Practical Art History Course - Short Courses Sydney

Practical Art History Course

What you'll learn

Join us for this Practical Art History Course in Sydney!

The study of art history is much more than learning about brush strokes and colour theory; it's embarking on a rich journey that enhances understanding across cultures, periods, and societies. This exploration fosters a deep appreciation for diversity and the myriad ways humans express themselves. As we peel back layers of history through art, we not only refine our ability to think critically and analyse complex visuals but also expand our creative horizons, drawing inspiration from the innovations and boundary-pushing of artists through the ages.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Practical Art History Course, you should be able to:

  • Recognise key periods in art history and their defining characteristics.
  • Identify influential artists from each period and analyse their contributions.
  • Understand the social, political, and cultural contexts that influenced art movements.
  • Critically engage with artworks through informed observation and analysis.
  • Trace the evolution of artistic techniques and themes over time.

Course content

What will be covered in this Practical Art History Course?

  • Explores art from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome, focusing on symbolism and techniques.
  • Covers Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic art, highlighting the church's influence and the emergence of Gothic cathedrals.
  • Discusses Renaissance art, featuring key figures like Leonardo da Vinci, and innovations in perspective.
  • Examines Baroque to Romanticism, focusing on the drama of Baroque, Neoclassicism's rise, and Romanticism's emphasis on emotion and nature.
  • Explores Modernism, including Impressionism, Cubism, and the impact of world events on art.'
  • Discusses Contemporary Art, covering Postmodernism, the global art scene, and the role of technology in art.

Intended audience

Who is this Practical Art History Course for?

This series is perfect for anyone with a passion for art, from complete beginners to those with intermediate knowledge who wish to broaden their understanding of art history.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon Street & Victoria Road)

Course materials

Learning resources

Comprehensive handouts covering each period will be provided.

What to bring to class

  • A notebook and pen for notes and observations.
  • A willingness to explore and discuss art across the ages.

Course tutors

Great reasons to enrol in a short course with us

Small classes

A personal approach means quality learning, so you can enjoy plenty of interaction with your instructor and the chance to ask questions.

Short & sweet

Our short courses & workshops get straight to the point, providing the skills you need with minimal commitment of your precious time.

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Our range of venues suit every type of course, are easy to get to, and have the equipment and tech needed to support your learning.

Easy, secure enrolment

Enrol online 24/7 with a safe, convenient 3-step process, and you can change your mind up to 7 days before class starts.

Quality instructors

Our educators bring first-hand experience and knowledge, with up-to-the-minute practices from diverse industries.

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Our courses help you rapidly increase your skills and knowledge, for professional development or personal interest.

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