Looking at Art

Barber Institute
Thursday 25th September (13:00) - Thursday 4th December 2014 (15:00)
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Bookings to be made via Wolverhampton Adult Education Service at Old Hall Street, Wolverhampton WV1 3AU. 01902 558180.

Enrollment forms will be available to pick up at any four galleries from September 2014.


Thursdays, 1- 3pm. Runs 25 September - 4 December (no session 30 October)

This course is a 10 week series of talks, discussion and personal learning looking at art across four Black Country and Birmingham art galleries, in partnership with Wolverhampton Adult Education Service.

The series starts by looking at the story of art from the Renaissance to the 20th century at the Barber Institute. Here, we will be asking 'how do you talk about art you like or don't like?'. Moving to The New Art Gallery, Walsall, we will look specifically at early 20th century art, Jacob Epstein and the influence of non-European cultures. At Wolverhampton Art Gallery the focus will be on Pop Art and how we define art, as well as Black Art, the art of 'The Troubles' and gender, where you'll learn how to talk about difficult subjects. The later sessions will be at Ikon Gallery, exploring contemporary art today, through Ikon's international exhibitions programme that includes work by Imran Qureshi from Pakistan.


This beginner's course is suitable for adult learners of all ages with no previous art knowledge.


£55 for the 10 week course.


Learners in receipt of certain benefits may qualify for a concessionary rate - please contact Wolverhampton Adult Education Service for more information.