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Introduction To Art History - From Medieval to Modern

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  • Event times:
    • Start : 7.00pm
  • Venue : Meeting Room
16th May
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6 Week Course  

Thursday 16th May - Thursday 4th July

7.00pm - 9.00pm - 2 hours

£75.00 for the course


This 6 week course is an introduction to the main themes and styles, periods, artists and movements in Art History.


Covering an extensive timeline from Medieval to contemporary art, we will be looking at particular examples of architecture, sculpture, painting, photography/film and installation art to discuss form and function, social/historical and political contexts and the artists themselves.


The first part of the session will consist of a short talk by me, on selected periods/themes in Art History followed by a group discussion. By the end of the course you will have a good overview of the major periods and art movements in Art History and some insights into notable art and architecture created by artists/sculptors/architects throughout history to the present day!


Week 1

Medieval Art in Europe

Week 2

The Renaissance in Europe

Week 3

Post Renaissance to 18th Century

Week 4

18th/19th Century - Romanticism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism

Week 5

20th Century Art - Modernism and Postmodernism

Week 6

Late 20th Century to Contemporary Art


Please note there is no class during half term week on the 30th May and there is no class on 13th June.

Tutor: Steve Roberts - Biography

I graduated with a BA Hons in History of Art, Architecture and Design (2:1) in 1997, I have a PGCE (FE) with Keele University (1999), and gained a Masters Degree in Media and Cultural Studies with The Open University in 2009.

I taught History of Art and Contextual Studies between 2001 and 2004 at Leeds College of Art and Design and York College (including teaching undergraduate modules and dissertation supervision) and delivered an undergraduate Film Studies module at the University Gloucester University. I also taught Film, Media and Contextual Studies at  Joseph Chamberlain and Birmingham Metropolitan Colleges in Birmingham between 2004 and 2013.

I now work as a Curriculum Coordinator for an adult education organisation in Devon, overseeing Creative Arts and Digital Skills provision for adults across the county. 

I have a broad knowledge and understanding of art historical periods , movements, artists and theory and also in film and media history and theory.  I like to mix these together and throw in some popular culture/music history/literature for good measure!

Please note there is a booking fee, per transaction - £1 online or by telephone, 50p in person at the Box Office

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