Cultivating spaces for extraordinary artists

Art Influencers - A Guided Tour of Art History

This course was designed as an introduction to art history and aimed at creatives aged 16 - 30. Participants learned about key art periods before going on to explore them in more depth through your weekly art challenge. The course was ideal for anyone looking to start or diversify their portfolio or to strengthen their creative confidence.

DASH sought artists who identify as disabled - including neurodiverse artists. The course was designed to suit a range of abilities, whether self-taught, an early stage artist, or a more experienced artist yet to study the history of art.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

This cost-free course, was made possible by funding from DASH, Shropshire Council, Garfield Weston Foundation and Arts Council England. It has also received funding from Tesco Bags of Help.

In order to attend this free course participants needed to be able to answer ‘YES’ to these 4 questions:

  1. I can attend a 1.5 hour class each week for 12 weeks
  2. I am happy to spend 6+ hours each week making art
  3. I can access art supplies such as paper and pencils
  4. My internet connection is reliable enough to attend online classes via Zoom