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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.

2020/21 Courses

Course Title: Victorian Art - focus on Pre-Raphaelites
Course Number: C2227867
Course Description: Intense colours and minutely detailed surfaces signalled the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood’s rebellion against established artistic practice. PRB subjects including John Everett Millais’ The Blind Girl and Ford Madox Brown’s Take Your Son, Sir critiqued contemporary society, while paintings with medieval settings imagined a pre-industrial idyll. Eleanor Fortiscue Brickdale, among others, reprised this approach into the twentieth century. In contrast, aestheticism and European symbolism brought new beauty to Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s The Daydream (1880) and to Edward Burne-Jones’ The Last Sleep of Arthur in Avalon (1898). Course topics include the PRB’s origins, John Ruskin’s influence, the Victorian art market and late Pre-Raphaelitism. Looking is central to the course and we focus closely on famous and lesser-known work by these fascinating British artists.
Tutor: Rosanna Eckersley
Venue: Online
Day Of Week: Wednesday
Start Time: 14:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 24/02/21
No. of Weeks: 4
Fee: £25.60
Email: see above

Course Title: Rocks and Minerals
Course Number: C2227908
Course Description: Do you want to learn how to recognise rocks and minerals? Join an enthusiastic tutor in learning about the characteristics to look for in rocks and minerals. Your tutor will provide the tools to explore the varied and fascinating world around us through different rocks and minerals. You will have the opportunity to use your own samples to explore the different types of rocks.
Tutor: Beverley Fowlston
Venue: Online
Day Of Week: Friday
Start Time: 09:00
Duration: 1.50 hrs
Date: 26/02/21
No. of Weeks: 4
Fee: £19.20
Email: see above