Art History Courses - January to April 2018

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

Art History

Join our new monthly Study Mornings at £20 each!

Edgar Degas: Picturing Ballet
Friday 23rd February, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Degas’ depictions of ballet dancers shows us a glimpse of a world of grace and sensuousness, full of soft pastel shades, blurring and diffusing through movement and space. What he also describes for us is the hidden world of the dancer - a mixture of gruelling practice, exertion, fatigue and boredom.
Documenting this contrast between the public performance of great beauty and elegance with the unseen rigours of the ballet school, Degas’ unique approach to painting never fails to intrigue and delight.

Shakespeare and the Artists
Friday 16th March, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Artists began engaging with Shakespeare’s works in the early 18th century with small engraved images for frontispieces in new editions of the Bard’s plays. Since then the list of artists and movements depicting scenes from Shakespeare’s writings, or from poems inspired by the works, has grown considerably from Hogarth, Blake and Fuseli through to Delacroix, Landseer and the
Pre-Raphaelites and on to artists of the 20th century.

Paul Cezanne: Extraordinary Artist
Friday 20th April, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Cézanne’s exceptional insights, representations and theories on the use of space, form, colour, light and line was instrumental in changing the way contemporaries and future artists perceived and depicted the natural world and made a significant impact on nearly every radical phase of 20th century art.
Described by Picasso as ‘my one and only master...Cézanne was like the father of us all’.

2 Week Course - £25
Due to a huge amount of interest in this course we are running it again for the third time!
Spaces are very limited so if you are interested please book early.

St. Ives School
Friday 2nd and 9th February 9.30am to 12pm

An introduction to the artists associated with St Ives in West Cornwall, which became a centre for modern and abstract developments in British art from the 1940s to the 1960s. Artists such as Ben Nicholson, Christopher Wood, and the
artist who helped inspire them, Alfred Wallis, as well as Paul Lanyon and the sculptors Naum Gabo and Barbara Hepworth.
All these courses are tutored by Jennie Spiers