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Art History and Appreciation: Art and Madness

Course Code:PL1478A

Spaces:10 spaces left

A course that will be a mixture of both theory and practical activities, designed to take you on a wonderful journey of discovery through the history of art.

What the course is about

Since the Renaissance there has been a strong tradition of art and artworks being linked to extremes of passion, religious fervour and eccentricity. Some artists feared this ‘madness of the soul’ whilst others embraced its creative power and created influential and memorising works of art.

Workshop topics may include:

  • Religion, possession and the ‘Healing of the madman’
  • Drink, drugs and the Romantics
  • Vincent van Gogh & Edvard Munch - masters of madness
  • Art Brut and outsider art of the twentieth century

As well as learning about the art and artists of historical art periods you will learn practical painting techniques that were used to create the cultural masterpieces we know today.

All our courses are made up of elements of speaking & listening, reading and writing, and you will work using these elements throughout the course.

Some of the skills you gain on this course could help increase your opportunities for employment or working within the community. Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people.

Practice at home and completion of homework is advisable to enhance your learning experience.

This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course.

Pre-course information session or interview

There are no Pre-course admission sessions or interviews in order to enrol on this course.

Please ensure you have read and understood our STEPS guidance in order to accurately enrol upon the correct level course for you.

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

Your tutor will work with you to develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) which will help you review your progress towards achieving your goals during the course.

There is no qualification or examination attached to this course.

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

For this course you will not need to have any experience, or you will have a very basic knowledge of the subject.

Materials and costs

You will need a notebook, pen and A4 folder.

During the first session your tutor may discuss additional materials to bring if possible.

Next Step

Other courses at the next levels may be offered by Skills & Learning or other local providers.

Additional information

English, maths and computing skills: all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.

Refunds: please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website www.skillsandlearningace.com/terms-and-conditions or in our brochure.

Attendance: before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible.

Places on courses: some of our courses will be in high demand and if you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from the taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner and you will not be eligible to a refund it its outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.

Fully funded learners: if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.

Home study: you may be required to do some study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.

Qualification Levels: there is further information about qualification levels on our website. Some courses will have learners of different levels being taught in the same class with differentiated learning materials and activities appropriate to the qualification level.

Proof of identity: please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.

Off-site activities: with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.

Parking at Centres: parking at centres may be limited, please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website  mso-border-alt:none windowtext 0cm;padding:0cm">https://www.skillslearningace.com/our-centres/.

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Course Details

Start Date28 April 2022

LocationOnline

DayThursday

Time10:00 - 12:00

Duration10 weeks

SubjectArts and Crafts

 

Fees and concessions

The total charge for this course is £130. Concessions £65.

 

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