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Dates: 04/07/18 - 06/07/18
Days: Wednesday 10:00 - 15:00
Thursday 10:00 - 15:00
Friday 10:00 - 15:00
Sessions: 3
Centre: Sutton - Sutton
Course Code: S30027B09AV
Fees: Standard - £72.00
Concessionary - £72.00

Course Information

A look at the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Movements.

We have become so familiar with images taken from Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings adorning everything from umbrellas to advertisements that they have become stale and hackneyed. This short course seeks to explore the artistic objectives of some of the artists caught within these movements and consider the paintings they produced.

What are the overall aims of the course?

The aim of the course is to explore the issues raised by the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements with reference to the artists and their works. The course will challenge the notion that the paintings they created were merely decorative and consider how progressive were their artistic aspirations. This course will refer to works by Monet, Cezanne, Seurat, Van Gogh and many others.

What will I learn on the course?

Main issues raised by the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements.

Are there any entry requirements?

Ability to understand spoken English

Do I need to attend a course approval interview/assessment before I can join this course?


How will I be taught?

Classroom based (including practical work where applicable) Non-classroom based (including work-based learning) Flexible Learning

How will my progress be checked?

You will mainly be assessed informally through our class discussions. Regularly, the group’s progress will be evaluated through activities. You will get verbal feedback during the sessions
Tutor observation

Does the course have any features I should be aware of?


What do I need to bring with me to class?

Pen and paper should you wish to take notes.

How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?

Additional Learning Support (ALS) may be made available for learners who, at the time of assessment and/or enrolment, declare a difficulty or disability that may affect their learning. Our service can support learners in English, maths, who are dyslexic, deaf or hearing impaired or who have evidence of other medical issues impacting on learning. Learners can also find information about financial and child care support from the Customer Enquiry Centre.

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You will be issued with a Sutton College e-mail address, which will give you access to Sutton College’s Virtual Learning Environment, called VERA.

There is free guest Wi-Fi available in the College

Can I receive advice and guidance about further education opportunities and careers?

Yes. To find out more about what may be available to you please contact our Advice Team. See

What can I do after the course has finished?

Further Art History courses
Art & Design courses

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