september, 2023

2023wed20sep(sep 20)9:30 amwed29nov(nov 29)11:30 amArt History: The Birth of Modern Art - FULL£145 (£87 concession) Informative and fun course learning all about the history of artColeridge Community CollegeDay:Wednesday length of course: 10 weeks


September 20 (Wednesday) 9:30 am - November 29 (Wednesday) 11:30 am


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

10 weeks


Course details


This course of Art History: The Birth of Modern Art is aimed at anyone who would like to know more about European painting between approximately 1905–1940. It will be a basic introduction to selected art movements during this period starting with the influences upon the Expressionist Movement, how it affected European countries, focusing upon painting, sculpture and architecture. We will look at a diverse range of work form the Bauhaus evolving through to the revolutionary shock tactics of the Dadaists, concluding with Surrealism. Artists and their work will be studied each week so that students can gain an insight into how the periods linked together, and why they were seen to be so important during this fast developing era. You will learn through a series of power point presentations, worksheets, video clips and great discussions!

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Interpret a work of art.
  • Discuss artworks with others
  • Understand a little more about what Art History involves
  • Meet like-minded people

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:

None, unless you wish to purchase books, or visit art Galleries. There will be invitations to watch Arts on Screen with the Tutor during the year as well.

For the first session you will need to bring:

A pen and notepad.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

From this course you may progress onto the Spring term course.

The Adult Learn and Train team is also able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you. Adult Learn and Train offer courses through-out the year.
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This course is now full but is operating a waiting list. Please contact the office on 01223 712340 / to be added to the waiting list


Lisa FretwellMy name is Lisa E Fretwell. I have been teaching art, glass and textile techniques for over 20 years. In the past, I have exhibited my work in New York, had a touring exhibition around the UK, and exhibited Gallery and non-Gallery venues in Hertfordshire, Leicester, London and Northamptonshire. I was involved involved in the publishing of a new book called ‘Antarctic Atlas,’ which includes my hand drawn illustrations. I am currently making hand drawn illustrated cards to create funding for a Hedgehog charity called Hoggywobbles in Cambridgeshire. Since 2012 I have been teaching Art History, Stained Glass and felt making in Cambridge. I sold some original illustrations with Bonham's Auctioneer's from our book, Antarctic Atlas, at St. Bride's Foundation, London in June 2023..

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