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Art for Me View details

Bespoke course for adults attending Sahir House

Art for Wellbeing View details

Art is a continuous, never-ending process of learning and discovery. Whatever art media you choose to work with, this course endeavours to help students to acquire certain basic skills and practices. Students will be encouraged and supported to develop their choices and to research and source their own subject matter, perhaps choosing to paint in a narrative style, reflecting personal experiences. Students can work from work sheets, printed images and photos. Students will be encouraged to study examples of paintings by both historical and current artists; to both inform and inspire. This course will be a continuation of the previous one, so there will be an opportunity for students to complete unfinished work. Students will be working with coloured drawing and painting media - coloured pencils, pens, coloured inks and water colours. A range of subject matter will be available and students are welcome to bring their own.

Art for Wellbeing View details

Art for Wellbeing View details

This course is designed to give students the opportunity to explore a variety of art and craft techniques through a series of mini projects. The sessions will be very flexible with students being given the opportunity to personalise their own learning journey towards the end of the course. Students will be able to work at their own pace. Each class will be delivered in a very relaxed and gentle way, offering students the chance to escape the pressures of daily life and just enjoy experimenting in a creative, fun environment.

Art History: Art and Society View details

This course is largely determined by the students, they will express what they would lie to explore in further depth and to help them appreciate and understand what they are looking at in exhibitions and galleries.

Art History: Cezanne, his art and life View details

We will explore Cezanne's art from the first years in Paris in the 1860s to his late years in Aix-en-Provence. We will look at the subjects he came back to almost obsessively (bathers, still-lifes with apples, card players and the Mont Sainte-Victoire). We will also study his painting technique and creative process. Although enigmatic, his personality and personal life will be discussed. Finally, we will address his status in art history. Many younger artists considered Cezanne as "the father of modern art", implying that his example was essential for the early developments of 20th century art.

Art History: Cezanne, His Art and Life View details

We will explore Cezanne's art from the first years in Paris in the 1860s to his late years in Aix-en-Provence. We will look at the subjects he came back to almost obsessively (bathers, still-lifes with apples, card players and the Mont Sainte-Victoire). We will also study his painting technique and creative process. Although enigmatic, his personality and personal life will be discussed. Finally, we will address his status in art history. Many younger artists considered Cezanne as "the father of modern art", implying that his example was essential for the early developments of 20th century art.

Art History: Myths, Legends and Romance in Art and Music View details

Have you ever looked at the painted ceilings in historical houses and struggled to understand the stories they show, or wondered why Orpheus went into the underworld? Myths, legends and romances have been the lifeblood of art and music throughout history. Enjoy this journey though the landscape of literature from ancient to modern times. Hear the tales behind the sculptures and pictures, from the flood stories of ancient Iraq and the bible to Beatrix Potter and Wind in the Willows. Listen to the music, from folk tunes to the symphony orchestra and the operas, music inspired by the stories of the ancient heroes in Greek mythology and the intrigues of the devious gods. Enjoy the golden braid of literature, art and music from different epochs: Babylonian and Egyptian myths. Greek and Roman stories. Bible stories. Dark Ages literature. Arthurian legends. Medieval Romances. Shakespearean tales. Middle Eastern tales. Victorian and 20th century stories in art.

Art History: The 'New Woman' and Art - Women Artists from 1870 - 1930 View details

This lecture explores the art of several women artists who played a significant role in the early developments of modern art, such as Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Sonia Delaunay, and Natalya Goncharova. Their lives and careers will be set in perspective with the concept of "the New Woman". Coined at the very end of the nineteenth century, it referred to the growing number of independent career women. In the art world, more and more women became professional artists and a number of them were at the forefront of artistic innovation.

Art of Clay View details

This is an opportunity to learn and develop pottery skills using the creative process as your building blocks in developing and improving your art work.

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