Art history

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: Peggy Guggenheim and Jackson Pollock

    Course Date: Sun 24 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course explores the life and work of Jackson Pollock – whose career Peggy Guggenheim would launch with an exhibition in 1943, and whom she would later consider her greatest discovery. #arthistory #modernart #abstractexpressionism #jacksonpollock #weekendcourse.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  2. National Portrait Gallery

    Course Date: Mon 25 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Discover portraiture and the National Portrait Gallery’s collection. Different periods and styles are discussed each week in front of the portraits. Includes visits to the current temporary exhibitions. Please contact the department for the meeting place for this course after you have enrolled: 020 7492 2700 or 2703 or email [email protected]
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Humans, Animals and Machines in Modern and Contemporary art

    Course Date: Wed 27 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how a new image of human and animal intertwined with technology emerged in art from the avant-garde movements of the early twentieth century to the present.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. 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

  5. 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

  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

    Please note: once confirmed this course is excluded from the 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. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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