Art Explored - Online Course - Community Learning - 10:00-12:00

Online Courses, Nottingham

Key details

Date -
Sessions Mondays: 10am - 12pm
No. sessions 4
Venue Online Courses, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 15
Cost FREE - £24

About this course

In this course we will explore the works of Botticelli; Rothko; Dürer; Da Vinci and many more. What made these artists and paintings so exceptional, that we still admire them today, and will continue to do so for many years?  What motivates people to pay millions of pounds to own the canvas?  Why are they so enduring?  What is the meaning behind certain famous works of art?  We will also consider how art is perceived today.  

Join me as we take you on a journey through time and introduce you to the some of the greatest painting throughout history that have shaped our current art world.

Through presentations, you will learn about significant stages in the history of art, exploring ideas and movements that have inspired artists greatest masterpieces, such as, Botticelli’s Primavera.

Only a relatively small percentage of paintings could be construed as timeless classics that have become familiar to the public—and not coincidentally produced by some of the most famous artists of all time. The question of what mix of talent, genius and circumstance leads to the creation of a masterpiece. Perhaps the simplest answer is that you know one when you see one, whether it's at one of London’s; Scotland’s or NYC's many museums or at institutions in other parts of the world. We, of course, have our opinion of what makes the grade and we present them here in our list of some of the best paintings of all time.  

You may wish to bring some paper and a pen to make notes.

As this course is online, a suitable device such as laptop, smart phone, tablet or computer will be required to access the course.  Zoom will be used for the live sessions and the link will be sent to you once your enrolment has been completed. 

Booking your place and fee information

If you are in receipt of certain benefits you will be offered the course for free, however if you have a financial barrier which may prevent you from enrolling on the course  please visit our webpage for further information

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

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