Course overview

This 5-week course delves into the works of five local artists, featuring Ron Sims, John Nash, Mick Smee, Lucy Harwood, and Joyce Pallot. Each week explores key art concepts including, composition and symbolism through samples of their work. You will engage in group discussions, take notes, and recall information. By course end, you will be able to list local artists, explain their practices, compare and contrast artworks, analyse key elements, evaluate artists, and select a favourite piece.

Course description

This 5 week course focuses on five local artists whose work is held in the permanent collection of Colchester Art Society. Each week view samples of the work of notable artists including painter, printmaker, sculptor, teacher, and writer, Ron Sims, official War Artist in the Royal Marines, John Nash, scenic painter Mick Smee, painter Lucy Harwood, and mixed media artist, Joyce Pallot. Each artist will be explored with key art concepts including composition, use of colour, symbolism, and more. Each week you will explore concepts through group discussion. You will be encouraged to take notes and recall information over the 5 weeks. By the end of the course, you will be able to; list key local artists, explain the artists' art practices, compare and contrast the local artists, break down the key elements of local art works, evaluate the artists, and choose a piece you resonate with most.

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.

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