Course Code EC2001AH
Tutor Daniel Greaney
Course Dates Mondays, 5th October - 7th December 2020
Days 10
Times 6.15pm – 7.45pm
Experience Level All Levels
Fee £170
Location Art Academy London - Newington, 155 Walworth Road SE17 1RS

The early 20th Century witnessed seismic changes in art; both in terms of subject matter and the manner in which practitioners worked. Artists including Henri Matisse and the Fauves took to the extreme the achievements of painters in the second half of the previous century. Other movements, including Cubism, responded to scientific and technological advancements such as the rise of photography, reacting against the realism this process could achieve. This era was also marked by political upheavals including two World Wars, the catastrophes of which caused artists to respond in a very personal way to subjects not visible to the naked eye such as the human psyche, evident in Expressionism and Surrealism. Further developments included the influence of non-Western art on European artists, bringing to painting and sculpture a new vitality not previously witnessed in art history. This course will look in-depth at the key figures and styles which dominated European art in the first half of the 1900s and consider how their efforts would ultimately transform art on a global level.

What level is this course?

This course is suitable for all levels. Students can move at their own pace depending on their experience, with as much support from the Tutor as they wish.

  • Beginner

    Choose a Beginners course if you are looking for a broad introduction to the medium you are studying. Students spend time learning the very basics of the taught medium, for example, how to mix colours, use different tools, set up an easel. Our Beginner courses are suitable for students with no prior experience, they tend to follow a more structured path than our other courses, ensuring each student receives the guidance they need from the tutor.

  • Beginner +

    Choose a Beginner + course if you are looking to hone your skills, focus on a specific subject area and build your confidence. These courses are suitable for those with some basic skills in and knowledge of the taught medium, but still follow a structured path with guidance from the tutor.

  • Intermediate

    Our Intermediate courses are suitable for students who have considerable prior knowledge of the taught medium or have completed a Beginners/Beginners + course with the Art Academy.

    These courses tend to be less structured and instead are tailored to the classes’ needs and the direction they want to advance in. Choose an Intermediate course if you are looking to improve your skills and have more critical discussions around the work you produce.

  • Advanced

    Choose our Advanced courses if you have considerable knowledge in the taught medium. You are expected to be able to work independently and have critical discussions around your work.

     Our Advanced courses include our Masterclasses.

All attendees must be aged 18 or over.

What should I bring?

Please bring a notepad and pencil if you wish. 

About Your Tutor

DANIEL GREANEY

Daniel Greaney is an artist and educator, he received an MA in Fine Art from Central St Martins, an MA in Art History from Birkbeck, London and has a PGCE in Post-16 Education. Daniel teaches A Level History of Art at a Sixth-Form College and is also part of Art History in Schools (AHiS), a charity which provides outreach art history courses to secondary level students without access to the subject. His research interest is the art of the Second French Empire.

Location

Newington

The Former Newington Library
155 Walworth Road
London, SE17 1RS
tel: +44 (0)207 701 2880

Nearest Tube/ Rail: Elephant & Castle (5 minute walk)

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Refreshments and Facilities

Students have to bring their own refreshements and drinks. Unfortunately, at the moment students don’t have access to kitchen or kettle and there is no waiting area.

There is a Tesco Express and a Pop-up complex with an assortment of eateries along Walworth Road and the food market Mercato Metropolitan just moments from Elephant and Castle underground.

We are always striving to improve our facilities but due our Newington site being an old building we have limited disability access. Should you have any access requirements please speak to a member of the Academy team before booking the course.

Facilities Newington Campus - Art Academy London

Further Details

  • You will need to have paid in full before the first session of your class. Your place is not guaranteed until we have received full payment. Please book early in order to guarantee your place on the course.
  • If you purchased a pack online this will be given to you on the first session of your course upon your arrival. Packs can be purchased on our Materials Page or on the individual course page when you make your booking.
  • Please don’t wear your best clothes as there is always a chance you will get messy. If possible bring an apron or overalls.
  • All artwork MUST be taken home at the end of the course or it will be disposed of. Paintings that need to dry should be collected within a week. For clay sculptures that need hollowing and firing, you will receive a separate email when they can be collected.
  • Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off or is on silent during the class.
  • Health and Safety Guidelines will be provided to you at the beginning of your class.
  • Sometimes our photographer will pop in to get some images of our classes in progress. We will typically inform you beforehand if photography is taking place during your class; if you do not want to be photographed please let the photographer know!
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£170.00

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Fee: £170.00