Art History Courses - September to December 2018

Enquiries & Bookings: Telephone 01202 888992 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday


Study Mornings only £20 each!

Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Friday 14th September, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Marc Chagall was a Russian-French artist of Belarusian-Jewish origin.
An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in virtually every artistic format, including painting, illustration, stained glass, stage sets, ceramics, tapestries and fine art prints. This is an intensely personal vision of the world portrayed in powerful imagery that combines symbolism, fantasy and memory with a wonderful sense of colour, design and line.

Three Dorset Artists of the Georgian Era
Friday 14th December 9.30am to 12.30pm

Sir James Thornhill (1675/6 – 1734), born in Weymouth, was a highly regarded Baroque artist who won numerous distinctions and became the first English artist to be knighted. Giles Hussey (1710 – 1788) was born in Marnhull and was the first British artist to create a portrait of Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie). Thomas Beach (1738 – 1806) was born at Milton Abbas and studied under Sir JoshuaReynolds and exhibited in the RA for many years.


2 Week Courses, £34

The Art of the Garden
Fridays 5th and 19th October, 9.30am to 12.00pm

Discover depictions of some beautiful, inspiring and intriguing gardens dating back to the Egyptians through to the wonderful Italian Renaissance Gardens. Find out the meanings and origins of theirdesign including the Arts & Crafts garden designs or simply enjoy the garden paintings by the Impressionists and beyond. This course features works by artists such as Monet, Clausen, Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Sargent, Guthrie, Cedric Morris, Klimt, Matisse, Kandinsky, Spencer, John Nash and Winifred Nicholson.

History of Landscape Painting
Fridays 16th and 30th November, 9.30am to 12.00pm

Landscapes and seascapes have inspired artists throughout history and here is the chance to view them as portrayed by artists throughout different eras, styles and movements. Also, considering how artists merge the landscape with their artworks the works of Ian HamiltoFinlay, Richard Long, Andy Goldsworthy and Antony Gormley.