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.