Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Chilterns has played host to many artists and craftsmen. This course celebrates artists and designers of the twentieth century who have lived, worked and been inspired by the Chilterns. Artists discussed during this session include Paul and John Nash, John Piper, Eric Gill, Clare Leighton, Agnes Miller Parker, E. McKnight Kauffer and textile designer, Marion Dorn. Come and join this fascinating session to further your knowledge of these artists, increase your enjoyment of art and design as a whole, and enhance your visits to Chiltern landmarks. The session is open to everyone regardless of prior experience of art history.
Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Chilterns has played host to many artists and craftsmen. This one-off session will focus on some of the twentieth-century artists and designers who either made the Chilterns their home and/or found inspirations from the Chiltern landscape. Works by artists such as Paul and John Nash, John Piper, Eric Gill, Clare Leighton, Agnes Miller Parker, E. McKnight Kauffer and the textile designer Marion Dorn will be discussed, and include their contribution to the applied arts in its many forms. The session will be lavishly illustrated with images and photographs. During this session, our experienced tutor will enable you to investigate the work of a number of twentieth-century artists and designers who lived and worked in the Chilterns, discover and discuss lesser-known illustrations of these artists, evaluate the diversity of work produced by artists who have lived and worked in the Chilterns during the twentieth century and give you suggestions for further research and study. A reading list will be provided and you will be encouraged to contribute to discussion in a safe, relaxed environment with like-minded people. The session is open to everyone regardless of prior experience of art history.
What financial support is available?
We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey.
Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.
What other support is available?
All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.