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Art History - Looking at Pictures

Day of week:
The Amelia , Tunbridge Wells
Mixed Level
10:00 - 12:00
6 weeks

This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 22 22* to register your interest. We will contact you directly if we can accommodate you.

Have you ever visited an art gallery or exhibition and wished you understood more about the works of art on display?
This course takes a close look at a selection of iconic paintings by some of Western Art’s most famous painters. It is designed for those who know a little bit about art, but want to find out more.
In addition to looking at a selection of famous paintings and artists, you will gain an overview of art history and an understanding of the context in which the chose paintings were created. Each week you will build up an overview of leading art movements and develop an understanding of different styles and techniques.
By the end of the course, you will have developed enough knowledge and insight to make future trips to art galleries and exhibitions rewarding and enjoyable.

What you will learn:
In this course we will be taking a close look at the following selection of paintings and artists:
Giotto’s The Lamentation
Albrecht Durer’s Self-Portrait with Gloves
Raphael’s The Madonna of the Pinks
John Constable’s The Hay Wain
Edvard Munch’s The Scream
David Hockney’s A Bigger Splash

Learning outcomes for the course include:
•An overview and insight into of the life, times and works of the chosen artists
•The ability to recognise and identify different art styles, movements and techniques
•Developing and justifying your point of view
•Taking part in discussions with other students

How will I be taught?

Through short illustrated lectures enhanced by discussion. There will be opportunities to express different points of view, compare and analyse the art and periods studied in the course.
The tutor will discuss objectives with you to monitor your progress as you go along.

What do I need to bring with me?

A pen and notebook and an enquiring mind.

What can I do next?

Other Art History courses will be available in the Autumn term, hands-on art and craft courses run all year round at Tunbridge Wells Adult Education Centre, please visit our website

What do I need to join the course

No prior knowledge is required just an interest in Art History. The absolute beginner is very welcome as well as those who have completed practical art courses.

Getting to your course

Find us

The Amelia
The Amelia
Monson Road
Tunbridge Wells

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code TWL/120789/M/LC.