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. Making illuminated manuscripts in the Islamic world

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A practical and theoretical course tracing the development of layout and decoration in sacred and secular illuminated manuscripts in the Islamic world. You will get to practice some of what you have learnt! #arthistory #shortcourse #islamicart #illuminatedmanuscripts.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  2. Friday lates: Romans at the British Museum

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Check out silverware, glass and jewellery from Roman Britain at the British Museum and see how Roman designs and motifs were used and copied in medieval art. #arthistory #summerschool #romanbritain #britishmuseum #fridaylates.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  3. An introduction to contemporary art concepts

    Course Date: Sat 13 Jul 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 gallery visit. #shortcourse #contemporaryart # bodyart #conceptual art.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Introduction to the art of collecting

    Course Date: Sun 14 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Everything you wanted to know about collecting contemporary art, but were afraid to ask: How and where to buy art in today’s marketplace. Know your lithographs from your etchings, auctions from online and commission from conservation.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  5. Demystifying art at Tate Modern

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Get an overview of Tate Modern with this straightforward and lively insight into the gallery’s current displays and the role of the gallery in the contemporary art world. #arthistory #summerschool #tatemodern.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  6. London's smaller galleries: Apsley House

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    An introduction to the Duke of Wellington's incredible art collection at Apsley House.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  7. Think like an artist: in early Mughal India

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking at the formation of the Mughal school of painting in India under the patronage of early rulers of the dynasty focusing on key artists in the royal ateliers. #summerschool #arthistory #mughalart #illuminatedmanuscripts.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  8. Decoding dress: clothing and culture at the V&A

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the V&A’s rich collection of garments, artworks and objects, and forge connections between them. Learn what such clothing felt like to wear, and how difficult it is to display, through discussion drawn from contemporary accounts, diaries and letters. #arthistory #onedaycourse #costume #fashion.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  9. Art walks: printmaking in 18th century London

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the bustling intellectual, political and artistic culture of 18th century London by walking in the steps of its most celebrated printmakers: William Hogarth, Thomas Rowlandson and Isaac Cruikshank. #londonwalks #hogarth #london #arthistory #walk #printmaking #printmakers.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  10. Contemporary art in London summer exhibitions

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore and discuss some of London's newest and most exciting summer art exhibitions, at cutting edge venues across the capital. #arthistory #contemporaryart.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  11. From the Grand Tour to the Great Exhibition - at the V&A  

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore how generations of 'Grand Tourists' were inspired by their travels, and transformed architecture and design in Britain on their return. #arthistory #vanda.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  12. London artists and their locals: the capital’s historic pubs

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Forget galleries or museums, surely the capital’s greatest institution is the traditional London pub! Explore quirky histories and wonderful architecture via some of London’s finest pubs, and the artists who drank there. #arthistory #walkingtour #pub #pubart #pubdesign #londonartists.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  13. Think like an artist: in 17th century Britain

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the artistic world of 17th century Britain from the perspective of the artist. How did an artist train? What did it take to be successful? What demands and challenges did leading artists face? Includes gallery visit. #onedaycourse #arthistory #vandyck #rubens #peterlely #williamdobson.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  14. Think like an artist: in 18th century Britain

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the artistic world of 18th century Britain from the perspective of the artist. How did an artist train? What did it take to be successful? What demands and challenges did leading artists face? Includes gallery visit. #onedaycourse #arthistory #gainsborough #hogarth #reynolds.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  15. Friday lates: Tate Modern

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Join us for a ‘summer late’ session at the Tate Modern and explore a number of important works from the permanent collection. Discover, discuss and enjoy the evening ambience at the newly extended Tate Modern. #arthistory #fridaylates #tatemodern.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

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