When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Gabriella Di Folco
  • Course Code W23HMSJ05C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This 10-week program is designed for students who have a stage 2 in the Italian language and a specific interest in the field of art. Throughout the course, we will deepen your knowledge of Italian vocabulary, grammar, and cultural understanding, with a strong focus on art-related topics. We will explore the works of eight influential Italian painters, studying their techniques, themes, and contributions to the world of art. By the end of the program, you will have improved your language skills while gaining a better understanding of Italian art terminology, art history, and artistic expressions. You will be able to engage in conversations about Italian art, describe artworks, and express your opinions and interpretations confidently. Join us on this enriching journey into the world of Italian art and language!

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe and discuss selected Italian paintings.
  • Analize techniques, use of color, and storytelling abilities.
  • Appreciate exquisite cityscapes and vedute paintings.
  • Explore still-life paintings, focusing on form, color, and composition.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    You will communicate in Italian, focus on the language with learning activities and materials between lessons, become more confident in using vocabulary and various language structures. You will get clear guidance and ongoing, regular and informal feedback from your tutor, in a friendly and supportive environment. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals.

    Entry requirements

    Stage 2 in Italian or equivalent but no formal qualification is required.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    You will do some reading and language activities before every lesson. Excellent attendance and punctuality is required.

    What you need

    Pen, paper and your notes.

    What you can do next

    Your will be able to progress to the next course. You can also attend the Saturday course 'L'appuntamento con l'arte' (course code: W23HMSJ08A/B/C) at the National Gallery on the 21st of October, 10th of February, and 22nd of June.