Courses – The Arts


Laura Leuzzi

Week 1, 15th April 2021 : Expressionisms and Abstract Art

  • Early century context: Munch, Schiele, Kokoschka
  • Art Nouveau in Europe: examples from Paris, Vienna, Barcelona and Prague
  • Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin
  • Structure of Avant-garde (bund, manifesto)
  • Fauves/Die Brucke (Matisse)
  • Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider)
  • Focus: Kandinsky’s Concerning the Spiritual in Art
  • Expressionist Architecture (Einstein Tower in Potsdam, Berlin)
  • Expressionist Cinema (Fritz Lang’s Metropolis; The Cabinet of Dr Caligari)

Week 2, 22nd April 2021 : Cubisms

  • Manifestos of Cubism
  • Focus: Picasso’s The Young Ladies of Avignon
  • Early Cubism, High Cubism, Section d’Or, Orphism
  • Purism and Le Corbusier
  • De Stijl (Painting, Design)

Week 3, 29th April 2021 : Futurism

  • Italian Futurism: Art, Architecture and Design
  • Italian and Russian Futurist Cinema (Thais by Bragaglia, Vertov, Eisenstein)
  • Futurist Music (Intonarumori) and Cuisine
  • Focus: Unique Forms of Continuity in Space by Boccioni
  • Vorticism in the UK
  • Tamara de Lempicka
  • Second Futurism

Week 4, 6th May 2021 : Dada

  • Cabaret Voltaire
  • Manifestos
  • Readymade
  • Duchamp
  • Collage, assemblage, photomontage, cut up
  • Focus: Fountain by Duchamp and the Baroness Elsa von Freytag- Loringhoven
  • Dada film: Anaemic Cinema by Duchamp and Man Ray
  • Influences on following movements/contemporary art

Week 5, 13th May 2021 : New Classicisms, Archaisms and Surrealisms

  • Painting in the 20s: Return to order
  • Manifestos
  • Automatism and the Exquisite Corpse (example in the class)
  • Techniques (frottage etc)
  • American Surrealists
  • Surrealism and Fashion: the case of Elsa Schiaparelli
  • Henry Moore
  • Bauhaus
  • Surrealist Film (Bunuel)
  • Post surrealist movements: Lettrism, Situationism.
  • Influences on the Post War Period

Course Code: 04  314        Thursday  2.00/4.00  5 weeks        Starts: 15 April 2021   Fees:  £40/£35



Renato Ammannati

Test your Italian!

If you’ve ever dabbled in learning the language, this informal class in Italian offers a chance to refresh your memory and explore the culture of La Bella Italia.

Course Code:04  307        Tuesday 2.00/4.00     5 weeks           Starts:  21 April 2021              Fees: £40/£35



CALLING ALL CREATIVES: How to promote your work

Dawn Geddes

Being creative comes naturally, but promoting you and your work? That’s a whole different ball game. This course will provide publicity training for people who work in the arts and creative industries. Whether you’re an artist or an actor, a jewellery maker or a photographer, this four-week programme will provide you with all the skills you need to really shine, including how to: promote you and your work on and offline, engage your audience, deal with media and present yourself in a calm and confident manner.

Course code: 04 302    Monday  6.30/8.30  4 weeks    Starts: 19 April 2021       Fee: £32/£28 concession





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