History: The Edinburgh of John Kay - All - (30/4) - ONL43215A

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Adult Education Programme

Activity ref no: ONL43215A

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From Wednesday 31st March 2021: Book online. If this course is not full and says: 'this course is now closed to new participants', please email adult.education@ea.edin.sch.uk and we will reply to you to let you know if it is possible to enrol.

  • ONLINE - Adult Education Programme
    Adult Education Programme ,
    The City of Edinburgh Council
  • Adult Education Programme
  • 16+, Adult, 60+
  • £62.80 for term
  • Friday 14:00

Activity description

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS: It is the responsibility of participants to ensure they have downloaded and checked they have access to the Microsoft Teams Application. No entry requirements. Suitable for all levels. OVERVIEW / INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE: The course will look at the life and times of the Edinburgh artist John Kay (1742 – 1826). At the gae of 40, John Kay switched from being a barber to that of a self-taught artist and engraver. He drew most of the giants of Edinburgh’ Golden Age as well as images of some of the street characters of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. HOW THE COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT: Powerpoint presentations and discussion. WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN: John Kay lived through some extraordinary times. The course will start with the Act of Union and finish with the visit of George IV in 1822. Topics covered will include the Porteous Riots(1736), the capture of Edinburgh by the Jacobites (1745), the drive for a New Town and a look at the lives of some of Kay’s interesting contemporaries including Adam Smith, Joseph Black, James Hutton, Lord Monboddo and Deacon William Brodie. RESOURCES REQUIRED BY STUDENTS / ADDITIONAL COSTS: None.

Term information

This term is currently closed for new participants

  • Date term started: 30 Apr 2021 (47 days ago)
  • Duration: 8 lessons (1 lessons remaining)
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