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: Picasso

    Focus on: Picasso

    Course Date: Sat 4 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study Picasso’s key works, such as Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and Guernica, within the context of biography, social and political events, stylistic developments, artistic influences and movements including Primitivism and Cubism. #weekendcourse #arthistory #picasso.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  2. Focus on: the animal in 20th century art

    Course Date: Sun 5 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how artists have been representing animals from the avant-garde movements of the 20th century to the present. We focus on the shift in depicting animal-human relations throughout this period. #arthistory #weekendcourse.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  3. Women in art 1400-1800

    Course Date: Wed 8 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    There were a significant number of highly talented female artists active during the 15th to 18th centuries, so why is their work not more famous? This course investigates and redresses this gender inequality. #arthistory #womeninart #renaissance #baroque #RA #dutchgoldenage.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Late at Tate and National Gallery

    Course Date: Fri 10 May 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Enjoy the evening ambience while you explore and discuss key art works and compare and contrast collections at our most famous London galleries: Tate Modern and the National Gallery.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Change must come: art, politics and society

    Change must come: art, politics and society

    Course Date: Fri 10 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy an exploration of art history, drawing on specific politically and socially significant periods, artists and works. We will conclude with an engagement with contemporary art and politics.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  6. Study trip: art in Berlin

    Course Date: Fri 10 May 2019
    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: £429.00
    Senior fee: £429.00
    Concession: £429.00

  7. Introduction to the art of art history - part 2

    Course Date: Sat 11 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a variety of art movements, from Neo-Classicism to Abstract Expressionism through an introductory study of the writing of art theorists and commentators who have made a significant contribution to Art History as a discipline.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. Renaissance, Baroque and Palladian architecture in London

    Course Date: Sat 11 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From the beginnings of Renaissance architecture in Britain, through the Baroque to Palladianism - study key architects including Jones, Wren, Hawksmoor, and Burlington, looking at religious and secular buildings. Includes site visits. #arthistory #architecture #london.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Focus on: Velazquez

    Course Date: Sun 12 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate the work of the Spanish painter Diego Velázquez, including enigmatic paintings such as Las Meninas (1656), and learn about how his art relates to his political role as court painter to Philip IV. #arthistory #weekendcourse.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  10. Royal palaces, patrons, and art treasures - Isabelle d'Este

    Royal palaces, patrons and art treasures

    Course Date: Mon 13 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Megalomaniac monarchs and the artists they employed to create their ‘mega collections’? The history of art patronage is a long and fascinating one. Explore the paintings, porcelain, palaces and personalities that make up this history.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Foreigners in London: Renaissance to Baroque - Holbein

    Foreigners in London: Renaissance to Baroque

    Course Date: Thu 16 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Trace the importance of foreigners to the British art scene from the Tudor period to the Baroque. How did artists like Holbein, Dobson, van Somer and van Dyck influence the British School? #arthistory #britishart.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. Focus on: Lucian Freud - paint as flesh

    Course Date: Sun 19 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Lucian Freud was a key figure in British Art for nearly seventy years. Uncompromising, ferociously unsentimental with a “cruel” gaze – a realist or painter of the truth? Explore Freud’s fascinating career through his paintings, etchings and drawings. #arthistory #weekendcourse #lucianfreud #britishart #francisbacon.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  13. Italian Renaissance drawing: design, form and function

    Italian Renaissance drawing: design, form and function

    Course Date: Mon 20 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Behind every great Renaissance painting is an equally astounding, some would say greater, Renaissance drawing. Indeed artists were judged firstly not by the quality of their paintings but by their grasp of, and skill in, drawing. Discover more about why and how great Renaissance works were created.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  14. Symbols and stories: saints in art

    Course Date: Mon 3 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Saints are represented in in masterpieces of Christian art from 1200 to the present – learn how to recognise them, decode their meanings and iconography and enhance your understanding of this aspect of art history.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  15. Islamic art in medieval north and west Africa

    Course Date: Tue 4 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course examines the unique flavour of Islamic visual culture as it spread accross north Africa and into the Sahel, meeting the great empires of medieval west Africa. The course will include one off-site visit to the Africa galleries at the British Museum. #islamicart #africanart.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

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