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Art history courses for children 7-12 years old.

Course content

Block one - Early art

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This part of the course will explore the rise of the human artistic consciousness. Students will be encouraged to think about why a particular development took place and the impact that it had going forward. The last session of term will be a family session, including a mini review of the discoveries made by the children.

  1. Ancient Greece (pottery)
  2. Ancient Egypt (mummies)
  3. Ancient Rome (Trajan's column)
  4. Ancient Egypt ( Fayum portraits)
  5. Byzantium (mosaics)
  6. Ancient China ( guóhuà )
  7. Medieval Art (bestiaries)
  8. Gothic Art (stained glass)
  9. Overview of Early Art 

Block two - art rediscovered

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The Renaissance period from its origins, and its lasting influence on Western society. Your child will learn about the rise of humanism, the birth of long distance travel, and the numerous changing social and political landscapes during this era - all of which are chronicled in the artworks.

  1. Book of hours
  2. Giotto
  3. Botticelli
  4. Leonardo Da Vinci
  5. Michelangelo
  6. Raphael
  7.  Northern Renaissance
  8. Caravaggio
  9. Overview of Renaissance

Block three - art set free

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Here we will be studying modern art, with all its limitless possibilities, influences and controversies. Students will learn that artistic energy is a constant flow between times, cultures and ideas. Art cannot exist in isolation: it requires both a creator and an observer. Your child will step into the role of the observer and, whilst learning about the circumstances surrounding the artwork, they will also come to learn a lot about themselves.

  1. Impressionism
  2. Cubism
  3. Fauvism
  4. Expressionism
  5. Post-Impressionism
  6. Surrealism
  7. Magic realism /Surrealism
  8. Abstract Expressionism
  9. Overview of Art Set Free

times and Location

Saturday term times

Saturdays

10.30 am - 11.30 am

The Observatory,

64 Marchmont Street, London, WC1N 1AB (map)

Fees


COURSES RUN IN PARALLEL TO THE ACADEMIC YEAR. THE FIRST TERM WILL BEGIN IN JANUARY 2020.

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Important information

Additional Information

 AGE RESTRICTIONS

The course is for children aged 7-12 years old at the commencement of the course. Applies to both trial and full courses.


NUMBER OF AVAILABLE SPACES

Please note that each session is strictly limited to 10 children. If initially unsuccessful, parents can request that their child be placed on a waiting list in the event of any cancellations.


REFUNDS

Trial lessons can be refunded up to three weeks prior to the run date. Beyond this time, refunds will only be issued if another student fills the vacancy. Please note that an administration fee may apply. Term courses are non-refundable.


PRIORITY ENROLLMENT

Children who attend any of the taster sessions will be given priority access to booking onto the full time course, if booked at least one month in advance.


TERM TIME COURSES

Weekly courses begin in January 2020, and run parallel to school term times. There will be no courses during school holidays.