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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  8. Study trip: glories of the Florentine Renaissance

    Study trip: glories of the Florentine Renaissance

    Course Date: Fri 8 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Join us to explore Florence, one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. This three-day tour is an opportunity to see some of the most famous Renaissance paintings, sculptures and buildings in context, with an expert art historian. Maximum 12 places. #arthistoryabroad #florence #renaissance #arttours#arthistory #naples #caravaggio #arthistoryabroard #arttours

    Please note: This course is now confirmed and is excluded from our normal refund and transfer policy.
    Full fee: £429.00
    Senior fee: £429.00
    Concession: £429.00

  9. 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

  10. Inspirational women at the National Portrait Gallery

    Course Date: Thu 14 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Focus on: David Hockney

    Course Date: Sat 30 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In 2011 David Hockney was voted most influential British artist of all time in a poll of over 1000 artists. Explore how Hockney’s career as painter, photographer and writer has evolved over six decades. #arthistory #weekendcourse #davidhockney.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

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