Branch: CHELMSFORD

Telephone: 0124 5967409
Email: Chelmsford.branch@wea.ac.uk
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Branch News

Chelmsford Branch is returning to venue-based classes while also offering Zoom courses. See details below. If you have any queries which you would like to discuss with a Branch representative contact us on the email address or telephone number above.


 

 


If you are interested in a course and would like to ask for more details, you can contact the Branch by phone or email as detailed above. Alternatively you can access the National WEA website.
If a course is listed below by clicking on “Book Now” you can book directly as well as seeing a more detailed description of the course, prepared by the Course Tutor. (You will need to provide debit or credit card details). If you are having difficulties booking, Central Support Team on 0300 303 3464, can allow you to book as well.


2022/23 Courses


Course Title: Appreciating First World War Poetry
Course Number: C2229028
Course Description: This course seeks to initiate the discovery of how the experience of the “war to end wars” rapidly transformed these poets' visions of life and art, how it honed their skills with extraordinary swiftness, and how its horrors gave birth, paradoxically, to a rare and terrible beauty – like the poppies that “blow between the crosses” in Flanders fields. How and to what extent did the First World War really change the nature of war poetry and how much did that poetry change the popular perception of war? To what extent did shared experiences produce similarities of vision and achievement despite differences in background? Sassoon had an 'upper class' background and was commissioned; Owen was the son of a station master and enlisted; Rosenberg was a 'working class' boy whose talent got him into art school before he felt compelled to enlist, his war experiences stimulating his unique poetic vision. Sassoon survived the war and continued to write: Owen and Rosenberg died.
Tutor: Ron Marks
Venue: Quaker Meeting House Rainsford Road Chelmsford CM1 2QL
Day Of Week: Monday
Start Time: 14:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 19/09/22
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £80.00
Contact:
Telephone:
Email: see above

Course Title: American Art
Course Number: C2228933
Course Description: From George Bellows' Men of the Docks (1912) to the 1930s we explore the fascinating and often beautiful varieties of American art as the country became a world power, suffered economic hardship, developed distinctively American artistic subjects and styles. The Ashcan painters (including Bellows) depicted busy parks, boxing rings, leisure on Coney Island, using rapid paint strokes culled from their experiences as artist-reporters. From the 1920s Edward Hopper's images of the urban scene are more reflective - time stands still. Way beyond New York Charles Sheeler's precision, his geometry, represented the factories that powered urban wealth, Grant Wood a proud rural couple. The course also explores Georgia O'Keefe's tightly focused, beautiful art, the Armory Show, Thomas Hart Benton's murals and new styles introduced by emigré artists. Our course is chronological and the final class explores the WPA innovative scheme that employed photographers and painters during the Depression.
Tutor: Rosanna Eckersley
Venue: Christchurch U R C 164 New London Road CM2 0AW
Day Of Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 10:30
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 27/09/22
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £80.00
Contact:
Telephone:
Email: see above