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. 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

  2. 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

  3. British art and national identity

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how historical and modern British art reflects and challenges our sense of who we are as a nation. Includes gallery visit.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  4. Friday lates: treasure at the British Museum

    Course Date: Fri 12 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Take a Friday evening to discover treasure troves in the British Museum, such as the Mildenhall Treasure and the Cuerdale Hoard, and find out about the societies in which these discoveries were produced. #arthistory #summerschool #britishmuseum #fridaylates #treasure.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  5. Asian art: cultural synergies in the Indian subcontinent

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the fascinating world of Indian and Islamic art and the cross-cultural links not only between neighbouring countries but also with the art of Europe. Includes a museum visit.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. British art and modernism

    British art: 1900 - 1950

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    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

  7. Art evolutions: Pop to post-internet art

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore art and culture in the late 20th century, focusing on the major developments and movements in art including Neo-Dada and Pop art, conceptual and performance, installation and Postmodernism, and their relationship to wider cultural contexts. This can be studied on its own or as a continuation of 'Modern art: 1900-1950'.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  8. London's hidden art and architecture

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Uncover a whole new side of London, from Roman times to the present day through a series of walks and visits to art galleries and historic sites.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  9. Art of the Northern Renaissance

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the art of the German Renaissance through the work of its most innovative artists, including Albrecht Dürer, Cranach and Grünewald.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Extended history of modern art in 50 works

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    This gallery-based course looks at some iconic examples of 20th century art, architecture, and design to trace a chronological history of modern art. Can be studied alone or as a sequel to 'The history of art in a 100 paintings'.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  11. In depth: late Renaissance

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the incredible progress of High and Late Renaissance art and ideas in Northern Italy and Western Europe. We look at key artists and their patrons; painting, sculpture and decorative arts. Includes gallery visits.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  12. Collecting contemporary art

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A high energy programme of directed and self-directed drawing projects, with rapid shifts in materials, scale, subject and focus. Strictly no discards - come ready to play, risk, invent and discuss! For those with some drawing experience.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  13. The art and culture of the Victorians

    The art and culture of the Victorians

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Discover the fascinating world of the Victorians and their legacy, exploring fine art, design, architecture, and literature through gallery visits.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  14. Art and madness. Image: The Scream by Munch

    Art and 'madness'

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What is the relationship between creativity and 'madness'? Is there a link or is this a romantic notion? Via Michelangelo, Goya, van Gogh, Munch and others, explore how ‘madness’ changes how we think about artists.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. Introduction to the Wallace Collection

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Each week, we'll explore a different aspect of the Wallace Collection looking at its fine and decorative art objects, including paintings, furniture, porcelain and even arms and armour. This course is gallery based. #wallacecollection #arthistory.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

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