Art history taster
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: VB577
Available start dates
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
This class is an opportunity to discuss what makes a work of art and what studying art history is all about.
As we explore those questions we'll be looking at several works of art from ancient to contemporary.
You will also have the opportunity to ask about art history courses offered by the City Lit and to discuss opportunities for further study.
This session will be given via Zoom only. There will be a demonstration of how to use Google Classroom to access course materials for longer courses.
You will be sent an e-mail ~ 2 hours before the session starts with Zoom login details.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- An exploration of works from different periods that make us question what makes a work of art.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Have a clearer understanding of what an art history course at the City Lit entails
- Appreciate what art history entails
- Have an awareness of further studies in art history at the City Lit
-Appreciate how online learning at City Lit works.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for all levels.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught with a slide lecture and group discussion via Zoom.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Have a notepad to hand!
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Options for further study will be discussed in class.
Sarah Jaffray received her BA and MA in Art History with an emphasis in French Modernism and a minor in the Italian Renaissance. She holds a second MA in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London. Sarah was a lecturer for several colleges and universities in the Los Angeles area before relocating to London to be with her family. For the past three years she has worked as an educator in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum and at Wellcome Collection. Her interests include Modernism, drawing, artistic process, collaboration, cultural theory, and the intersection of art and technology. She is currently researching the relationship of language and drawing.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.