Why Art Anyway?

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 40 Conc £14 Full £80 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Wednesday 18:30 - 20:30 4 MAC 01/05/2019 22/05/2019 HA3000

What will the course cover?

The need to create art is a unique expression to humans but what are we trying to say and what language is the art presenting? This course will question what compels humans to create art from 60,000 years ago to the current day, considering perceptions and meaning as well as personal and universal threads in art. We will consider aspects of consciousness and changes in thought that creates art as well as developing your own individual observational abilities. Plenty of time for discussion and sharing your own insights.

Who is the course for?

Anyone with an interest in art, visual language, media, film, history, photography, social issues as well as consciousness, meditation and mindfulness. This course is about taking the intimidation away from art and will equip you with confidence, skills and awareness to be able to get to know and understand art better.

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

None - just a spark of curiosity or interest in art and broader issues in the world.

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

By the end of the course you will gain confidence not only in approaching art, but in knowing your own likes and dislikes better. You will be able to feel that you can approach art without feeling intimidated You will have developed powerful observational skills where you can notice details you may not have noticed before and also have a broader understanding of the context - social/ cultural etc as well as the modes and changes in thought and consciousness which creates art. Your writing, observational and I.T skills will be improved..

How is the course organised?

Over four weeks, we will look at different areas of art in a chronological time period. There is a combination of looking, learning and practising, group and individual discussions.

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

This is optional and non compulsory, but some writing exercises, choosing a work of art you like, reading for your own interest and visiting a gallery or exhibition

How will my progress be assessed?

Each week we will have a recap on the previous week to refresh your memory. Short fun quizzes will be set some weeks as well as the chance for you to feedback on points you have and haven’t understood.

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

Longer courses in Art history and appreciation and one off study days.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Pens and pencils Paper

What support is available?

Via the tutor and the centre itself depending on your needs. Tutor email address Varying levels of exercises and tasks available