University-level courses (non-accredited)

Learning to Look at Art

Lead Tutor: Dr Miriam Gill
Support Tutors: Dr Conny Bailey and Dr Ellie Pridgeon

Course Prices

£35 for an individual workshop.

£150 for one introductory workshop plus 6 follow-on sessions.

Concessions: we are able to offer a limited number of places at concession rates for those on benefits or under the tax threshold. Please contact us using the contact form for more information.

Introductory Workshop Sessions

Learning to Look at Architecture

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 6pm-9pm

This evening workshop introduces you to the development of historic architecture in Britain. This course will focus on the development of architecture from the Roman World to the 19th century. We will be examining local, regional and national examples in England.

Learning to Look at Sculpture

Saturday, 19 January 2019, 10am-1pm

This session consists of a walking tour of public sculpture in Leicester and classroom-based discussion.

Follow-on Sessions

6 Wednesdays: 20 February-27 March, 6.30pm-8.30pm with a short break.

Follow on Sessions
Feb 2019 20 27
Mar 2019 6 13 20 27

Course Description

A systematic introduction to the perspectives and ‘tools’ used by art historians, this team-taught course focuses on important works and individual artists. It aims to ‘give a taste’ of the experience of studying art history at University level, and is suitable for those who may not have had the opportunity to study this subject before. Students taking the course will be supported to analyse confidently works of art, understanding the purposes for which they were created, the context in which they were made and the imagery they contain.

Students can choose to submit a 1500-2000 word essay for which they will receive written feedback.

By the end of this course, a typical student should be able to:

  • Describe different approaches and ‘tools’ used in the discipline of Art History;
  • Gain confidence in applying these appropriately to individual works of art;
  • Explain the variety of contexts in which Art has been created, ‘used’ and viewed;
  • Develop study skills suitable for university-level education, including the writing of an optional essay.

This course is non-accredited but taught at FHEQ level 4/ Higher Education level 1. 

Please note that a minimum of 10 students are required to run this course.