Teaching Lifelong Learning

York University, Leeds City College, Rossett School, Harrogate, WEA- Quaker Meeting House York
Northern Renaissance

Art in the North of Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries had a very different complexion from that in Italy. We will look at the painting, printmaking and sculpture of the Netherlands, Burgundy, Germany and England over the Renaissance period, focusing on Van Eyck, Durer and Holbein, We will examine patronage systems, intellectual enquiry and religious change in connection with the art produced. We will also look at its relationship with Italian art.

Fiona FitzGerald BA MA PGCE

Day: Wednesday
Start date: 10 October 2012
Time: 1.15-3.15pm
No. of weeks: 10
Full fee: £67.00

Cezanne is a complex artist who was dismissed for the first 20 years of his long working life. However, in the 1880s and 1890s he emerged as an icon for the younger generations of artists. He then paved the way for the Cubist revolution. The day will be spent exploring his development of startling ways of reworking the prevailing genres of painting, his relationships with Impressionism and his re-evaluation by Post Impressionist painters. It is anticipated that this course will be held at the King’s Manor.

Day: Saturday
Start date: 13 October 2012
Time: 9.30-4.30pm
No. of weeks: 1
Full fee: £35.00


Seurat exploded on the independent art world of Paris in 1884 with a highly resolved response to major issues in Impressionist painting. Seven years later he was dead. Within that span of time he developed his core ideas and opened up ways for other artists to reprise themselves. Focusing on La Grande Jatte, exhibited1886, we will explore his relationship to other Neo Impressionist painters, politics and nascent symbolist art and its theories.

Day: Saturday
Start date: 03 November 2012
Time: 9.30-4.30pm
No. of weeks: 1
Full fee: £35.00

York University, Centre for Lifelong Learning