What opportunities will this course give me?

Learners can continue to enrol on future terms to gain more knowledge, or progress to other creative art courses. The college offers a wide range of leisure courses - please browse the website for details.

What will I be learning?

This course involves exploring the theory and practice of art, craft and design in different cultures and periods of time. The course is suitable for adults wishing to gain the basic beginners knowledge of the periods and movements within fine art and design to enable them to fully understand the subject in great detail, and develop their own point of view and interest.

As a non-accredited course there is no assessment - a college certificate will be awarded on request.

Why is this course for me?

You will learn by looking at, discussing and analysing selected works within their original context, studying theories and exploring materials and methods of working.

The first term will involve looking at work from the 19th and 20th centuries. Each week we will look at a different artist and movement in art, working through in chronological order. The course will include art from around the world.

Some of the artists that will be included are:

Utagawa Hiroshige and Japanese Woodblock Print
William Blake and Romanticism
Edgar Degar and the Impressionists
Barbara Hepworth and The St. Ives School
George Jarawanga and Aboriginal Art
Bridget Riley and OpArt

The content of subsequent terms will be discussed and agreed with the group during the first term.

What do I need to sign up?

There are no entry requirements in respect of this course. All learners welcome.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Please bring a pen and paper/notebook to the course.

Students are responsible for the purchase of materials relevant to the course.

Additional costs could include the cost of visiting museums and galleries.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
H248B Hilldene Community Centre 24/1/2020 Fri 13:00 – 14:30 8 £95.00 £95.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.