Art History Courses in London

Are you interested in art history and how to interpret art? Then why not browse our range of art history courses and choose from introductory courses, or explore further into practices, debates and discover the work of some of the greatest artists of all time. Daytime, evening and weekend classes are available at our main learning centre in London's cultural heart - Covent Garden.

Contact us to find out more about art history - call 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm or email [email protected].

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  1. Niki de Saint Phalle,"Nanas"in the Leibnizufer, Hanover, Germany - part of Hanover's sculpture walk - Wikimedia Commons

    Women in modern and contemporary art

    Course Date: Thu 24 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the work of prominent modern and contemporary women artists from the early twentieth century to the present. The course is organised thematically covering the political and social transformations reflected in the artworks.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  2. Focus on: Albrecht Dürer

    Focus on: Albrecht Dürer

    Course Date: Sun 27 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the life, works, and legacy of one of the most innovative German artists of his time: Albrecht Dürer. See how he assimilated the art of Venice into his style and exploited the possibilities of print. #onedaycourse.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  3. Introduction to Tate Modern

    Course Date: Thu 31 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore different aspects of the permanent collection of Tate Modern by looking at the work of modern to contemporary artists in painting, video, sculpture and mixed media installations. This course is gallery based.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Anthony van Dyck, Equestrian portrait of Charles I, 1637-38,National Gallery - via Wikimedia Commons

    Worldly goods: art and power in the age of kings

    Course Date: Fri 1 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Join our Friday Lates in London museums and galleries to explore the motivations of the great, the ruled and the rulers in this 8-session course. Max 16 places. #arthistory #fridaylates #britishmuseum #nationalgallery.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  5. Friday Lates: the Bauhaus in London

    Course Date: Fri 15 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Staatliches Bauhaus opened its doors in Weimar, Germany in 1919. Fourteen years later it was shut down by the Nazis. Celebrate 100 years of Modernism in architecture and design and discover how Bauhaus style spread to London. Tutor: Julie Barlow. #arthistory #fridaylates #eveningevent #bauhaus.

    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  6. Focus on: Mughal court fashion in the 16th and 17th centuries

    Course Date: Sun 17 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study the distinctive sartorial identity of court attire under the early Mughal emperors of India, and its development from a fusion of Central Asian, Iranian and Indian traditions in textiles and dress. #arthistory #weekendcourse #Mughal #MughalEmperors #courtfashion #Safaviddress.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. In depth: German art and the Weimar Republic 1918-1933

    Course Date: Wed 20 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Focusing on the vibrant culture of the Weimar Republic, this course considers the variety of German artistic movements which emerged between the two world wars.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  8. Focus on: Peggy Guggenheim and Jackson Pollock

    Course Date: Sun 24 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course explores the life and work of Jackson Pollock – whose career Peggy Guggenheim would launch with an exhibition in 1943, and whom she would later consider her greatest discovery. #arthistory #modernart #abstractexpressionism #jacksonpollock #weekendcourse.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  9. Humans, animals and machines in modern and contemporary art

    Course Date: Wed 27 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how a new image of human and animal intertwined with technology emerged in art from the avant-garde movements of the early twentieth century to the present.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Contemporary art concepts

    Course Date: Thu 28 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered what's going on in the mind of contemporary artists? This course explores the ideas and historical background behind some of today’s most intriguing works, from Conceptualism and Video to Body Art and Installation. Includes a gallery visit.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. A grand day out: Ashmoleon Museum, Oxford. Photo: Remi Mathis

    A grand day out: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

    Course Date: Fri 1 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    This course provides an introduction to the wide range of artworks within the collection at the Ashmoleon Museum in Oxford.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  12. Art and science

    Course Date: Fri 1 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From Leonardo to Sigmund Freud we will uncover creative and aesthetic similarities in the disciplines of Art and Science, and see how their collaborations show us the links between innovation and imagination.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. Friday Lates: Female Surrealists in London

    Course Date: Fri 1 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From the occult to the abstract, explore the art London-based, female surrealists and their unique contributions to one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century. Tutor: Sarah Jaffray. #arthistory #fridaylates #eveningevent #surrealism.

    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  14. London's smaller art collections

    Course Date: Fri 1 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Discover some of London’s fascinating smaller art collections and hidden art treasures on this gallery-based course.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  15. Focus on: the art of Siena

    Course Date: Sun 3 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The golden panels of the Sienese masters are immediately identifiable but why was their work so different? Today we explore the art of Siena, its world, its symbolism and how it was made.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  16. Discovering the art and architecture of London's churches

    Course Date: Thu 7 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    London has many fascinating churches to explore. See them on a series of guided visits and discover beautiful stained glass, surprising interiors and architecturally important structures by notable architects.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  17. Focus on: van Gogh

    Focus on: Van Gogh

    Course Date: Sun 10 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Famously unsuccessful in his own lifetime, Vincent van Gogh developed his unique style be engaging with his contemporaries, old masters and Japanese art. Discover van Gogh’s influences and legacy in this one-day course. #arthistory #weekendcourse #vangogh #vangoghinlondon #postimpresionism.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  18. Inspirational women at the National Portrait Gallery

    Course Date: Thu 14 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the NPG collection from the perspective of some of the most outstanding women of the past 500 years: their lives and their achievements as artists, writers, monarchs, scientists, lawyers. Tutor: Julie Barlow. #arthistory #gallerytour #NPG #womeninart.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  19. The Dutch and Flemish Golden Age

    Course Date: Fri 15 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From the grandeur of Rubens to the soul-searching of Rembrandt, we explore the many masters of one of the most influential eras of artistic production, in a region of tremendous diversity and innovation.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  20. Focus on: Leonardo da Vinci

    Course Date: Sun 17 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Artist, scientist, and ‘Renaissance Man’ Leonardo da Vinci is considered one of the greatest minds in history. We look at his inspirations, his theories and some of his major works. #arthistory #onedaycourse #leonardodavinci #renaissance.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  21. Friday Lates: Art and the Blitz

    Course Date: Fri 22 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Delve into the creative humanity of artists working during the Blitz; from Henry Moore and Lee Miller to the dozens of government-employed ‘war-artists’, we explore the insight of artistic expression in war. Tutor: Sarah Jaffray. #arthistory #fridaylates #warandart.

    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  22. Focus on: Michelangelo

    Course Date: Sun 24 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Artist, architect, and poet, the Florentine sculptor Michelangelo changed the face of Rome in the early 16th century becoming art’s first ‘superstar’. We look at his patrons, his sources and some of his major works. #arthistory #weekendcourse #renaissance #michelangelo.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  23. Art history taster

    Course Date: Tue 26 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered what art history is but don’t want to commit to a whole course? Try this taster session!
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  24. Focus on: the art of the poster - print, pop and propaganda

    Course Date: Sun 31 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the colourful and eye-catching art of the poster, from the elegance of La Belle Époque Paris to the revolutionary drama of Avant-Garde Leningrad; from the protesters of Atelier Populaire to glamour of Pop Art. #arthistory #weekendcourse #posterart #posterdesign.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  25. Focus on: art and maps

    Course Date: Sun 7 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Twentieth-century artists have used maps to ask questions and examine their place in the world. Explore how maps have become a critical artistic tool from Surrealism to contemporary New Media practice. #arthistory #weekendcourse.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

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