What is the course about?
This study trip is an opportunity to discover the vibrant contemporary art scene in Berlin as well as seeing the great museum collections of Old Master paintings and sculpture on the newly renovated Museum Island. Trace the history of German art including legendary artists like Kathe Kollwitz and Otto Dix as well as international emerging artists working in all media.
Please note: The course fee covers three full days of guided visits and all entrances to museums and churches. It does not include flights, accommodation, meals, travel insurance etc. which you will be required to book independently. You must purchase valid travel insurance. Please wait for confirmation from us before booking anything.
THIS COURSE IS NOW CONFIRMED – feel free to book your hotels and accommodation once you have signed up for the course
PLEASE NOTE: Now that the course is confirmed, it is exempt from our refunds and transfers policy.
What will we cover?
- The history of German art in permanent collections in Berlin
- Smaller contemporary art galleries in Berlin
- Artists’ practices and techniques.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Identify and analyse German art in Berlin’s larger museums
- Identify several key contemporary art galleries in Berlin
- Describe artists’ practices and techniques.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is open to all. No prior knowledge is required other than a general interest in art and design. It will involve walking between venues and standing so a reasonable level of fitness is required. Please wear comfortable shoes.
You should be able to follow written and verbal instructions, 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 guided gallery visits and discussions. There will be coffee breaks throughout the day, as well as a break for lunch.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will be required to book and pay for your own travel, accommodation, food, etc. Please ensure you have travel insurance.
NB. Please not book anything until we have confirmed that the course will take place.
Please also make sure you bring comfortable shoes and something waterproof. There will be a reasonable amount of walking between venues and some looking at buildings from the outside. Please note you are responsible for getting yourself to and from meeting points so please bring a city map/app.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
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