Type
7 courses
Art History

History - Early British History - Part 1 - Plantagenet Rule (1154-1485)

This course will examine the key reigns and events of the Plantagenet dynasty. England’s longest ruling dynasty reined from 1154 to 1485 and the course explores the central themes and developments from the Norman Invasion and the establishment of Plantagenet rule up to the death of Richard III in 1485. The central themes will be royal power, domestic affairs, reform, and conflict within Britain and abroad including the 100 Years’ War.

24/09/2024 - Tue (14:00-16:00) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 10 weeks - £196 - C03180-242501

History of Art - Discovering Impressionism

On this course we study the work of the Impressionists, a controversial group of men and women painting in and around Paris from the late 1860s and during the 1870s and explore how these artists re-thought their creative practice in response to modern life.

01/10/2024 - Tue (19:15-21:15) - Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton - 6 weeks - £122 - C03172-242501

History of Art - Discovering Textiles

03/06/2025 - Tue (19:15-21:15) - Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton - 6 weeks - £122 - C03174-242501

History of Art - Great Art in Focus

Gain insight into the lives and works of well-known artists in these lively, highly visual and interactive face-to-face classes. Join artist and art enthusiast, Robyn Pearce as she explores the influences, artwork and lives of these great artists.

11/09/2024 - Wed (16:30-18:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 12 weeks - £233 - C00411-242501
08/01/2025 - Wed (16:30-18:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 12 weeks - £233 - C00411-242502
23/04/2025 - Wed (16:30-18:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 12 weeks - £233 - C00411-242503

History of Art - Portrait Miniatures

Portrait miniatures are some of the most exquisite and beguiling likenesses ever produced. Their tiny scale and painstaking creation give them an intricacy, intimacy, and sense of intrigue. These often reflect the circumstances in which they were gifted to their new owners by the person commissioning them, and both the images and their wider contexts repay our close study on this course.

25/02/2025 - Tue (19:15-21:15) - Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton - 6 weeks - £122 - C03173-242501

History of Art - Women Artists

There were a significant number of highly talented female artists active in Europe (and, later, in America) during the 15th to 19th centuries, so why is their work not more famous? This art history course investigates and redresses this gender inequality. On this course we will examine a group of immensely talented painters who won enormous international acclaim in their day, and included founder members of the Royal Academy and hugely sought-after portrait painters. We will look at highly esteemed artists who worked at the major European royal courts, others who were some of the greatest...

07/11/2024 - Thu (17:00-19:00) - Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton - 6 weeks - £122 - C03111-242501
27/02/2025 - Thu (17:00-19:00) - Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton - 6 weeks - £122 - C03111-242502
05/06/2025 - Thu (17:00-19:00) - Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton - 6 weeks - £122 - C03111-242503

History of the USA

24/09/2024 - Tue (19:00-21:00) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 10 weeks - £196 - C03177-242501