Welcome to The Course, London

Part-Time Art History Courses London

As someone who is interested in art history and the visual arts, you'll find our range of lectures and courses exciting, stimulating and enriching.

Perhaps you already have a history of art degree. Or you have previously taken courses elsewhere. Maybe you have never studied the visual arts before but you're passionate about a particular period, style or artist.

Whatever your background, you'll find our courses will challenge you to see the arts in new ways. Established in 1994, The Course programmes take a fresh and innovative approach and encourage lively debate and discussion.

They also cross over into literature, music and opera. Our groups are small, informal and friendly and of course you'll have the opportunity to socialise and exchange ideas with like-minded people who share your interest and enthusiasm for the visual arts.

BESPOKE VISITS
We arrange bespoke visits for academic bodies, specialist clubs and societies. If you prefer individual tuition, or a private guided museum visit or walk, we can also arrange this at your convenience anywhere, anytime.

LECTURE VENUE
All our lectures take place at The University Women's Club (near The Dorchester Hotel) (http://www.universitywomensclub.com).

The University Women's Club is situated at 2 Audley Square, London W1K 1DB which is at the south end of South Audley Street. There is a Car Park immediately next door to the Club and several others nearby in Park Lane.

The nearest underground stations are Green Park and Hyde Park Corner with access to the Victoria, Piccadilly and Jubilee lines. Buses stop in Park Lane outside the Dorchester and Hilton Hotels.

Our Lecturers

All our lectures are taught by well-known, well-qualified lecturers who use high quality teaching materials including slides, digital images, video and music.

Want to know more? Please see our lectures and courses. Or get in touch.

“How the two hours fly! Absolutely absorbing and brilliantly delivered – with so much wit and feeling”

“A most exhilarating experience to be guided along such a soul-searching journey by a lecturer possessing a great depth of knowledge. A big thank you”

“Very comprehensive. I enjoy seeing Art being used as a historical source.”

Lectures and Courses

The Magnificent Age: Art, Life and Baroque

Baroque Art in Italy, Spain and France
22 September 2015 – 21 June 2016

Europe of the Empires: The Arts of the 19th Century

18thC Age of Reason, Europe 1780-1850, 19thC Queen Victoria, Europe 1850-1914
23 September – 21 October 2015 and
13 January - 10 February 2016

The London Course: Exploring Growing Village Suburbs

Kensington, Paddington, Chelsea, Islington, Hampstead, London Underground
4 November – 9 December 2015 & 10 February - 16 March 2016

An Introduction to Opera

Monteverdi, Gluck, Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, 19th century French opera, Verdi, Wagner
14 January – 11 February 2016

The Silk Road Then and Now: Past and Present Culture

Han dynasty, Silk Road in Taklamakan and Gobi desert
18 February – 17 March 2016

How Homer Became Great Art: The Iliad

Epic poem, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Claude Lorrain, David, De Chirico, Flaxman, Fuseli, Giulio Romano, Il Padovanino, Il Pinturicchio, Ingres, Angelica Kauffman, Leighton, Moreau, Rubens, Tiepolo, Tischbein
20 April – 22 June 2016

The English Country House in English Literature

English Country Houses, English Literature, Jane Austen, Bronte Sisters, Dickens, Trollope, James, Galsworthy, Wodehouse, Waugh
21 September – 19 October 2016

Out of the Darkness

Symbolic, illuminating, mastery of light, stained glass, Constable, Rubens, Impressionism
22 September – 20 October 2016

The Iconography of Mythology and Symbolism in Art: Secrets of the Old Masters Revealed

Signs and symbols in paintings, Greek mythology, iconography
27 September – 6 December 2016

How London Became the Greatest City on Earth

Royal, Legal, Religious, Financial, Entertainment, Educational London
26 October 2016 – 8 February 2017

The Jazz Age

Jazz, Art Deco, Haute Couture, Cocteau, cocktails
27 October – 24 November 2016

The Arts of Christianity

Christian art, faith, saints, pilgrims
10 January – 14 March 2017

Ceramics – Masters and Makers

Ceramics, decorative arts, tin glaze, Meissen, Sevres, Wedgwood
12 January – 9 February 2017

Creation

Creation of the World through artists and writers
15 February – 28 June 2017

The History and Meaning of Portraiture

Portraits, changing faces, photography, likeness, character
25 April – 4 July 2017

The Art of South East Asia: from Ancient Civilisations to Contemporary Living Arts

Art and architecture of Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Java, Bali, Burma, Thailand
27 April – 25 May 2017

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From September 2016, The Course Card will cost £540.00 (for 10 sessions).

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