Introduction to Art History
Join us on location at some of Londons greatest galleries for a journey through time. We will introduce you to the themes throughout history that have shaped our current art world. We will visit significant stages, ideas and movements that have inspired artists, for example, the Renaissance, Romanticism and Impressionism...
Taught by: Terry Sladden.
Join us on location at some of Londons greatest galleries for a journey through time. We will introduce you to the themes throughout history that have shaped our current art world. We will visit significant stages, ideas and movements that have inspired artists, for example, the Renaissance, Romanticism and Impressionism. We'll also consider how art is perceived today. Above all, and most importantly, it will be a chance to enjoy original art up close.
You will leave the course with extensive knowledge of the London art world, enriching your experiences of the capital's galleries. You'll be aware of the research, education and archive facilities available in London.
Who Should Attend
Anyone interested in seeing and learning about original artworks; their importance, history and connections with our national visual culture. It could lead you to further study or a career in art dealing, collecting or curating. Students from outside London may find it a useful introduction to the capital's visual treasures.
'Just wonderful, the tutor was really the best, a great teacher with a huge knowledge!' - Anon
'I was very impressed by our teacher, whose passion about what he was teaching us made it all sound very lively and interesting. The venues were also quite well chosen.' - Anon
'Fantastic - though a whirlwind tour through the ages, the tutor was simply one of the best I've come across.' - Anon
Terry Sladden trained at Liverpool Art College and the Slade School in London.
After working in Canada and America, Terry ran the art department in a Cambridge-shire College. Over the last 15 years, he has taught art history as well as developing his own studio work with a firm conviction that both academic and practical study gives a rich understanding of how important art is as a way of understanding our world.
Knowing and exploring the wonderful art world of galleries and museums in London is a joy for Terry to share with Art History Short Course students.
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
Notebook and Pen