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ART HISTORY: GALLERY VISITS Michael Kauffmann

ART HISTORY: GALLERY VISITS Michael Kauffmann


ANCIENT EGYPT Eva Ratz
Wed 10.20 – 11.25 (Room 28)
Spring and Summer Terms only, fortnightly on Jan 18; Feb 1, 15; Mar 1, 15, 29; May 3, 17, 31; June 14, 28; July 12.

Looking at the history of this ancient civilisation.

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY Peter Gotlop
Thur 11.30 – 12.35 (Room 33)
This year, we shall concentrate on the eighteenth century, mainly in Britain and France but also looking elsewhere. I shall be employing my own collection of slides, built up over 50 years and, as usual, setting individual buildings within the political and economic context of the time. Maps, city views and portraits will be included, as appropriate. Discussion is encouraged.

ART PRACTICAL A New John MacBryde
Mon 10.00-11.30 (Room 29)
Landscape and Townscape A gentle introduction to open-air sketching using pen and wash, pen and coloured pencil, watercolour or even gouache and water-based oils. The course will include the study (and copying) of notable outdoor artists like David Gentleman, Edward Bawden and Patrick Caulfield and follow the examples in “Sketch Your World” by James Hobbs. We may venture onto Hampstead Heath during the Summer term. An extension into digital work on the iPad is a distinct future possibility (once I fully master the technique myself!).

ART PRACTICAL B Michelle Baker
Tue 10.30 – 12.30 (Room 29)
Drawing Art Class. Come and join us. We use charcoal, pastels and pencils. A warm welcome awaits you. “I love learning to do portraits properly” – Mrs Y. “Enjoy life drawing with a real live model” – Mr N. “And Still Life and imagination” – Mr A. “Fun, that’s what we have” Mrs B.

ART PRACTICAL C Douglas Druce
Tue 15.00 – 16.05 (Room 29)
Classical Drawing. Learn classical techniques to enable you to draw competently. We will use plaster casts of heads and hands for you to become experts. May be extended to painting. Please bring a drawing pad and an HB pencil.

ART PRACTICAL D Steve Stephens
Wed 10.15 – 12.00 (Room 29)
Have you always wanted to be an artist but never had the time? Oh dear, this class won’t help you at all! But do keep looking.

ART PRACTICAL E
Thur 10.00 – 12.30 (Room 29)
Water colouring at your leisure – no tuition.

ART PRACTICAL F Anthony Gotlop
Fri 10.00 – 12.00 (Room 29)
Practical drawing and painting in the traditional way.

ART APPRECIATION A Gwen Wright
Thur 10.20 – 11.25 (Room 2.21) fortnightly on Sept 29; Oct 13, 27; Nov 10, 24; Dec 8. Jan 12, 26; Feb 9, 23; Mar 9, 23; Apr 27; May 11, 25; June 8, 22; July 6.
Renaissance Art. Looking at the emergence of Renaissance Art, its transition into Middle and High Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe through the paintings, sculptures and buildings of Donatello, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and others! We also consider the influence of the Italian courts during this period. And which artist wrote a letter offering his services and ending with the sentence that he could also paint? Come and find out.

ART APPRECIATION B New Jennifer Mills
Wed 10.20 – 11.25 (Room 24) Spring Term only
The Virgin Mary in Renaissance and Baroque Art
This course will look at scenes from the life of the Virgin, from her birth to her coronation as the queen of heaven. In the process we will consider artistic styles and techniques, composition, patronage and social context. This is NOT a theological course.

ART HISTORY: GALLERY VISITS Michael Kauffmann
Visits to museums and galleries Autumn and Spring Terms only. Alternate Fridays at 10.30. Eleven visits to Art Galleries and Museums large and small. Sessions of about one and a half hours. As numbers are limited to 20, it is essential to book a place beforehand and it would be appreciated if those who apply would feel an obligation to attend the entire course – enquire in the Office. Introductory meeting on Friday, 30 September at 12.30 in Room 22.