Classes A

ANCIENT  EGYPT                                                      Eva Ratz
Wed 10.30 – 11.35 (Room 28)                          
Spring and Summer Terms only, fortnightly on  Jan 16, 30; Feb 13, 27, Mar 13, 27;May 1,15, 29; June 12, 26; July 10.
Looking at the history of this ancient civilisation.

ARABIC FOR BEGINNERS                                      Judith Hirson
Mon 10.30 – 11.35 (Room 22)
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 last year’s beginners have not found impossible to learn.  Come to a friendly introductive course, led by a non-native speaker.

ARABIC POST BEGINNERS                                    Judith Hirson
Thur 14.00 – 15.05 (Room 33)
A follow – on class from Arabic for Beginners, for those dogged participants who completed the year.  MABRUK!                                                           

 ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY                                Peter Gotlop
Thur 11.40 – 12.45 (Room 33)
We shall look at Neo-Classicism in Russia and Germany. In England, especially on the West side of London, the improved construction of roads made possible the laying out of  speculative terraces and squares, including John Nash’s town planning scheme at Regent Street and Regent’s Park.  Road traffic was virtually overtaken by the railways, stimulating the building of stations, factories and mills in the new industrial towns and in London. Classicism gave way to the Gothic revival.  That particularly affected church design.  Questions are encouraged.    

ART APPRECIATION A                                        Gwen Wright                            
Thur 10.30 – 11.35 (Room 33)                            email: gwen.wright@virgin.net                   
Fortnightly on Sept 27; Oct 11, 25; Nov 8, 22; Dec 6. Jan 17, 31; Feb 14, 28; Mar 14, 28; May 2, 16, 30; June 13, 27; July 11. 
Renaissance Art.  We have now reached the time of the four great Italian Masters: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian, who produced some of the greatest art and sculpture ever produced.  I am thinking in particular of The Last Supper, the Sistine Chapel  Ceiling, the School of Athens and the Assumption of the Virgin. And also, of course, Leonardo’s role as “Renaissance Man” with his thousands of pages of notes and drawings. So do come and join us to learn more about these Renaissance “giants”.

ART APPRECIATION B                                        Jennifer Mills
Tue 11.40 – 12.45 (Room29) Spring Term only. 
Great Artists of the Seventeenth Century Part 2. 
This year we will focus on Flanders, England and Spain and enjoy the works of Rubens, Van Dyck, Murillo and Velasquez.  In addition we will consider some 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 28 September  at 12.30 in Room 22

ART: PRACTICAL A                                           Douglas Druce
Tue 15.10 – 16.15 (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 B                                              Steve Stephens
Wed 10.15 – 12.00 (Room 29)
Did you know that a Swiss gentleman named Goldenhoff was a painter who designed and flew his own aircraft?  This class is run by an aeronautical engineer who neither designed nor flew his own aircraft.  What has this to do with an Art class?  Nothing, but Steve just thought you might like to know.

ART: PRACTICAL C                                           Michelle Baker
Wed 14.00 – 16.15 (Room 29) fortnightly on  Oct 3, 17, 31; Nov 14, 28; Dec 12. Jan 23; Feb 6, 20; Mar 6, 20; Apr 3; May 8, 22; June 5, 19; July 3.
Pastels and Charcoal  We will focus on intuitive drawing and how best to use COLOUR.  Please bring 1) An A4 or A3 pad, 2) Inscribe pastels – £10 from Cass Art in Hampstead Village (discount available), 3) Assorted Charcoal Sticks, Artistic Quality.

ART PRACTICAL D                                               Jean Hudson
Thur 10.00 – 12.30 (Room 29)    email: jeanmary.hudson@gmail.com
Water colouring at your leisure – no tuition.

ART PRACTICAL E                                             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: F                                               Michelle Baker
Fri 13.00 – 15.00 (Room 29)                                   
Life Drawing and Portraiture. Please bring A4 or A3 paper, pencils, charcoal sticks, and pastels  available from Cass Art in Hampstead  Village.  A warm  welcome awaits you.  “I’m learning to do portraits properly” – Mrs Y.  “Enjoy life drawing with a real live model” – Mr N.  Come and join us.