Part time course
January starting dates are now full. Please keep an eye on this page for April dates which will soon be announced
This course will offer students the opportunity to become acquainted with the issues surrounding art history through a lively programme of lectures, seminars and studio-based activities. Students of all experience levels are welcome to join this class. This course does not lead to a formal qualification
What will I learn?
Students will learn about significant artists and art movements from all over the world and from a wide variety of different historical periods. Emphasis will also be made on linking contemporary and traditional art forms. It is expected that the class will be made up of students with mixed levels of knowledge and prior experience. Students who are new to Art History will build a good, general art historical vocabulary and learn about basic style recognition and central issues of importance to this subject. Intermediate/ Advanced students will build upon students existing knowledge and focus on (amongst other things) close image analysis, art historical methodologies and gallery culture
How will the course be delivered?
The course will be delivered through a variety of classroom activities, including illustrated lectures, seminar discussions, worksheets and paired activities. There is no expectation for formal essays. Note-taking in class and preparation for some sessions (e.g. reading activities) is expected
Do I need any experience?
No prior experience is needed, just an enthusiasm for Art History!
What do I need to bring to my first class?
A pen and notebook
About my Tutor
Dr Jo Kear has taught Art History for 16 years at a variety of educational establishments including the University of Bristol where she completed her PhD in 2000. She is Head of HE Curriculum and Standards at SGS College and has maintained her specialist Art History teaching across a range of courses. Jo is known for teaching Art History with enormous enthusiasm through lively lectures, seminars and discussion-based activities. Jo's students enjoy learning about themes within Art History uniting artists from across the world and different time periods whilst also exploring, in-depth, the work of individual artists and art movements.