Art history

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. The influence of Japan on Western art in the 19th century

    Course Date: Fri 27 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how 19th century European artists from the Impressionists to Art Nouveau were freed from the conventions of their cultural and artistic restraints by the motifs and philosophy of Japanese art.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Focus on: Picasso

    Course Date: Sat 28 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study Picasso’s key works, such as Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and Guernica, within the context of biography, social and political events, stylistic developments, artistic influences and movements including Primitivism and Cubism.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  3. Focus on: Lucian Freud - paint as flesh

    Course Date: Sun 29 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Lucian Freud was a key figure in British Art for nearly seventy years. Uncompromising, ferociously unsentimental with a “cruel” gaze – a realist or painter of the truth? Explore Freud’s fascinating career through his paintings, etchings and drawings. #arthistory #weekendcourse #lucianfreud #britishart #francisbacon.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  4. British art: 1900-1950

    Course Date: Tue 1 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the art of British modern artists and their relationship to the art of continental Europe between 1900-50. Who led developments and why did it take so long for them to gain recognition? Includes a gallery visit.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  5. National Gallery

    Course Date: Thu 3 May 2018
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Discuss a differently themed group of paintings each week in front of the pictures. An opportunity to understand our national collection in greater depth. Stools will be provided if you need them.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  6. The Templars, Temple Church and St. Bartholomews

    Course Date: Fri 11 May 2018
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Discover the foundation, architecture, and history of Temple Church and infamous military order, the Order of the Knights Templar. Then visit The Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great - London's oldest surviving church.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

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