Art history taster
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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.
Julia Musgrave got her first degree in Chemical Engineering and went on become a Chartered Information Systems Engineer and IT project manager. In 2008 she decided that life was too short for just one career and decided to become an art historian. She has a Graduate Diploma in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art and an MLitt in ‘Art, Style and Design: Renaissance to Modernism, c.1450 – c.1930’ from the University of Glasgow. She is currently working towards her Ph.D. at the University of York where she is researching the development of the Contemporary Art Society from 1910 to 1937. She is Art History course co-ordinator at City Lit, Co-Director of the London Art Salon and an accredited Arts Society lecturer.
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.