BECOME AN INSTANT EXPERT WITH OUR WINTER STUDY DAYS

BECOME AN INSTANT EXPERT WITH OUR WINTER STUDY DAYS

26 Nov 2019 - 14:35 BY The Arts Society

Plan ahead and discover new things on our Arts Society Study Days and courses.


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LONDON


New York, New York: an architectural and social discovery
5 FEB, 10.30AM–3.30PM

Tutor: Andrew Davies

A look at the architecture of New York, from the Rockefeller Centre and the Empire State Building to Grand Central and the  Chrysler Building. 

The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury
£36 (refreshments)
E: Tricia Savours psavours@gmail.com 


Gemstones, crystals and a ‘bushel of pearls’: bejewelling ‘this sceptred isle’ 
11 FEB, 10.30AM–3.30PM

Tutor: Anne Haworth

Discover how precious stones have been used in royal portraits to express and enhance the monarch’s power, with a look at their areas of origin.

The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury
£36 (refreshments)
E: Jennifer Viles jenniferviles@talktalk.net


Artists and Architects in depth: Jan van Eyck artist and diplomat
28 FEB, 10.30AM-3.30PM

Tutor: Clare Ford-Wille

One of the great Flemish painters of the 15th century, Jan van Eyck pushed the boundaries of portraiture. This day uncovers his life and works.

The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury
£36 (coffee only)
E: Susan Branfield susanbranfield@waitrose.com 


The English cathedral: an architectural and social history
2 MAR, 10.30AM–3.30PM

Tutor: Andrew Davies

Uncover the stories of England’s much-loved and lesser-known cathedrals, from Canterbury and York Minster to Southwell and Rochester.

The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury
£36 (refreshments)
E: Tricia Savours psavours@gmail.com 


The art and scandalous lives of the Bloomsbury group
11 MAR, 10.30AM–3.30PM

Tutor: Frank Woodgate

Discover the scandals and secrets of the Bloomsbury group, the circle of artists, writers and intellectuals that included Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell, Roger Fry and Virginia Woolf.

The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury
£36 (refreshments)
E: Tricia Savours psavours@gmail.com 


Symbolist painting: the age of decadence 1880–1910
24 MAR, 10.30AM–3.30PM

Tutor: Julian Halsby

Vampires and femme fatales are just some of the themes explored in symbolist painting. This day examines the origin of the movement, looking at artists from Edvard Munch to Aubrey Beardsley. 

The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury
£36 (coffee only)
E: Susan Branfield susanbranfield@waitrose.com


Cultural legacy of the Huguenots
1 APR, 10.30AM–3.30PM

Tutor: Sue Jackson

Whether as weavers and scientists or horticulturalists and clockmakers, the Huguenots left an indelible mark on England’s cultural landscape.

The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury
£36 (coffee only)
E: Rosemary Baldwin rosemary@baldwins24.co.uk


The Carracci family: Ludovico and his cousins, Agostino and Annibale 
15 APR, 10.30AM–3.30PM

Tutor: Clare Ford-Wille

Uncovering works by the Carracci family, who transformed Italian painting. 

The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury
£36 (coffee only)
E: Susan Branfield susanbranfield@waitrose.com


SUSSEX



A short history of the art and colours of garden design
10 FEB, 10AM–3PM

Tutor: Timothy Walker

Spanning 30,000 years, explore the history of horticultural design, looking at wall paintings and landscaped gardens. 

The Ark, Mount Lane, Turners Hill, West Sussex
£28 (coffee and lunch) or £18 (without lunch)
E: Richard Beale sussexstudydays@gmail.com


Edwardian elegance: art, high society and fashion
9 MAR, 10AM–3PM

Tutor: Mary Alexander

Discover the art and fashion of the Edwardian era, through the works of creatives including Philip de Lázsló, John Singer Sargent and Giovanni Boldini. 

The Ark, Mount Lane, Turners Hill, West Sussex
£28 (coffee and lunch) or £18 (without lunch)
E: Richard Beale sussexstudydays@gmail.com

The sublime to the ridiculous: Hogarth, Reynolds and Gillray
20 APR, 10AM–3PM

Tutor: Linda Smith

Discover the lives and works of these three  18th-century artists. 

The Ark, Mount Lane, Turners Hill, West Sussex
£28 (coffee and lunch) or £18 (without lunch)
E: Richard Beale sussexstudydays@gmail.com


SOUTH WEST


Am I Missing Something? Plymouth History of Arts Course
20 JAN, 3, 17 FEB AND  2, 6 MAR, 10AM–3.30PM

Tutors: Geri Parlby and Jeni Fraser

Examine cave art and carving, the art of Mesopotamia and Egypt, and discover Australian art from a European perspective. Trace, too, the development of sculpture, from prehistory to the 19th century, and the art of ancient Greece. For more details, visit theartssocietysw.org.uk

The Athenaeum, Derrys Cross, Plymouth
£130 (full course)
E: Lorette Logie lorettelogie@btinternet.com


Am I Missing Something? Sidmouth History of Arts Course
15, 22, 29 APR AND 13, 20 May, 10AM–3.30PM

Tutors: Geri Parlby and Jeni Fraser

Learn about saints, sinners and the history of stained-glass windows, and explore the work of women artists. The course also looks at Cornwall’s artistic heritage. For more details, visit theartssocietysw.org.uk

Sidmouth Rugby Club, Heydons Lane
£130 (full course)
E: Sonia Lapwood lapwoodsonia@gmail.com


HAMPSHIRE AND THE ISLE OF WIGHT

The history of the Royal Academy 
24 FEB, 10.30AM–3PM 

Tutor: Rosalind Whyte

The history and legacy of the Royal Academy of Arts, from 1768 to now.

The Guildhall, High Street, Winchester
£40 (lunch and refreshments)
E: Marilyn Wright marilyn.studydays@gmail.com


London’s cathedrals – overground and underground
20 MAR, 10.30AM–3PM

Tutor: Ian Swankie

Explore cathedrals, underground stations and skyscrapers in this celebration of the capital’s architectural wonders.

The Guildhall, High Street, Winchester
£40 (lunch and refreshments)
E: Marilyn Wright marilyn.studydays@gmail.com


The cultural heritage of the Huguenots
6 APR, 10.30AM–3PM

Tutor: Sue Jackson

The legacy of the Huguenots, who, after arriving in Britain in the 17th century, transformed the cultural landscape of areas such as London, East Anglia and Macclesfield.

The Guildhall, High Street, Winchester
£40 (lunch and refreshments)
E: Marilyn Wright marilyn.studydays@gmail.com


WEST SURREY


When art met science: the beauty and utility of gardens
8 FEB, 10.30AM–1PM

Tutor: Timothy Walker

The role of colour in garden design and the medicinal properties of plants. 

Clockhouse, Milford, Surrey
£18 (refreshments)
E: Liz Coult liz@coults.co.uk


WYVERN


Truth and beauty in art– an exploration of how the concept of truth and beauty in art has changed over time and between cultures

Tutor: 22 JAN David Rosier; 26 FEB Suzanne Perrin; 24 MAR Chantal Brotherton–Ratcliffe, 10AM-3.30PM

How the concepts of value, truth and beauty in art have varied between cultures throughout history. 

Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford
£114 (full course); £38 (individual sessions)
E: Hilary Reid Evans wyvernsd@gmail.com 


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ESSEX


Beethoven at 250
20 APR, 10AM–2.30PM

Tutor: Sandy Burnett

Exploring the composer’s great works, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth.

Little Baddow Memorial Hall, Little Baddow, Chelmsford
£35 (coffee and lunch)
E: Megan Bashir meganbashir@btinternet.com 

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