Fees: Standard £ 63 Conc £24 Full £123
|Wednesday||10:00 - 12:00||5||MAC||18/09/2019||23/10/2019||HA100|
This course looks at the first traces of art 60,000 years ago from handprints in caves through to our modern day. Why do we feel the need to create art, what is it trying to express and does this change depending on who and when it is created? Is “old” art irrelevant to us today or has modern art lost its meaning and purpose? What is the relationship between art and nature and is it a means with which humans have sought to make sense of our place here? We will look at art from each part of the world and see whether there are differences and sameness. Your perceptions and responses to art matters and this will include plenty of opportunity to develop your appreciation of art and fine tune your senses, your intuitions and your embodied skills. Art is usually only analysed but this course will invite you to develop different qualities of attention in you which may change what and how you look at art.
Anyone with an interest in history and art but also for those interested in finding meaning and who like to ask the big questions about life, consciousness, philosophical enquiry and open the senses, especially the eyes, to a more engaged and embodied way of looking at art.
None at all, just an open and intriguing mind.
Participants should be able to identify at least one work of art they feel drawn to and describe it in a number of different ways. Creative writing skills and attention to detail will be heightened. Participants may feel inspired with a renewed sense of exploration and want to venture out into galleries and nature.
This is a five week course which will begin chronologically and work its way into modern day.
Finding a work of art you like and (optional) writing a description about it and why you like it.
Each week there will be a recap on the previous week and any issues or questions will be shared either with the group or with tutor.
A diploma or 6 month - 1 year course in art history, you may also find that your imagination is developed and creative writing courses are appealing and made easier.
No other costs are involved.
Tutor email support.