Art(AP): Gallery Tours - All - SNG10514

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Next term start date

26 Sep 2019


Adult Education Programme

Activity ref no: SNG10514

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From Wednesday 7 August 2019: Book online anytime. Or Telephone; or visit in person, between 10.00am and 4.00pm: Craigroyston Community High School:(0131)477 7801 (am only); Drummond Community High: (0131)556 2651; Leith Academy: (0131) 553 2810 (Telephone only); South Bridge Resource Centre: (0131) 469 3005; or Wester Hailes Education Centre: (0131)621 8316 If centre is busy,please try calling another

  • Scottish National Gallery
    The Mound,
  • Adult Education Programme
  • 16+, Adult, 60+
  • £37.50 for term
  • Thursday 10:30

Activity description

NB: The weekly meeting place for this course is the entrance hall - the entrance opposite the back door of the RSA, not the Garden level entrance. Gothic to Impressionism – An Introduction to the National Gallery of Scotland Collection ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: No formal entry requirements. No prior knowledge is necessary but students should have an interest in knowing more about the history of art. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN: By the end of the course students will have learned/be able to: - have a basic knowledge of the various rooms in the National Gallery of Scotland; - have an overview of the main schools of art represented in the National Gallery from the 15th to 19th centuries; - study in more detail some key works in the collection; and - gain confidence in talking about personal responses to the art, and discussing the works with the rest of the group. HOW THE COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT: All sessions will be based at the National Gallery of Scotland at the Mound. We will visit a different section of the gallery each week, in chronological order, starting with Gothic and Renaissance art and moving through the collection up to 19th century art and Impressionism. Each week the tutor will introduce the week’s subject, then we will look at about 12 to 15 works in more detail. Although the sessions will be tutor-led, students will be encouraged to discuss the works and give their own opinions and comments in an inclusive and mutually supportive manner. Time will be allowed for students to view the art on their own. MATERIALS REQUIRED BY STUDENT; APPROXIMATE & ADDITIONAL COSTS: The permanent collections of the National Galleries of Scotland are free to enter, so no additional costs are involved. Portable folding stools are available at the gallery to be borrowed.

Term information

  • Date term started:26 Sep 2019 (starts in 126 days)
  • Duration:5 lessons - 5 lessons remaining
  • Places:14
  • Cost:£37.50 for term
  • Crèche available:No

Remaining dates and times (5 lessons)

Date Day Time
26 Sep 2019 Thursday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
03 Oct 2019 Thursday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
10 Oct 2019 Thursday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
24 Oct 2019 Thursday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
31 Oct 2019 Thursday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Venue details

Scottish National Gallery

The Mound
Tel: 0131 624 6200

Disabled access

Bus Routes: to George Street 3/A, 4, 8, 12, 19, 22, 25, 30, 31, 33, 36, 37, 41, 47

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