Art History Courses in London

Are you interested in art history and how to interpret art? Then why not browse our range of art history courses and choose from introductory courses, or explore further into practices, debates and discover the work of some of the greatest artists of all time. Daytime, evening and weekend classes are available at our main learning centre in London's cultural heart - Covent Garden.

Contact us to find out more about art history - call 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm or email visualarts@citylit.ac.uk.

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  1. Art history taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered what art history is but don’t want to commit to a whole course? Try this taster session!
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  2. Classical art, myths and legends

    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you know your Aphrodite from your Hera? Do you know who is represented by an eagle? Who was turned into reeds? Unlock the rich world of classical myths and legends in this classroom-based course.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  3. Focus on: Hopper

    Focus on: Hopper

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study Hopper’s key works, including 'Automat' and 'Nighthawks', within the context of biography, social and political events, and movements such as Regionalism, Social Realism and American Scene painting.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  4. Symbols and stories: saints in art

    Symbols and stories: saints in art

    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Saints are represented in in masterpieces of Christian art from 1200 to the present – learn how to recognise them, decode their meanings and iconography and enhance your understanding of this aspect of art history. Includes gallery visits.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  5. Friday lates: art and alchemy - from ancient to contemporary

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Delve into a magical world of hidden secrets and bizarre symbolism as we distil the heady mix that is art and alchemy; from early manuscripts and renaissance paintings, to the surrealists and contemporary art.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  6. Art icons: Jacques-Louis David and Neoclassicism

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the Neo-classical movement, focusing on David as its key example, considering issues such as social change and politics, biography, artistic and theoretic influences, notably that of Winckelmann.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Focus on: Hogarth

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the life and work of William Hogarth. Best known for his print engravings and his bawdy depictions of 18th century London, we explore these and other aspects of his work and the society that inspired it.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  8. The rise and fall of the Italian Renaissance - Leonardo da Vinci

    The rise and fall of the Italian Renaissance

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    When, where and what was the Italian Renaissance? Explore it through the craft of its masters such as Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, Titian and others and trace its legacy.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  9. Islamic art in medieval north and west Africa

    Course Date: Tue 1 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course examines the unique flavour of Islamic visual culture as it spread across north Africa and into the Sahel, meeting the great empires of medieval west Africa. The course will include one off-site visit to the Africa galleries at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Art evolutions: Pre-Raphaelites to Expressionism

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 1 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore art and culture in the late 19th century, focussing on the major developments in modern art including the Pre-Raphaelites, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Symbolism, and their relationship to wider cultural contexts.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  11. Islamic Art in the medieval world

    Course Date: Wed 2 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A course examining the formation and development of Islamic Art and Design; looking at the role of ideology and patronage, and the key influences that went into its development and evolution.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  12. Contemporary art concepts

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 2 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered what's going on in the mind of contemporary artists? This course explores the ideas and historical background behind some of today’s most intriguing works, from Conceptualism and Video to Body Art and Installation.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. Contemporary art in London

    Contemporary art in London

    Course Date: Thu 3 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Examine and discuss art on show in London. Each week we’ll visit a commercial gallery or public institution and examine specific exhibitions or paintings, works on paper, photography and sculpture.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  14. Niki de Saint Phalle,"Nanas"in the Leibnizufer, Hanover, Germany - part of Hanover's sculpture walk - Wikimedia Commons

    Women in modern and contemporary art

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 3 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the work of prominent modern and contemporary women artists from the early twentieth century to the present. The course is organised thematically covering the political and social transformations reflected in the artworks.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  15. Friday lates: Joseph Beuys and his coyote - charlatan or prophet?

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 4 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the work of one of the most controversial figures of post-war art, a passionate believer in the power of art to transform the world, an artist whose work remains a vital reference for many artists today.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

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