Art Appreciation Course curated and presented by Hilary Kay
12 different authors contribute their expertise
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Tutors are drawn from major Art institutions and will guide you through the course
The Art Appreciation Course is provided by The Art Institute, presented and curated by art and antiques consultant Hilary Kay. Hilary has brought together 12 passionate art specialists to create an introductory course, designed to provide you with a broad understanding of western art, its history and the world that surrounds it.
The Art Appreciation course is delivered online and consists of 12 modules and 12 corresponding assignments. You can study in your own time and at your own pace to get the most out of every module. Normally, you would expect to be dedicating an average of about 4-6 hours per week for 24 weeks. However, many students take up to one year to complete their studies because of family or work commitments. Extensions are available for purchase if required.
Students have the opportunity to delve deeper into specific areas of interest in art by purchasing Advanced Modules. These are similar to short courses and are specially formulated materials to challenge motivated students to achieve more.
Hilary Kay is an art and antiques consultant, broadcaster, international lecturer and writer. She is one of the most familiar faces on BBC TV's Antiques Roadshow having joined this successful and long running programme as an expert in 1979. Hilary has featured in countless other television and radio programmes and, in 2010, she won BBC TV's Celebrity Mastermind. Her career in art and antiques began in 1977 when she joined Sotheby's, rising rapidly to head of department; the following year she became Sotheby's youngest ever auctioneer when she took her first sale at the age of 21.Read more about Hilary Kay
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Libby has been a lecturer in painting, life drawing, art criticism and professional development for various UK universities and has also worked as a life model. Her interest in the creative and professional development of artists, designers and writers has informed both her coaching, which she has delivered for various national arts and literary organizations as well as individual creatives, and also her current work with student employability and entrepreneurship.
Stephen Farthing studied at St Martin's School of Art, London (1969-73) before taking his Masters Degree in Painting at the Royal College of Art, London (1973-76). Here he was awarded an Abbey Major Scholarship, taking him to The British School at Rome for a year from 1976. His teaching career began as a Lecturer in Painting at Canterbury College of Art (1977-79), after which he was a Tutor in painting at the Royal College of Art, London from 1980 to 1985.
Francesca is a writer and art historian based in Bristol. Since graduating with Distinction from the Warburg Institute in 2015, she has launched into a varied freelance career in the arts. Working at the interface between art and the public has left her adept at transforming complex ideas and academic jargon into something both accessible and (fingers crossed) entertaining.
Having a personal tutor who was so positive and helpful with her suggestions made my studies not only easier, but it added to the enjoyment of my studies in a really significant way.Read More
I did not mind the hands-off nature of the course, and once I got into the rhythm of dealing with the modules, I looked forward after every submission to the next one.Read More
I was introduced to many fascinating and beautiful artworks and lesser-known but equally captivating artists, including amazing female artists whose work I sought out on the digital web.Read More
I loved the course, not only did it give me a good overview of a wide spectrum of art but it helped me to understand European History more clearly.Read More
A really satisfying and enlightening course, it takes a little stamina but has been an excellent educational experience.Read More
I am so glad I completed the course. I now have a keener eye and intuition and much more appreciation for art gallery visits, tv documentaries, street art and general artistic expression.Read More
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