Art Appreciation - Looking at Pictures (HE09N33C)


Where Sixth Form Centre, Heathfield Community College, Cade St. Old Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 8RJ.
When Thursday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm from 27th January 2022 until 10th March 2022 for 6 weeks.

No class 17th February (Half Term)
Cost The full fee is £82.00. The concessionary fee is £43.00.

Course overview

Have you ever visited an art gallery or exhibition and wished you understood more about the works of art on display?
This course takes a close look at a selection of iconic paintings by some of Western Art's most famous painters. The course is designed for those who know a little bit about art, but want to find out more.
In addition to looking at a selection of famous paintings and their artists, you will gain an overview of art history and an understanding of the context in which the six masterpieces were created.
Using a single painting as a starting point, each week you will build up an overview of leading art movements and develop an understanding of different styles and techniques.
By the end of the course you will have developed enough knowledge and insight to make future trips to art galleries and exhibitions rewarding and enjoyable.

What you already need to know

For those with little or no previous knowledge

What you will learn

In this course we will be taking a close look at the following selection of paintings and artists:

How you will learn it

A fun, informative class that uses a mix of presentations, discussion, handouts and audio-visuals to bring artwork to life. You will have plenty of opportunity to join in discussions, ask questions and interact with the tutor and other group members.

Bring to the first session

Notebook and pen.

Extra study or practice

Many of the pictures and artists that we will be looking at are on display in collections in London and you may wish to go and view them with fresh eyes once you have completed the course.

How to enrol

You can enrol by phoning ACRES' House on 01825 761820 on Monday to Friday between 9:30 am and 4 pm. Alternatively, to register your interest in a course please email with the course title and your contact details and a member of the team will call you back to enrol you on your chosen course.

Previous students say

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'Tutor very knowledgeable and encouraging'
'Excellent multimedia presentation, lots of handouts and good use of resources'
'Extremely informative with excellent handouts'
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'Interested and interesting!'

Additional Course Information

Fees and payment options see the Financial Support page. For other course related information, link to the Policies & Procedures page on our website or contact the ACRES office.

Concessionary/reduced fees are available to students in receipt of certain means-tested benefits on some courses.

Course fees over £133 can be paid in one single payment at enrolment or in instalments by Standing Order where applicable.

Specific Covid Considerations:

In the event of restrictions being reintroduced and if the class is remaining in the venue, you will be informed of further safety measures. If the lessons cannot take place because the tutor has to isolate or in the event of government-imposed restrictions or lockdowns, every effort will be made to reschedule the missed classes. If it is not possible to continue the course in the venue it will be continued online. If this is not possible we will refund the outstanding lessons.

To ensure Safe Practice during practical sessions:

You must not attend the class if you show signs or symptoms of Covid-19, are awaiting results of a PCR Covid test, have been in close contact with a Covid-19 patient within 14 days or anyone who has been advised to self isolate for any reason. Please inform the ACRES' office, who will advise the tutor.

All tutors, students and visitors are encouraged to participate in rapid lateral flow testing in the interest of everybody's safety, however, this is not a mandatory requirement. Test kits are readily available locally or from the gov website.

Next steps within this subject with ACRES

"Looking at Pictures" will continue in the summer term looking at different works of art.

Future steps beyond ACRES

Find out about other courses with the National Careers Service for opportunities to extend your skills and knowledge.

Further information

Your tutor will be happy to share information about their future courses with you.
For details on all courses, see the ACRES website and digital brochure.

Tel 01825 761820