Art History Courses in London

Our art history programme includes western art, Islamic art, Japanese art and the art of the Near East.

There are courses on curation for aspiring practitioners and a host of other art history courses on subjects as diverse as the history of fashion, comic books, urban art and artists' books that can be taken alone, or to complement surveys of periods. You can also study the history of photography, design, video and sound art. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

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  1. The power and influence of German Art: From Early Medieval to Early Modern

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the art of Germany from medieval to modern and the variety of artists came be a major influence not just on Northern art but also the Italian Renaissance and ultimately all of European art.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  2. German art from the 1960s

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore German art from the 1960s to present, from movements such as Conceptualism, Fluxus, Capitalist Realism and Neo-Expressionism to the most recent multi-media art.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. The history and meaning of portraiture

    The history and meaning of portraiture

    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Examine the changing face of the portrait in art history from the early Renaissance to the present. Look at how and why its meaning and function have changed over the years and why artists are still drawn to it despite photography.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  4. In depth: late Renaissance

    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the incredible progress of High and Late Renaissance art and ideas in Northern Italy and Western Europe. We look at key artists and their patrons; painting, sculpture and decorative arts. Includes gallery visits.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  5. Friday Lates: at the Tate and National Gallery - part 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Start your weekend with an enjoyable and stimulating introduction to famous and lesser-known artworks in a Friday Late at the Tate Modern, and at the National Gallery.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Fakes and forgeries

    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate the boundaries between fact, fakes and fictions in art, looking at different interpretations of authenticity, through classroom lessons and visits to the National Gallery and the British Museum.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  7. A day of: modern design

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study the dominant design aesthetic of the twentieth century, considering its development, successes and failures. Movements will include Russian Constructivism, the Bauhaus and Purism. Design practices will include graphics, furniture and architecture.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  8. Focus on: Degas

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore Degas’s extraordinary legacy as ‘one of the founders of Impressionism’. His dynamic paintings and sketches of everyday life and activities, and his bold colour experiments will be examined throughout this informative one-day course.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  9. London's hidden art and architecture

    Course Date: Tue 28 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Uncover a whole new side of London, from Roman times to the present day through a series of walks and visits to art galleries and historic sites.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  10. Extended history of modern art in 50 works

    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    This gallery-based course looks at some iconic examples of 20th century art, architecture, and design to trace a chronological history of modern art.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  11. Focus on: James McNeill Whistler

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 3 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Whistler’s art moved painting towards abstraction, sparked a renaissance in printmaking and gave us the Peacock Room, a masterpiece of interior design. He also mastered the gentle art of making enemies.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  12. A day of: 19th-century fashion

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the relationship between nineteenth-century society, from the Napoleonic era to the suffrage movement, and men’s and women’s fashions which witnessed constant change, restrictions, extremes and the start of the dress reform movement.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  13. Focus on: Peggy Guggenheim and Jackson Pollock

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 10 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course explores the life and work of Jackson Pollock – whose career Peggy Guggenheim would launch with an exhibition in 1943, and whom she would later consider her greatest discovery.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  14. Asian art: cultural synergies in the Indian subcontinent

    Asian art: cultural synergies in the Indian subcontinent

    Course Date: Mon 11 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the fascinating world of Indian and Islamic art and the cross-cultural links not only between neighbouring countries but also with the art of Europe. Includes a museum visit.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  15. Italian Renaissance drawing: design, form and function

    Italian Renaissance drawing: design, form and function

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Behind every great Renaissance painting is an equally astounding, some would say greater, Renaissance drawing. Indeed artists were judged firstly not by the quality of their paintings but by their grasp of, and skill in, drawing. Discover more about why and how great Renaissance works were created.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

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