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.Read More
The Art Appreciation course is delivered online, consisting of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding assignments. The course is designed to be self-paced. Normally you would expect to be dedicating on average 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.View Module Outlines
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.View Advanced Module Outlines
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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.
Since graduating, Francesca has always worked at the interface between art and the public, leaving her adept at transforming complex ideas and academic jargon into something both accessible and entertaining. A varied career has left her with experience in both the commercial and public sectors. She is a trained art valuer, cutting her teeth at Dawson’s Auctions in Maidenhead and London, and has also worked as Press Manager at Frieze London.
This education was a perfect triumvirate-exceptional material written by masters in their fields, a talented professional to guide me, and exciting and thoughtful assignments.Read More
The well-constructed assignments forced me to observe pictures carefully, stick to the key points and write succinctly and creatively. This, and the perceptive encouragement of my excellent tutor, has helped my writing tremendously. The website is attractive and easy to use. The student support team is efficient, courteous, interested and genuinely supportive.Read More
I am really happy to have taken the Online Art Appreciation Course because it offers a rich and deep knowledge about art history in a professional and pleasant way. The tutor is a key figure that helps you to improve and to better understand all the contents.Read More
It provides a framework that helps focus on the artists, their genre and its importance to us today with well-written modules created by authoritative figures in their field. The modules provide details of further reading and list the galleries where particular works of art can be viewed, all of which helped me absorb myself in the subject.Read More
This course has been the most amazing doorway to an entirely new way of looking, at art, at life, at myself.Read More
The course materials are of a very high standard, the assignments are relevant and often deliciously provocative, the tutors provide outstanding support, and the process is simple, effective and efficient.Read More
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