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If you’ve ever wanted to know the difference between Impressionism and Expressionism, Baroque and Rococo, Fauvism and Cubism or simply brush up on your knowledge, then this course is for you.

An introduction to key periods in western art history for those who wish to gain an insight into important developments and discoveries in the world of art. You will also have the opportunity to produce some practical work that relates to relevant topics to gain a better understanding of techniques and concepts. During the course you will have special access to MAC’s Visual Arts Exhibitions programme, with curator talks and group visits to local galleries.

What will you learn on this course?

Using a mix of tutor led talks, group discussion and practical demonstrations the tutor will support you in your learning about key periods in western art history, it’s technical discoveries and contextual ideologies. You will develop your understanding and theoretical knowledge of key art movements. 

You will have the opportunity to partake in some creative practical activities that relates to relevant topics. This may include short drawing, painting and collage exercises to enhance your understanding and you will be given one-to-one support as required. On completion of this course, you will have produced a detailed learning/visual journal containing notes, visual references and information with a selection of your own practical work.

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to beginners and improvers. It is suitable for people who have little or no knowledge or art history that wish to learn through research and practical exercises.

The course is accessible for people with disabilities who can participate in practical craft activities. A support worker or a carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.

Do you need to bring anything?

Please bring a hardback, ringbound A4 sketchbook.

Basic art materials will be provided but students will be expected to provide some of their own additional materials as the course progresses.

There will also be access to free Wi-Fi so students are welcome to bring their own tablet or laptop devices for research.

MAC can provide basic equipment to participants attending this course if needed, although attendees are encouraged to bring their own where possible to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Are there any additional costs?

Your sketchbook and any additional art materials are to be provided at your own expense.

Who teaches this course? Angela Maloney MA

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Dates & Times

    Art Appreciation (VA47 Spring)