Art Appreciation Course curated and presented by Hilary Kay
12 different authors contribute their expertise
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Tutors are drawn from major Art institutions and will guide you through the course
End of Module 5
The tutor Stephen Farthing is excellent. His feedback has been provided promptly and helpfully. Libby, his replacement for Module 3,...
An Enjoyable Experience
I have thoroughly enjoyed every module so far even those stretching which art I thought most appealing. Every module author...
Emma de Souza
Excellent art appreciation course
I’m really enjoying The Art Institute programme. I was interested in art before starting the course and now 10 modules...
Lee Sharon Kemp
Demanding but rewarding course
It is a demanding course which gets harder with each module but it does mean you have to keep going...
Great course so far!!
I am immensely enjoying the course so far. The materials are varied and interesting and I'm learning so much. My...
A well structured and balanced course
I was keen to improve my knowledge and understanding of art and tried a couple of free courses I found...
I am loving every aspect of this history of art course. Really well organised and I am learning so much....
Highly recommend art course
This is an excellent course and I have learnt so much. It would be good preliminary training for anyone thinking...
A Really Excellent Course
Having reached and completed Module 10, I am looking forward to completing the diploma course and continuing on with further...
Am enjoyable and challenging course
The course is really comprehensive and expertly covers the complex story of the history of art. The assignments are marked...
The Art Institute's online Art Appreciation Course
I have just completed module 10 of twelve, and have thoroughly enjoyed it so far. What has been a revelation...
Modules are interesting
Modules are interesting, informative and well constructed. Assignments are challenging to achieve a distillation of the wider reading that is...
For anyone interested in Art History I…
For anyone interested in Art History I can highly recommend this course, the modules are easy to follow with 3...
An excellent course
I enrolled on the Art Appreciation Course in October 2021. Five modules in , this has been a very positive...
Very interesting and informative…
Very interesting and informative modules building a coherent chronology of the development of western art. As a newcomer to this...
The Art Appreciation Course is provided by The Art Institute, presented and curated by art and antiques consultant Hilary Kay. Hilary has brought together 12 passionate art specialists to create an introductory course, designed to provide you with a broad understanding of western art, its history and the world that surrounds it. The Art Institute is registered with the UK Register of Learning Providers: UK Provider Reference Number is 10027300.Read More
The Art Appreciation course is delivered online, consisting of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding assignments. The course is designed to be self-paced. Normally you would expect to be dedicating on average about 4-6 hours per week for 24 weeks. However, many students take up to one year to complete their studies because of family or work commitments.View Module Outlines
Students have the opportunity to delve deeper into specific areas of interest in art by purchasing Advanced Modules. These are similar to short courses and are specially formulated materials to challenge motivated students to achieve more.View Advanced Module Outlines
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Stephen Farthing studied at St Martin's School of Art, London (1969-73) before taking his Masters Degree in Painting at the Royal College of Art, London (1973-76). Here he was awarded an Abbey Major Scholarship, taking him to The British School at Rome for a year from 1976. His teaching career began as a Lecturer in Painting at Canterbury College of Art (1977-79), after which he was a Tutor in painting at the Royal College of Art, London from 1980 to 1985.
Thanks to this course and the priceless information it has provided me, I was able to be accepted to study for my Master’s degree in the subject I love in the UK!Read More
Having completed this course, I feel that I have new eyes that view art in a completely different way than before. I now know that I previously viewed art on a purely surface level.Read More
Bridport, West Dorset
Each module has been carefully constructed by leaders in their field. I felt privileged to be guided by my tutor's vast wisdom, credentials and art world gravitas.Read More
Each module is beautifully presented in an easy-to-digest fashion, written by revered historians with a wealth of knowledge and experience. The recommended reading lists are second to none and are very beneficial for those wishing to expand their learning.Read More
This is a brilliant course if you want to appreciate art and its history, have a better understanding of the art world and be more curious about the context that precipitated changes in art.Read More
A very enjoyable and instructive course - the modules are challenging but certainly give you much to think about, with suggestions for follow-up books, websites, museums, and galleries to visit.Read More
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