What is the course about?
During this short course we will visit the V&A's Islamic art gallery and adjacent galleries and explore wooden carvings, ivories, glass, textiles, metalwork and other objects. We will also visit the medieval galleries and find out how Islamic art inspired medieval artists in Europe.
Please note that room closures at short notice can change the content of our gallery based courses. #arthistory #summerschool #London #CityLit #fridaylates.
What will we cover?
- The development of Islamic art.
- Identifying motifs in Islamic art.
- The re-uses and copies of Islamic art during the medieval period.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Have a greater knowledge about the development of Islamic art.
- Be able to identify the subject matter on some Islamic objects.
- Give an example of how aspects of Islamic art were re-used in medieval Europe.
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 by looking at and discussing objects in the galleries at the V&A. Please note we are unable to guarantee stools in the rooms that we visit so you might have to stand and to walk between objects.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You might wish to bring a notebook. Gallery entry is free.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You might also be interested in:
VB497 - Friday lates: treasure at the British Museum
VB709 - Friday lates: Islamic Art at the British Museum
VB602 / VB725 / VB880 - Friday lates: designs of India at the V&A.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details