Remembering The Art Of The First World War

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 21 Conc £7 Full £33 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Saturday 10:00 - 13:00 1 MAC 30/03/2019 30/03/2019 HA2200

What will the course cover?

To introduce the official British art of the First World War, its purpose and lead figures. The conclusion of the centenary’s celebrations would be the perfect occasion to discuss and commemorate all the great British artists who in one or another took part in the Great War. The learners will be able to recognise famous paintings, link historical facts with artistic expression, discover the impact of the war in soldiers, officials and the general public (Artists: Muirhead Bone, Paul Nash, Eric Kennington, C.R.W. Nevinson etc) Learners will be encouraged to visit relevant museums and collections and will have the chance to see in real life the majority of the examined works.

Who is the course for?

Learners of all levels are welcome, no prior knowledge in the topic is needed. Reading will not be essential as resources will mainly be visual.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

Prior knowledge is not necessary A general idea/interest in art and history

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Identify major art movements Familiarise with different artistic styles Recognise famous works and artists Get inspired for their own practice Understand the importance of Art in WW1 and how art can be part of a conflict

How is the course organised?

Auditory - Presentation by the tutor, questions and discussion in the classroom Visual - Power point presentation and videos Read/Write - Short articles and suggested bibliography, other sources Hands-On - Where possible and relevant, learners can experiment with art techniques - expression

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

How will my progress be assessed?

No formal assessment, however activities will be given to learners to encourage further exploration and understanding of art history, as a conversation starting point in the classroom or as a follow up activity for those interested.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

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