This foundation course will guide you through the history of the Arts and Crafts Movement, and it's origins the UK focusing on the key influential figures at it's very heart. Tony Geering is an expert dealer having sourced much of the Arts and Crafts furniture for the internationally renowned Liberty’s of London. He will guide you through the architects and designers of the movement, teach you about their principles and how they shaped social change forever.
Starting with the initial theories of the likes of Augustus Pugin, John Ruskin and William Morris to name but a few, you will learn in depth about these pioneers and their disciples portraying true craftsmanship, through honest design in hand made pieces which were a reaction against the machines of the Industrial Revolution. You will gain an in-depth knowledge about the origins of the Movement in the UK and come to understand why the Arts and Crafts Movement is still so important in the 21st Century.
On completing this course you will have a thorough understanding of the key figures of the Arts and Crafts Movement, and the part they played in history.
Please make sure you ask your tutor Tony Geering as many questions as you need to in your classroom – this is a unique opportunity to interact with a real world expert. Please remember though – valuations and assessments will not be done online as this is an online education service with world experts; not a valuation service.
This course is a complementary course to our other Arts & Crafts course taught by leading Antiques Roadshow specialist David Rago. On this course he will walk you through how the Arts and Crafts Movement developed as it moved to the US, and critically give detailed examples of how to spot signature traits of key designers in ceramics, wrought metal and furniture.