What is the course about?
This class is an opportunity to discuss what makes a work of art and what studying art history is alll about.
As we explore those questions we'll be looking a number of works of art from ancient to contemporary.
You will also have the opportunity to ask individually about art history courses offered by the City Lit and to discuss opportunities for further study.
What previous students liked most about this course: .
“Will be interested in focus days and day study trips next year. Enjoyed the teaching style.”
“This was a very useful introduction to Art History for me. I would love to start a longer beginner’s course in this subject very soon.”
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.
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.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You may wish to bring a notebook.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Options for further study will be discussed in class.