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Art & Art History

Art & Art History

Campus

Art, Architecture, and Memory: Decoding Liverpool's Town Hall Treasures

Description

Join our local historian, Lee Kendall, on an unforgettable journey through Liverpool's cultural epicentre. Explore the iconic Town Hall, a masterpiece by John Wood of Bath, and learn about its rich heritage and communal spirit.
Uncover captivating tales behind an exquisite collection of artworks, architecture, and historical artefacts. From Nelson's sword to the mesmerizing portrait of James Maury, Liverpool's first American Consul, each piece holds a fascinating narrative.
Immerse yourself in the intricate details of Minerva's codestone statue and other hidden gems as we unravel the building's historical tapestry. Engage in thought-provoking discussions on its ties to slavery and pivotal role in the American Civil War's conclusion.
This course promises to intrigue and enchant participants with a passion for Liverpool's vibrant history, art, architecture, and cultural significance. Join us on an artistic odyssey through time and uncover the soul of Liverpool.

Number of Meetings

1 - Tuesday, 10am - 4pm 

Course Leader

Dr Lee Kendall

CRN 26908/CEPD4000

Course Fees

Course Fee: Full Fee: £65

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Beyond the Canvas: Exploring the World of Conceptual Art

Description

Have you ever wondered ‘What makes that an artwork?’ or perhaps felt that Contemporary Art is simply baffling and beyond comprehension? If so, join art historian, Ed Williams, for a captivating exploration into the world of Conceptual Art. Dive into the minds of pioneering artists who challenge conventions and redefine the very essence of art. This immersive course empowers you to decode and appreciate Conceptual Art with confidence (and without the superfluousness of unhelpful ‘isms’!). No prior art knowledge necessary—just bring your curiosity and an open mind. Get ready to engage, debate, and discover the profound impact of contemporary conceptual works!

Number of Meetings

1 - Wednesday, 10am - 4pm

Course Leader

Ed Williams

CRN 26909/CEPD4000

Course Fees

Course Fee: Full Fee: £65

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City of Sculpture: From Streets to Galleries

Description

Join art historian, Julie Robson, for an immersive exploration of Liverpool's vibrant public sculpture scene, where every statue tells a story and every monument whispers history. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, this course looks deep into the artistic soul of Liverpool, showcasing its diverse range of sculptures adorning streets, parks, and historic buildings.
Discover how these sculptures play a pivotal role in shaping Liverpool's identity as a premier tourist destination. Through captivating walking tours and engaging discussions, you'll unravel the intricate narratives behind each artwork, gaining insights into the city's rich cultural heritage and architectural marvels.
Guided by our expert tutor, you'll analyse the social, historical, and architectural significance of Liverpool's public sculptures, while learning about the fascinating world of sculpture display, interpretation, and preservation. Whether you're a history buff, art enthusiast, or simply curious explorer, this course promises an unforgettable journey through Liverpool's sculptural wonders. This course will feature a tour, so lace up your comfortable walking shoes, grab your camera, and join us on this enriching adventure!

Number of Meetings

2 - Thursday & Friday, 10am - 4pm

Course Leader

Julie Robson

CRN 26907/CEPD4000

Course Fees

Course Fee: Full Fee: £130

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Persian Splendour: Exploring the History of Ancient Persia through Art and Literature

Description

Please note that the ‘last booking’ date is only a guide. We reserve the right to close bookings earlier if courses are over- or under-subscribed. In order to avoid disappointment, please be sure to enrol as soon as possible. Registrations may not be processed until the following day if received after 3pm. 

Enter a realm often overshadowed by history's spotlight and unlock the mysteries of Ancient Persia. Join ancient historian, Michael Tunnicliffe, on a journey through text and image to discover the rise and legacy of the Achaemenid Dynasty (6th-4th centuries BCE). From the towering grandeur of Persepolis to the legendary reigns of Cyrus, Darius, and Xerxes, explore the fascinating interplay between religion, power, and culture as we uncover the profound influence of Zoroastrianism on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. No prior knowledge required - just curiosity and a desire to uncover the secrets of one of the world's greatest empires. Join us on a captivating exploration of Persian history and Zoroastrianism from 700-300 BCE. Enrich your understanding and broaden your horizons with this immersive journey into the heart of ancient civilization. Enrol now on an unforgettable educational adventure!

Number of Meetings

2 - Monday & Tuesday, 10am - 4pm

Course Leader

Michael Tunnicliffe

CRN 26905/CEPD4000

Course Fees

Course Fee: Full Fee: £130

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The Art of War: Exploring Conflict Through Art

Description

Uncover the timeless allure of conflict in art! Join art historian, Ed Williams, for a captivating journey through millennia of human history, where we look into the enduring fascination artists have had with depicting conflict. From ancient ceramics to iconic monuments, explore what makes conflict such a significant subject for artists, a subject which remains relevant even today. Discover how millennia-old artworks shaped our understanding of conflict and whether recent events have reshaped these perceptions. No prior knowledge of art or military history necessary. Engage in thought-provoking discussions and gain insight into the profound impact of art on our understanding of power and human nature. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the dynamic intersection of art, history, and human emotion.

Number of Meetings

1 - Wednesday, 10am - 4pm 

Course Leader

Ed Williams

CRN 26912/CEPD4000

Course Fees

Course Fee: Full Fee: £65

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The Beatles and Art

Description

Unlock the artistic legacy of The Beatles with art historian, Julie Robson: explore into the intersection of music and visual culture with our captivating course. Explore how the Fab Four revolutionized more than just the airwaves, shaping the very fabric of visual artistry throughout the 1960s and beyond. Delve into the iconic images crafted by renowned photographers like Dezo Hoffman and Bob Freeman, still pulsating through Beatles marketing today. Discover the hidden hands of artistic luminaries like Andy Warhol and René Magritte, who left their indelible mark on the band's visual history. Uncover the avant-garde ties of Lennon and McCartney to London's art scene, exploring their forays into illustration, painting, and conceptual art. From sculptures to murals, witness how The Beatles have become ingrained in the cultural tapestry of Liverpool. Through dynamic slide presentations and engaging group discussions, experience the art of The Beatles, from the swinging 60s to the present day, gaining fresh insights into their enduring impact on the world of art. This course also features a Beatles-related walking tour experience, and a trip to the award-winning Beatles Story museum at Liverpool's famous Albert Dock.

Number of Meetings

2 - Thursday & Friday, 10am - 4pm 

Course Leader

Julie Robson 

CRN 26906/CEPE4000

Course Fees

Course Fee: Full Fee: £130

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Visions of Wales: Rediscovering the Landscape through 250 Years of Paintings

Description

Embark on a journey through the captivating Welsh landscape, a realm that has inspired artists for centuries. Join art historian, Ed Williams, for a transformative study day on the rich tapestry of Welsh scenery depicted by master painters over 250 years. Discover a land not just of leisure and retreats, but a muse that fueled the imaginations of renowned artists from Wales and beyond.
Through the untold narrative of how Welsh landscapes shaped the careers of pioneering artists, this course will illuminate the pivotal yet overlooked role of Wales in the evolution of British landscape art.
No prior art knowledge required; all are welcome to explore the essence of Wales' artistic legacy. Join us in revealing the soul of Welsh landscapes and the artists who immortalized them, transcending mere depiction to capture the true essence of place.

Number of Meetings

1 - Monday, 10am - 4pm

Course Leader

Ed Williams

CRN 26910/CEPD400

Course Fees

Course Fee: Full Fee: £65

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1. Full fee£65.00[Read More]