Short Courses

New! The Secret Language of Italian Renaissance Art

Explore the artistic language and conventions employed by Italian Renaissance artists, especially in the realm of painting. The allegories, visual puns, signs and symbols, which were easily recognised and understood by Renaissance viewers, are now unfamiliar to us. Being able to read into various elements of a painting enhances one’s intellectual enjoyment of the painting, adding to the visual experience. This course will focus on specific themes and genres to discuss and illustrate the ‘secret’ language used by Renaissance artists such as Botticelli, Fra Angelico, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and Titian.

Trainer: Jeffrey Say


No. of classes Days Dates Time
7 Every Thursday 19 Aug – 30 Sep 2021 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Application Information

Course materials

Notepad and writing materials.

Who should attend

Art students, prospective art students, art enthusiasts, docents, teachers and/or anyone interested in art history in general.

Eligible schemes / subsidies:
Claimable under SkillsFuture Credit
National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy


(after National Silver Academy subsidy)