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. Women in art: politics of embodiment

    Course Date: Wed 5 Jun 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. We focus on the representation of body and body-related practices within their respective political and social contexts.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. A grand day out: Winchester Cathedral

    Course Date: Sat 8 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Discover the treasures of Winchester Cathedral, one of the most magnificent churches in the country and one of the largest cathedrals in Europe on a day trip to Winchester. Transport costs not included.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  3. Focus on: iconography

    Focus on: iconography

    Course Date: Sun 9 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered whether there’s a hidden meaning behind paintings? Discover why there are signs and symbols in paintings and how to find and interpret their meanings in medieval and Renaissance art. Tutor: Leslie Primo. #onedaycourse.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  4. Focus on: Hogarth

    Course Date: Sun 16 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the life and work of William Hogarth. Best known for his print engravings and his bawdy depictions of 18th century London, we explore these and other aspects of his work and the society that inspired it. #arthistory #hogarth #weekendcourse.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  5. Women in art 1800-1900

    Course Date: Wed 19 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    During the 19th century female painters and sculptors gained greater prominence, although a career in art was still challenging for women artists. In this course we examine their work and how such progress was achieved. #arthistory #womeninart #impressionism #preraphaelites.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Victorian architecture in London: a clash of old and new

    Course Date: Sat 22 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Eclecticism defines 19th-century architecture. This course will look at key styles including neo-classical, gothic revival, early modernism and those rooted in design reforms, such as the arts and crafts movement. Tutor: Rachel Sanders.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Focus on: Irish art

    Course Date: Sun 23 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ireland has a rich history of visual art, from the Book of Kells and the grandeur of its Georgian architecture to modern and contemporary artists such as Jack Yeats and Francis Bacon. #irishart #arthistory #weekend #weekendcourse.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  8. Shock of the New: post-modern architecture in London

    Course Date: Sat 29 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    London’s recent building boom has foregrounded discussions about architectural style, but postmodernism has been practiced in the capital for more than forty years. This course will look at the style’s variety through key examples.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  9. Pioneering women at the National Portrait Gallery  

    Course Date: Wed 3 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Meet some of history's most inspiring women, not only well-known pioneers but also women over the past five hundred years whose stories have been forgotten. Discover and celebrate their achievements. #arthistory #npg.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  10. Summer lates: Wellcome Collection

    Course Date: Thu 4 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    From ancient Roman sculpture to a portrait by Vincent van Gogh explore the connections of art, medicine and what it means to be human in the galleries of Wellcome Collection. #arthistory #summerschool #wellcomecollection #thursdaylates.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  11. Art and literature

    Course Date: Sat 6 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Themes from Shakespeare, Dante, Ovid’s Metamorphoses and fairytales have inspired some of the greatest artworks and artists from Titian, Rodin, Millais and Picasso to contemporary artists like Paula Rego. Includes gallery visit. #arthistory #shortcourse #art #literature.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Medieval to Renaissance - at the V&A

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Find out how luxury and religious objects from the middle ages and Renaissance reflect the culture and values of the societies that made them. #arthistory #vanda #renaissance.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  13. Collectors and curiosities - at the V&A

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    From cabinets of curiosities to the modern museum, we'll explore what drives the great collectors of the past and today. #arthistory #vanda #historyofcollecting.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  14. Decoding dress: National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery  

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the meanings that cloth and clothing can convey through close consideration of famous paintings (and sitters). Artists from Duccio to Degas have used dress to tell stories, convey character, and help us to tell citizens from kings. #citylit #summerschool #nationalgallery #npg #portraits #costumehistory #historyofdress.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  15. Art walks: stained glass in the city

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Discover stained glass in historic churches in walks and talks based on London's rich architectural heritage. Tutor: Alexandra Epps. #arthistory #stainedglass #citywalk #london #walkingtour.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

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