Impressionism was a French, anti-establishment style of the late 19th century which asserted completely new and scandalous ideas about art. Although we see it now as a relatively conservative style of tranquility and beauty, it defied all of the conventional artistic approaches of its time.





Examine popular works by Monet, Renoir, and Degas, and learn about how these artists, and many other Impressionists, turned the art world on its head! Learn why a style, which lasted a relatively short period, has made such a lasting "impression".

What You Will Learn

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify reasons for the rise and fall of impressionism
  • Recognize the various stylistic features and major artists


What to Expect

This is an interactive course, which includes lectures, observing images of art and discussion.


There are no prerequisites required. Please come prepared to share your experiences, opinions and perspectives with the class.


Add a little purple to your world

Popular, award-winning instructor, Sonia Halpern offers this course which is facilitated in partnership with Museum London.





"One of the best professors I have ever had!"


"Excellent instructor. Very lively, knowledgeable and engaging. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in the appreciation of art and artists."


"I have come away from this class with a much better understanding of Impressionism. I know very little about "art" in general, but now feel that I can contribute to a meaningful conversation with others regarding this subject. It was certainly worth the time and money."





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