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Art Herstory View details

ART HERSTORY – women in art, representation and practice How have women traditionally been represented in art? How does this representation affect us today? Who were the women artists in history? Why do we know little about them? How has the historical treatment of women in art directed the practice of women artists today? Building on the recent local exhibitions The Enchanted Interior (Laing Art Gallery) and Judy Chicago retrospective (Baltic), this series of workshops aims to explore the place of women in art as both subject and practitioner.

Art in Churches View details

The Church has historically been a major patron of the arts. From lavish medieval altar pieces to contemporary installations in Cathedrals, this course looks at the variety of art commissioned by the Church, and discusses where good examples can be seen in the region.

Art in the Landscape (Off the Page) View details

Art in the Landscape ( Off the page) A practical introduction to Land Art. This friendly, supportive course will challenge our cosy notions of what art can be. Taking art ‘Off the page’ we will use the physical landscape as our palette and find ways to express our relationship to the natural world. The tutor, Jim Roseveare is an artist and tree surgeon; he brings to the course his knowledge of the complex woodland environment. Through walking, discussion and practical engagement we will use all our senses to explore and make art in the dynamic surroundings of Summerfields Woods. Expect to get dirty! A basic level of fitness is required.

Art of the 19th and 20th Centuries View details

‘Modern Art’ arouses strong feelings - like it or loathe it! This course traces the development of painting and sculpture from Impressionists such as Monet and Renoir, via the artistic revolutions caused by Cezanne and Picasso, to the diversity of Jackson Pollock and the contemporary British artists.

Art of the British Empire View details

European imperialism has been an important feature of world history over the last 500 years. This course will explore the relationship between British imperialism and British visual culture with particular emphasis on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. By drawing on a range of sources – including paintings, photographs and printed material – the course will explore how British artists, travellers and settlers across the Empire responded to the people and places they encountered, how their approach was influenced by their preconceptions, and what impact their work had back in Europe. Each session will be structured around a broad theme, and will involve the discussion of a range of relevant images and texts. Themes to be covered will include exploration, landscapes, the recording of historical events, imperial architecture, and depictions of colonised peoples and colonial societies.

Art School Drawing and Painting View details

Art School Drawing and Painting Using mixed media, paint, charcoal, chalk pastel , we will explore still life subjects in a fun friendly environment . One to one support will be offered to introduce all learner to using art materials and techniques. Come and join us .

Art: Mixed Media (Improvers) View details

An improvers’ art course for learners who would like to develop their skills and creativity in order to achieve self development, and build a portfolio of work to exhibit. We will use charcoal, graphite, pastels, watercolour, acrylic and collage. Learn the ‘tricks of the trade’ while developing your own style.

Art: Mixed Media Beginners (Red House Museum) View details

A beginners’ art course aiming to teach basic skills of drawing and painting, and build creativity. We will use pencil, charcoal, pastels, watercolour, acrylic and collage. Learn to make art work that you would be proud to have on your wall in a friendly supportive atmosphere.

Art:Mixed Media -Beginners View details

A beginners’ art course aiming to teach basic skills of drawing and painting, and build creativity. We will use pencil, charcoal, pastels, watercolour, acrylic and collage. Learn to make art work that you would be proud to have on your wall in a friendly supportive atmosphere.

Art-Appreciation View details

West Sussex is a county of small towns and modest churches, but there are some treasures to be found. There is a series of remarkable Saxon churches, astonishing medieval wall paintings and intriguing memorials. The villages and towns are rich in vernacular architecture – the most important being Chichester. There are some great houses, notably Petworth , with its extraordinary collection of paintings from the sixteenth century on, its remarkable architecture and Capability Brown parkland. This course looks at some of the most interesting examples of the art and architecture in the county and we will make some fascinating discoveries.