Creative Learning Stories Of Art (from Surrealism To Brit Art)

15 Jan – 25 Mar | 6.30- 8.30 pm | Tutor Jamie Barnes | £126 (10 weeks)

A relaxed and informal course dedicated to discovering the secrets and stories in 20th-century art and linking how they relate to the present day.

What will the course or workshop cover and how will it be taught?

This is a leisure course with plenty of opportunity for discussion and debate. Each week the tutor will deliver a short talk on the main theme followed by a look through a series of images relevant to the topic. This will allow further understanding of the topic and a chance to talk more about details of certain key images. Then, after a short break there will be a ‘feature spot’. This is a shorter session in which we will deal with another topic related to the main theme or use this section as a chance to go deeper into the main topic. The tutor will also use quizzes and use video footage to aid learning.
This second course will cover Surrealism, Art Deco, Abstract Expressionism, Land Art, Pop Art, Fluxus, Minimalism, Post Modernism, Conceptual Art, Brit Art.

Important Information
Please note there are no classes on the following dates:
Spring term: 17 to 21 February 2020

What do I need to bring with me?

Pen and paper for notetaking (optional)

Are there any additional costs?


About the tutor

Jamie is a Freelance Curator and Printmaker and works as the Visual Arts Officer for the Brewery Arts Centre. He has 20 years experience working in museums and galleries across the county and has been the Curator of both Keswick and Kendal Museums. He is a graduate of Lancaster University and his specialism is 20th Century Art History. In the past he has taught several night classes in art history for Cumbria Adult Education, Allerdale Borough Council and Kendal College.

Jamie Barnes


The Brewery Arts Centre
122a Highgate


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