London's smaller galleries: Leighton House
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: VB135
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
What was it like to be the most successful artist in the country for over two decades? This course explores Leighton House, an opportunity to explore all parts of Leighton’s home, including the beautiful Arab Hall filled with Leighton’s collection of tiles gathered from the Middle East and Turkey and his impressive studio. Dating from 1864, the house was built as a showcase within which Leighton sought to impress prospective clients, entertain friends, display his collection of art and also to live. The house provides a unique insight into the life and character of this incredibly talented Victorian artist. Recently restored, the house now also contains a stunning collection of Leighton’s own work and provides great insight into his working practice.
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?
• A tour of Leighton House
• An introduction to the work of Lord Leighton
• An overview of the Victorian art world.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Discuss Leighton’s place within the Victorian art world
• Recognise key elements of his artistic practice
• Identify at least 3 significant paintings and sculptures produced by Leighton.
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 online with slide presentations and group discussions. Handouts will be provided by your tutor to support your learning on the course; these handouts will be available online/digitally for download, not printed out for you.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You might wish to purchase a notebook for taking notes. You might wish to buy some of the books on any reading list provided.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
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You might also be interested in:
• VB144 / VB865 - London's smaller art collections
• VB624 - London's smaller galleries: Apsley House.
Julie Barlow has a degree in Art History/History from the University of Hull and an MPhil (Fine Arts) from the University of Birmingham. She has worked in a variety of roles at Leighton House, V&A and Tate Gallery before studying for a PGCE and moving into Museum Education. Julie has over twenty years of experience as a freelance lecturer at the National Portrait Gallery working on all areas of the Education Programme and also for the first ten years at the National Gallery and in the last decade at the Wallace Collection.
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.