Classes A


ANCIENT EGYPT Eva Ratz
Wed 10.20 – 11.25 (Room 28)
Spring and Summer Terms only, fortnightly on Jan 10, 24; Feb 7, 21, Mar 7, 21; Apr 25. May 9, 23; June 6, 20; July 4.
Looking at the history of this ancient civilisation.

ARABIC FOR BEGINNERS –New- Judith Hirson
Thur 13.50 – 14.55 (Room 33)
Are you curious about the language spoken by one-sixth of the world? Are you intrigued by its unfamiliar script? Are you up for a challenge? Arabic is a beautiful, logical language which is not impossible to learn. Come to a friendly introductive course, led by a non-native speaker.

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY Peter Gotlop
Thur 11.30 – 12.35 (Room 33)
We look at Neo-Classicism in Britain and Ireland; then France, Germany and Russia. We look at buildings of the Industrial Revolution and also the Gothic revival which fired the imagination of architects. I shall use my own collection of slides of individual buildings, built up over fifty years, in their political and economic context. Maps, city views and portraits will be included as appropriate. Questions are encouraged.

ART APPRECIATION A Gwen Wright
Thur 10.20 – 11.25 (Room 2.21) fortnightly on Sept 28; Oct 12, 26; Nov 9, 23; Dec 7. Jan 11, 25; Feb 8, 22; Mar 8, 22; Apr 26; May 10. 24; June 7, 21; July 5.
Renaissance Art. We will continue our look at Renaissance Art during the 15th and 16th centuries and especially at the important role the Italian courts, kingdoms and families (particularly the Medici) played in commissioning and disseminating works of art. We also look at paintings, sculptures and architecture in the role they very often played in the historical events that were occurring at the time.

ART APPRECIATION B Jennifer Mills
Tue 11.30 – 12.35 Room 29 Spring Term only.
Great Artists of the Seventeenth Century This course will look at some of the big names such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Vermeer and assess their influence. It will also consider artists who deserve to be better known, including some female artists.

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 29 September at 12.30 in Room 22.

 ART: CLASSICAL DRAWING 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 A John MacBryde
Mon 9.45 – 11.35 (Room 29)
Real Life Drawing in Town and Country
A gentle introduction to sketching in the open air. We may go to Hampstead Heath and surroundings during the Summer term. We shall be using pen, pencils, watercolours and crayons or mixed media. Tuition will be based on the analysis and copying of modern British artists’ work such as Bawden, Ravilious, Piper and Hockney, projected on the screen. Initial equipment (to be brought) should include an A4 pad of cartridge paper and a set of sketching pencils (2H-6B) from Cass Art in Hampstead Village (discount available). Weekly e-mailed guidance notes to the class may include occasional easy “homework projects”.

ART PRACTICAL B Steve Stephens
Wed 10.15 – 12.00 (Room 29)
If, all your life, you have waited to join an Art class run by an aeronautical engineer with no teaching qualification, then you are in luck. Otherwise, you may well be disappointed. This warning complies with all relevant EU directives.

ART PRACTICAL C Avril Walker
Thur 10.00 – 12.30 (Room 29)
Water colouring at your leisure – no tuition
 
ART PRACTICAL D Judith Peacock 
Fri 10.30 – 12.30 (Room 29)
Whole-brain drawing and painting. A practical drawing and painting course designed to stimulate your creativity and encourage the use of all your skills – especially those you didn’t know you had – and using as many materials as possible. Lots of experimenting!

ART PRACTICAL: E Michelle Baker
Fri 13.00 – 15.00 (Room 29)
Life Drawing and Portraiture 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.