Art History - An Introduction

Art History - An Introduction

 This course is a personal overview of the History of Art in Europe.  It will consist of a series of snapshots rather than a connected narrative.  But hopefully it will have something for everyone, both beginners and those who are already familiar with the subject.  We shall be covering the whole period from Prehistory through to the 20th c. and be examining a host of key pieces, both familiar and unusual.  There will be sessions on such iconic works as the Ste Chapelle, Paris, on Hogarth and Picasso.  But we shall also be looking at the extraordinary mosaics of the Roman villa of Piazza Amerina in Sicily, Tilman Riemenschneiderand the devastating work of the German, Jewish, painter, Felix Nussbaum.  There will be the opportunity to study pieces of architecture and sculpture as well as paintings.  Europe’s artistic heritage is second to none – wonderfully inventive and humane, it is full of works which not only entrance the eye but stimulate the mind and move the heart.  Come along and get to grips with the exciting world of Art History!     An optional, Saturday, jaunt to a place of interest may be organised  

Learning Outcomes

 This course will give you the opportunity to: learn about the development of the visual arts in Europe discover how to analyse works of architecture, sculpture and painting learn a bit about various key artists and their works learn about the history of Europe from Prehistory through to the 20th c.  

Your Tutor

Dr Chris Welander studied History at Oxford University and has a postgraduate degree from the Courtauld Institute of Art. He is currently teaching History at Hills Road Sixth Form College.


Tuition fees: £110.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £110.00


No. of sessions: 10

Day Date Times
Thu 04/05/2017 19:00-21:00
Thu 11/05/2017 19:00-21:00
Thu 08/06/2017 19:00-21:00
Wed 14/06/2017 19:00-21:00
Thu 15/06/2017 19:00-21:00
Wed 21/06/2017 19:00-21:00
Thu 22/06/2017 19:00-21:00
Thu 29/06/2017 19:00-21:00
Thu 06/07/2017 19:00-21:00
Thu 13/07/2017 19:00-21:00

Your next step

Click here to Enrol Online Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.