Art History courses online and in London
Looking to build your confidence in discussing and interpreting art? Or are you interested in taking your established knowledge of art in new directions? Then come and join City Lit’s Art History learning community!
Our exceptional range of courses, both introductory and in-depth, are designed for all learning levels. Our programme approaches art history from a variety of perspectives including social and cultural context, art theory and philosophy, curation and collecting, general art appreciation and so much more.
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Our courses are open to all. Our students come from all backgrounds and learning experiences, from the absolute beginner to those refining their knowledge and understanding. We aim to give you the confidence to engage meaningfully with art, whatever level you are working from. Our students use our courses for personal fulfilment as well as professional and educational development. Many of our students go on to advanced degree and certificate programmes and many are able to use their knowledge in art making and gallery work.
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At City Lit we are proud of the expertise of our tutors who are all professional art historians working actively in museums, galleries, research and writing, universities and auction houses. As experts in the field, they are able to provide you with the support and guidance you need to develop your art historical knowledge. As teachers they provide student-focused education, helping students achieve their art historical goals, both the personal and the professional.
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- Art and society in the early modern NetherlandsCourse start date: Mon 5 Jun 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Thomas BalfeThis course focuses on Flemish and Dutch (Netherlandish) art of the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The course will examine well-known artists such as Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, Rembrandt and Vermeer, as well as the role of artworks and visual images in the formation of religious, class, gender and national identities, in early science, and in cultures of collecting.Full fee £139.00
- Art in 1920s ParisCourse start date: Fri 9 Jun 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sarah JaffrayExplore 1920s Paris from the perspective of experimental art movements. From textile design to surrealism, abstraction to neo-classicism we look at how the city of Paris was an active collaborator in the art of the era.Full fee £109.00
- Representing nature in early modern EuropeCourse start date: Wed 14 Jun 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Thomas BalfeExplore the links between the visual image and ideas of nature in early modernity (c.1500-1750). At this time, tools like the microscope were visualising nature in new ways, changes were afoot in how humans related to animals, and the environments of Asia and the Americas were becoming more familiar to Europeans. We will focus on how artists and skilled artisans engaged with these subjects.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £109.00
- Symbols and stories: saints in artCourse start date: Tue 20 Jun 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Elizabeth EyresSaints are represented 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. This course includes a gallery visit.Full fee £139.00
- Focus on: 19th-century fashionCourse start date: Sat 24 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rachel SandersExplore the relationship between nineteenth-century society, from the Napoleonic era to the suffrage movement, and men’s and women’s fashions which witnessed constant change, restrictions, extremes and the start of the dress reform movement.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
- Focus on: 20th-century fashionFull fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
- Art history tasterCourse start date: Fri 7 Jul 2023 (and 17 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sarah JaffrayEver wondered what art history is but don’t want to commit to a whole course? This taster explores some of the ways art historians come to their interpretion art. Build your confidence in looking at art by learning what art and art history really are.Full fee £10.00
- Art in Britain 1950-2000 - 'This is Tomorrow' (Part 1)Course start date: Thu 21 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Chantal CondronDiscover the work of selected British artists whose innovative practice shaped the development of modern art in Britain from the 1950s to the 1970s. Explore how and why the ideas and themes behind their work continue to be relevant to today’s audiences.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £77.00
- Textiles: an international historyCourse start date: Fri 29 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Elizabeth EyresAs well as expressing power, prestige and fulfilling symbolic functions, textiles have been intimately linked to the everyday lives of members all societies for millennia. On this course you will study the development of woven, printed and embroidered textiles of many kinds from around the globe and explore the significant roles they have played in the world’s material culture.Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
- Art and identity: from the High Renaissance to the ReformationCourse start date: Wed 4 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Emma Rose BarberExplore the legendary art and artists of the High Renaissance in Italy and the Netherlands from c. 1490-1540. Consider the role that ‘self-fashioning’ plays in their fame and notoriety through close reading engagement of a combination of images and texts. Please note that the first session of this course will be held online due to rail strikes on 5 October. All subsequent sessions will be held in-person.Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
- London architecture: Renaissance, Baroque and PalladianCourse start date: Sat 7 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rachel SandersFrom the beginnings of Renaissance architecture in Britain, through the Baroque to Palladianism - study key architects including Jones, Wren, Hawksmoor, and Burlington, looking at religious and secular buildings. Includes site visits.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £77.00
- The art of the Burgundian Netherlands c. 1360-1480Course start date: Tue 17 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Julia MusgraveExplore how the extravagant lifestyle of the Burgundian court provided opportunities for an opulent Burgundian style to be developed and disseminated across Europe in the late middle ages and into the renaissance.Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £97.00
- The mirror of nature: art and culture in the 17th centuryCourse start date: Wed 18 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Leslie PrimoThe 17th century produced some of the greatest artists of all time: Rubens, Rembrandt, Velazquez and Bernini to name but a few. Explore the work of these key artists and understand the history, styles and ideas that shaped the century.Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £97.00
- London architecture: post-modernismCourse start date: Sat 21 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rachel SandersLondon’s recent building boom has foregrounded discussions about architectural style, but postmodernism has been practiced in the capital for more than forty years. This course will look at the style’s variety through key examples.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
- Venetian art of the 15th-16th centuries: beauty, splendour and lightFull fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £97.00
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