Russian Through Art
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
What is the course about?
This course is based on the book “Russian through Art”, published by Routledge, and on the Internet material of the course book and other Internet sources.
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?
You will learn about the "World of Art” group of Russian painters and also Sergei Diaghilev’s ballet group “The Russian Ballet”, whose concerts were known as “The Russian Seasons”. You will also learn about art of the Soviet period and about different types of modern art, including street-art and installation.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- talk about the group of painters the " World of Art”
- talk about Sergei Diaghilev’s ballet group and the “Russian Seasons”
- talk about social realism and the Soviet painters, representing the social art in the Soviet Union
- talk about the types of modern art
- develop your own language skills and abilities to talk about the art topics covered in the course.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable if you have completed Russian at Level 3, or you are a confident learner at Level 3 or are studying Russian at Level 4 or above.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This course involves listening to and reading a lecture (available on-line), using video and audio files, discussions, there will be some task-based and project-based assignments.
Homework will be set every week, which students should be willing and able to do in order to benefit fully from the course.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The students are required to buy the course book “Russian through Art” by Anna S. Kudyma and Olga E. Kagan, published by Routledge ISBN 9781138400276. The course book can be bought either on Amazon or in the European Bookshop, as well as on the UCLA site https://ccle.ucla.edu/course/view/russart. Internet resources will be given either in the book or by the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
The course will be continued next term on “Sculpture: from traditional toys to monuments”.
Eugeniya is a Russian teacher who lived most of her life in Moscow. She holds a degree in language teaching from Moscow State University as well as a PGCE. She has also trained to be a language teacher at City Lit. Eugeniya has taught Russian at all levels in a wide range of institutions including secondary schools, London universities and various language centres and agencies. She enjoys teaching adults who need Russian for travelling, communicating with friends or who would like to learn about Russian history, politics and literature. Her passions are languages, literature, art, and travelling.
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.