Looking at Art
OverviewA series of lectures and group seminars exploring historic and contemporary art, focusing on the subjects of; Landscapes and Cityscapes, The Human Figure, Portraiture and Abstraction. Learners will need to bring their own A4 ring binders and writing materials to the first lesson.
Artists use of different media such as painting, sculpture, photography and print will also be examined.
Learners will be taught how to look at and interpret art independently with guidance from the tutor they will compile a folder of relevant notes, images and resources. This will support progression on the course and provide valuable reference material for looking at art in the future.
TERM A- Landscapes & Cityscapes (to begin September 2011)
Artists through the centuries have represented and worked within the landscape and city. Term A will look at art by: Turner, Lorraine, Long, Friedrich, Cezanne, Nash, Davies, De Chirico, Monet, among others.
TERM B - The Human Figure (to begin November 2011)
Artists have portrayed the human figure in many ways. Representations of nudes, figures in motion, and scenes of society and conflict are all examples of artists exploration of the figure in different contexts. Term B will look at art by: Moore, Boccioni, Bacon, Picasso, Gauguin, Titian, Manet, Ruben's and Goya, among others.
TERM C - Abstraction (09/02/11 - 06/04/11)
At the beginning of the 20th century some artists began to move towards abstraction. Abstraction indicated a departure from reality towards non-representational art. Term C will look at art by: Kandinsky, Pollock, Malevich, Matisse, Rothko, Heron and Braque, among others.
TERM D - Portraiture (04/05/11 - 29/06/11)
Kings and Queens, the rich, the poor, celebrities and self- portraiture have provided artists with a wealth of subjects for portraiture. Term D looks at artwork by: Van Dyck,Holbein, Warhol, Picasso, Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Lange and Arbus, amongst others.
*PLEASE NOTE- This course running is subject to receiving a minimum of 8 enrolments. Newbury College reserve the right to close, cancel or postpone a course if it has not received the minimum required enrolment number by the scheduled start date. In the case of cancellation, enrolled learners will be notified 3 days prior to the start of the course and are entitled to claim for a full refund of their course fees.
ProgressionLearners can progress onto other art courses, or onto a qualification art course.
AssessmentThere is no formal assessment, although learners will be given individual feedback from the tutor throughout the course.
Entry RequirementsThere are no formal entry requirements for this course, although a passion for art is desirable.
QualificationsThis course does not lead to a formal qualification.
Home StudyHomework is not mandatory, although learners may wish to continue study/ work on their folders, in their own time. Additional material can be provided by the tutor if desired.
Work PlacementLearners do not need to be in relevant employment to undertake this course.
Additional CostsBooks will be suggested for purchase throughout the course, although this is not compulsory and learners may choose to take out books on loan from the library instead. There are no compulsory additional costs associated with this course.
|Code||Location||Start||End||Times||Day||Duration||Cost (Year 1)|
|99893 111204||Newbury College||09/05/2012||04/07/2012||19:00 to 21:00||Wednesday||8 Weeks||£131.20|