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Introduction to Art Appreciation Short Course

Artists have always reflected the time and environment in which they live or have tried to communicate their personal ideas and feelings through a piece of artwork to the viewer.

If you are looking to appreciate art and want to broaden your understanding of how to view artworks and improve your understanding of the theories behind them then this course is perfect for you.

It's great for beginners but may also appeal to those who have some previous experience in art and design or art history.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This part-time evening course has various start dates throughout the year and will take 11 weeks to complete.

The first week of the course will be induction and enrolment. This will be followed by ten weeks of theory and practical based study.

The course is held at St Helens College Town Centre Campus.

What will I study?

This broad course will help you develop your understanding of art through a range of historical and contemporary iconic artists, artworks and art movements. The course will include both discussion of artworks, art movement and their theories plus practical sessions where students take theory into practice.

How is it assessed?

There is no formal assessment. You will be given feedback based on your progress with suggestions and guidance for areas for improvement.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

There are no formal entry requirements. As with all our leisure courses the main emphasis is to come along and enjoy the course. All you need is commitment and enthusiasm.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of the course is £130.00. To secure your place, you can book and pay in our online shop. This is a full cost course meaning that there are no fee discounts available.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon completion of this course, you could choose to complete one of our many other art school short courses including short course in life drawing, photography ceramics or jewellery making.

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Ref: Jim Morgan



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Why study Art and Design with us?

Creative Environment

You will develop your skills and creative voice in specialist studios and workshops.

Exploration of Techniques

You will explore a wide range of materials, techniques and skills to enhance your portfolio. 

Work Experience

You will have the opportunity to work on live projects and briefs with local employers.


You will take regular trips to galleries, lectures and workshops for inspiration.

Employer Links

You will be taught by industry experts with strong local and national employer links.

Progression Routes

Our excellent progression routes can lead to an apprenticeship, university or employment.