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. Friday lates: designs of India at the V&A

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the treasures of the V&A Nehru Gallery and its painting and the decorative arts from India between the 16th and 19th centuries. #arthistory #V&A #lates #indianart.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  2. Think like an artist: in 19th century Britain

    Course Date: Sat 20 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the artistic world of 19th century Britain from the perspective of the artist. How did an artist train? What did it take to be successful? What new demands and challenges did leading artists face? Includes gallery visit. #arthistory #onedaycourse #JMWturner #PreRaphaelite.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  3. Think like an artist: in 16th century Venice

    Course Date: Sun 21 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Find out how the art of the mercantile republic of 16th century Venice reflects its unique location, trade routes and society. #arthistory #bellini #titian #veronese #tintoretto #venice.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  4. Movements in art: Impressionism

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study the work of a controversial group of painters working in and around Paris from the late 1860s and 1870s and explore how these artists re-thought their creative practice in response to modern life. #arthistory #onedaycourse #impressionism.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  5. Movements in art: Post-Impressionism

    Course Date: Tue 23 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Seurat are all called Post-Impressionists, yet each had different styles and preoccupations. Explore their work and lives and learn why they left such a valuable legacy. #arthistory #onedaycourse #postimpressionism.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  6. Movements in art: Cubism and Futurism

    Course Date: Wed 24 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Cubism and Futurism are pivotal movements in the history of modern art – encapsulating all the promise and peril of the 20th century’s devastating birth, and even helping rewrite perceptions of space and time. #arthistory #summerschool #cubism #fururism #picasso #braque.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Movements in art: Suprematism and Constructivism

    Course Date: Thu 25 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Striving for an urgent, revolutionary and total transformation of art and life, artists and designers of the Constructivist and Suprematist avant-gardes aimed to build a whole new world, from its aesthetic foundations upwards. #arthistory #summerschool #Constructivism #Suprematism #Malevich.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  8. Friday lates: Islamic art at the V&A

    Course Date: Fri 26 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Spend a summer’s evening finding out about art outside Europe, in particular the V&A’s fascinating and extensive collection of Islamic art objects. #fridaylates #V&A #islamicart.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  9. Movements in art: Pop and Minimalism

    Course Date: Sat 27 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From Andy Warhol to Sol Lewitt explore Pop Art and Minimalism to understand how these rival movements revolutionised the way we see and experience art. #arthistory #onedaycourse #pop #popart #minimalism.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  10. Symbols and stories: introducing saints in art

    Course Date: Wed 31 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Saints are widely represented in painting and sculpture. We explore their meanings and symbols in masterpieces of Christian art to better understand and interpret this intriguing aspect of Western art history. Includes gallery visit. #arthistory #shortcourse #saints #iconography.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Study trip: Venice Biennale and Venetian Renaissance

    Course Date: Fri 11 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the glorious art of Venice’s Renaissance and see the city come alive with contemporary artworks during Venice’s exciting Biennale. This three-day visit is led by an expert art historian. Max places: 12. #arthistory #venice #biennale #arttours #arthistoryabroad

    Please note: this course is excluded from the normal refund and transfer policy.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £499.00
    Concession: £499.00

  12. Study trip: Naples and Caravaggio

    Course Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Join us to explore Naples, Italy’s most vibrant city. This three-day tour with an expert art historian will reveal another dimension to Caravaggio’s practice, showing you some stunning baroque artworks and architecture. Maximum 12 places. #arthistory #naples #caravaggio #arthistoryabroard #arttours

    Please note: This course is now confirmed and is excluded from our normal refund and transfer policy.
    Full fee: £449.00
    Senior fee: £449.00
    Concession: £449.00

  13. Study trip: glories of the Florentine Renaissance

    Study trip: glories of the Florentine Renaissance

    Course Date: Fri 6 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £449.00
    Senior fee: £449.00
    Concession: £449.00

  14. Study trip: art in Berlin

    Study trip: art in Berlin

    Course Date: Fri 15 May 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Discover one of Europe’s most vibrant cities for art (and architecture) in this guided study tour for independent travellers. Max places:12. #arthistoryabroad #berlin #arttours



    Please note: This course is now confirmed and is excluded from our normal refund and transfer policy.
    Full fee: £449.00
    Senior fee: £449.00
    Concession: £449.00

  15. Art history taster

    Course Date: Tue 26 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered what art history is but don’t want to commit to a whole course? Try this taster session!
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

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