Art History

All our Art History and Modern Art courses are available for adults aged 19 on 31 August 2017 and over only.

Please click on the Art History and Modern Art course title in blue for more information and how to enrol.

Daytime and Evening Art History and Modern Art Courses

Art History though Practice – The Classic Pose (Mixed Level)

The course enables you to develop life drawing skills and techniques in a studio context alongside studying the way in which certain poses have been portrayed by artists whose work is in the V & A Museum collection.
In addition to your practical work you will be given art historical background information to the life model poses you will be working from.

Art History through Painting (Mixed Level)

This course is a very good first step into learning more about the History of Art and basic Painting techniques. You will be taught how to re-create, interpret, discuss and review specific works of Art from key movements and artists within them. Each 5 weeks the course will focus on a different movement in art history so you may start at any time of year with the opportunity to continue learning further.

History of Art (Mixed Level)

In this popular course you will be introduced to the historical themes that have shaped the art world, explore some of the major art movements and the works of a variety of artists from different periods.

If you have a curiosity about art, and want to be able to understand its history, exchange ideas and be inspired in a relaxed and friendly environment, this is the course for you.

What is Modern Art? (Mixed Level)

In this course you will learn why the art of today looks so different from the art of the past. If you have a curiosity about the art of today, and want to be able to understand its history, exchange ideas and be inspired in a friendly and relaxed environment, this popular course for you.