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. 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

  2. A day of: 20th-century fashion

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the ever-changing statement of identity that was twentieth-century fashion through the study of key designers and significant social and political events that shaped the clothes we wore.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  3. Focus on: Vermeer

    Focus on: Vermeer

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 17 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Master of stillness and light, author of only 35, maybe 36, known works, Vermeer’s art continues to fascinate. Discover his life and works in the context of the Dutch Golden Age.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  4. Pioneering women at the National Portrait Gallery  

    Course Date: Wed 20 May 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Meet some of history's most inspiring women, not only well-known pioneers but also women over the past five hundred years whose stories have been forgotten. Discover and celebrate their achievements.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  5. Focus on: Bosch

    Focus on: Bosch

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 23 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Can knowledge of the society in which Hieronymus Bosch lived and worked help us understand his bizarre paintings? Was he suffering from mental illness or merely using visual metaphors we can no longer understand?
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  6. Design evolutions: Arts and Crafts to Art Deco

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 30 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study the design reform movements – Arts and Crafts, Aesthetic Movement, Art Nouveau and Art Deco – and analyse a wide range of products, including fashion and textiles, graphics, architecture and furniture. Includes a museum visit.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  7. Introduction to the art of art history - part 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 30 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a variety of art movements, from Neo-Classicism to Abstract Expressionism through an introductory study of the writing of art theorists and commentators who have made a significant contribution to Art History as a discipline.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. Art in Britain 1890-1918 - New English Art Club to WWI

    Course Date: Mon 1 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the works of British artists and their relationship to the legacy of academic painting and the art of continental Europe between 1880-1918. Who led developments and how does the art of the period reflect the times?
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Women in art: 1900-1960

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 2 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    On this course we shall explore and examine the considerable, and significant, contributions of women painters and sculptors to the avant-garde art world during the first half of the 20th century.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Art in the 1920s and 1930s: architecture and design

    Course Date: Wed 3 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how architects and designers in the inter war period reacted to both cultural and societal change. Explore the experimental world of architecture and design in the art deco and Bauhaus period.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Art in South America

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 3 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the art of South America from the great indigenous empires through the impact of colonialism and the cultural revolutions of the 20th and 21st centuries.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Friday lates: at the Tate and National Gallery - part 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 5 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore a stimulating variety of famous and lesser-known artworks on display at Tate Modern and the National Gallery. This is the second part of the ‘Late at the Tate’ course series.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. Art and science

    Course Date: Fri 5 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    From Leonardo to Sigmund Freud we will uncover creative and aesthetic similarities in the disciplines of Art and Science, and see how their collaborations show us the links between innovation and imagination.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Focus on: David Hockney

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 7 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In 2011 David Hockney was voted most influential British artist of all time in a poll of over 1000 artists. Explore how Hockney’s career as painter, photographer and writer has evolved over six decades.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  15. Summer lates: Wellcome Collection

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 11 Jun 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    From ancient Roman sculpture to a portrait by Vincent van Gogh explore the connections of art, medicine and what it means to be human in the galleries of Wellcome Collection.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

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