Painting the town: the art of London

Course Dates: 13/01/22 - 27/01/22
Time: 14:30 - 16:00
Location: Online
'Earth has not anything to show more fair.’ Examining London & Londoners through the eyes of its artists. From its high days and holidays to its seedier side, this course examines the artistic depictions of the city & its inhabitants.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £22.00

Course Code: HLW207

Thu, day, 13 Jan - 27 Jan '22

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course will look some of the depictions of London, its inhabitants & some of the artists who chose to use the city as their inspiration. The perception of London sometimes outweighs the reality of the city, so we’ll be looking at how & why artists chose to paint London as they did, and how it effects viewers & Londoners and how the world views the city & its inhabitants.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

London - the city as depicted over the years - for good and for bad, in its glory and it’s shame.
Londoners - those Londoners who have contributed to the capital, or in some cases not!
London artists - the artists & art movements who have been so key to the perception of our city.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Identify some of the London based art movements and artists.
Recognise some of the most renown depictions of London & it’s population.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Accessible to all levels - no particular skills required. An interest in art & London.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Online. Comprehensive handouts will be provided. No formal homework required.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

HLW208 Crimes and misdemeanors: the crimes that rocked the capital.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.