More Experimental Mixed Media
Sat, 28 Apr 18 9.30 - 3.30
£28 (Institute members), £33 (non-members) Includes coffee and sandwich lunch.
Another workshop introducing more drawing and painting methods. You need not have attended a previous workshop - if you have, you can build on your experience.
You will explore a wide range of media, working on diverse surfaces to create images with very different characteristics.
Learn how to refine and enhance your skills, and how to exploit the potential and limitations of all kinds of materials. You will be using a wide variety of techniques for drawing and painting and expand your understanding of the materials as you modify, combine and refine methods. Demonstrations and prepared examples will introduce the methods and media and open tasks will help you explore your own picture making using conventional and unexpected materials to create distinctive pictures.
Suitable for all ability levels. A materials list is available and some specialist materials will be provided and included in the cost, with a small stock for further purchase if you wish.
Murillo (1617/18 - 1682)
Sat, 05 May 18 9.30am - 3.30pm
Cost: including lunch £17.00 Member, £19.00 Non-member
“Oh, wonderful Spain…this romantic land covered in Moorish ruins and full of Murillo!” Benjamin Disraeli
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, the last great painter of Spain’s Golden Age, is celebrated both for his expressive religious compositions and for his sympathetic childhood scenes.
This study day, marking the 400th anniversary of his birth, presents an overview of Murillo’s life, work, and legacy. To enhance our understanding, we shall also examine aspects of the artist’s world – political, economic, religious, cultural… largely through the prism of his native city, Seville.
(In connection with the anniversary, there is a small Murillo exhibition at the National Gallery until 21 May.)
Emeritus Professor Chris Green
Sat, 12 May 18 10am - 3.30pm
£20 (Institute Members £18) includes lunch.
Re-arranged from 3rd March.
A lecture based celebration of the life of Leonard Bernstein (b 1918, died 1990) – Renaissance man and musician extraordinaire.
This study day will explore Bernstein as a composer for the concert hall, as a writer of theatre works, as a conductor, as a pianist and as a communicator.