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Winchester School of Art

WSA Short Course - Alt/Explorations in Art History

Art history is a fascinating reflection of the way in which culture and societies have developed throughout time. In this course, we will study a range of artists and art movements – including those that have been less discussed in history. This will enable students to gain skills of visual analysis and understanding of the ideas and motivation behind the art works.

We will study Surrealism including the female artists that generated their own style. We will look at 20th Century ground-breaking artists such as Frida Kahlo and see how Kahlo’s work continues to influence cultural developments and female representation in art. The accompanying practical sessions will enable students to gain practical insights into some of the working methodologies of the artists and art movements explored. Inspiration will be taken from the ideas and techniques we have discussed.

In your first session, the first hour will be spent discussing images as a group in a visual presentation. The second part of the evening will entail a practical session in which the ideas and techniques will be explored. This will enable students to gain a deeper understanding and acquire expertise in a range of media. Suitable for all levels as instruction will be given.


The Alt/Explorations in Art History short course runs every Thursday from 6.00pm-8.45pm, for ten weeks between 7th February and April 11th 2019. The complete list of dates are:

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All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with a WSA Short Course Certificate of Attendance detailing course contents, and study hours.

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