Art History

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Art History for Beginners

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Next Course Starts: TBC*

Price: £590 + VAT

Duration: 10 Weeks

Location: 118a Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4BH

Schedule: 1 evening per week, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Award: Certificate

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This ten-week evening course has been designed for people who are intrinsically attracted to Fine Art, but may never have been formally educated or inducted into this fascinating and rich discipline of aesthetic tradition. For many, enjoyment of Fine Arts is often associated with a privileged and higher educational background. Our view, and the genesis for this course, is that this perception is increasingly less relevant and indeed, more importantly, wrong and unnecessarily elitist.

Our mantra is simple - “Art is for All” – to which the basis of this course transcends to, irrespective of educational attainment or background. Art is probably the oldest form of human expression. Accordingly, the motive behind this course is to provide those who may visit galleries and exhibitions, but who have little formal knowledge of Fine Art, with an opportunity to learn rapidly about its context and content. This course intends to enhance your enjoyment of experiencing original works as art forms, such as painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. The key to our approach is to distil the salient points of each art movement, within its history, in such a way that it allows the course participants the opportunity to further develop their understanding of art from a foundation.

The course takes the world of Western European Art and divides it into its eras of development.

Course Content

WEEK 1: OVERVIEW

WEEK 2: TECHNIQUES AND COMPOSITION

WEEK 3: MEDIEVAL TO EARLY RENAISSANCE

WEEK 4: HIGH RENAISSANCE

WEEK 5: 17th CENTURY BAROQUE

WEEK 6: 18th CENTURY BAROQUE

WEEK 8: THE 20th CENTURY

WEEK 7: THE 19th CENTURY

Week 9: EPILOGUE AND REVISION

Week 10: FINAL EXAM, COUNTING AS 75% OF GRADE.

ASSESSMENTS

Delegates will tackle hands-on exercises at the end of each section to cement their learning, and personal achievement will be assessed throughout the 10 weeks.

Graded Assessment:

  • In-class exercises and homework
  • Exam counting as 75% of final grade

AWARD & RECOGNITION

This course is approved by the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service. On successful completion of a course, delegates are awarded a certificate to demonstrate completing and passing an examination or producing a successful assessment.

*Please note: A marking fee of £50 is to be paid directly to the tutor at the end of the course, for the marking of the examination. Please contact us on 0207 221 3399 for details, or complete the enquiry form.

Please contact us on 0207 221 3399 for details, or complete the enquiry form.

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