as a host of other masterpieces such as the Arnolfini portrait. Then we look at their contemporaries and successors such as Roger van der Weyden and the artists associated with Bruges. We will also consider the architecture and sculpture of the period and discover how this relates to the artistic revolutions of the area.

Art and Craft View details

General art and craft course for learners with support needs. A wide range of techniques will be covered, with a focus on developing confidence through creativity.

Art and Craft View details

General art and craft course for learners with support needs. There will be a wide range of techniques covered with a focus on developing confidence through creativity.

Art and Craft View details

The course will introduce you to a range of craft skills and techniques such as decoupage, painting and design. You will be able to create beautiful presents and other items for yourself, your family and friends. You will learn how to research and design a craft piece, plan, construct and evaluate to improve the end product. You will be encouraged to examine how the activity of craft making can help you relax and manage stress.

Art and Life - 20th Century American Art View details

American artists responded to the life-changing social and cultural developments of their time in extraordinary and innovative ways. From Thomas Eakins, to the impressionism of Childe Hassam and the Regionalist works of Grant Wood in the 1930s, we explore a uniquely American perspective on the world -including American representations of World War I.

Art and Music Studies View details

Each session we will explore a topical subject concerning the history of the arts. It may be related to an anniversary, such as Hubert Parry (died 1918) or to a current exhibition in the major London galleries, such as Burne Jones (Tate) or Gainsborough (National Portrait Gallery)

Art Appreciation View details

A new art history course focussing on the themes of work and leisure in modern and contemporary art. We will look at a broad range of art works by a large selection of artists from different countries and backgrounds and examine the different ways in which they depict work and leisure. We will examine the ways in which cultural, historical and political factors shape art and artists. We will cover Mural art, Impressionism, New Deal Art, German Expressionism, Futurism, Soviet Art, Constructivism and much more. Artists will include Diego Rivera, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Vincent Van Gogh, Tamara de Lempicka, Piet Mondrian, Stanley Spencer, John Singer Sargent, William Gropper, Stuart Davis, Kathe Kollwitz, Ford Maddox Brown, Laura Knight and Jean-Francois Millet to name but a few.

Art Appreciation - Women Artist's of the 20th Century View details

The 'art world' like most places, is a male domain. Women artists are often marginalised and overlooked. In the six sessions of this course we will not only study the lifes and work of the women who contributed to the creative output of the 20th Century but also establish the idea that many of them were producing some of the greatest, most relevant art of the modern era.

Art Appreciation - Women Artist's of the 20th Century View details

The 'art world' like most places, is a male domain. Women artists are often marginalised and overlooked. In the six sessions of this course we will not only study the lifes and work of the women who contributed to the creative output of the 20th Century but also establish the idea that many of them were producing some of the greatest, most relevant art of the modern era.

Art Appreciation: London Gallery Visits View details

We will visit a wide selection of art galleries in London where we will observe and discuss a broad spectrum of artists and their techniques. Please note that some of the galleries are quite a distance from the centre of London.