Chippenham Park and Ely Cathedral

Members Outing

Wed, 21 Feb 18
9.00am - 5.00pm

Cost: £30.00 per person. Booking available now

Enjoy a morning exploring the gardens of Chippenham Park, Cambridgeshire, created in the 1690s, now with lakeside walks and drifts of seasonal flowers. We then take the short drive to Ely for a guided tour of the magnificent Cathedral, with over 900 years of rich architectural history and its unique 14th Century octagonal lantern tower

Parker Library Corpus Christi, Cambridge

Members Outing

Wed, 14 Mar 18
9.00am - 5.30pm

Cost: £25.00 per person. Booking available now.

We take a guided tour of the Parker Library. Founded over 500 years ago and known throughout the world for its collection of ancient manuscripts and texts including the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (principal source for early English history) the 6th century Gospels of St. Augustine, the Bury Bible and Chaucer's Troilus. Visit includes free time in Cambridge.

London Postal Museum

Members Outing

Tue, 17 Apr 18
8.30am - 6.00pm

Cost: £30.00 per person. Booking available now.

The Postal Museum, London’s newest attraction, holds over 400 years of postal heritage, including archive records designated as being of outstanding national importance. Collections include 150 years of iconic street furniture and fleet vehicles - and British stamps from 1840. Visit includes a ride on the Mail Rail - a “secret” narrow gauge underground rail network abandoned and forgotten for decades – now fully renovated.


More Experimental Mixed Media

Steve Joyce

Birkbeck Room

Sat, 10 Feb 18
9.30 - 3.30

£27 (Institute members), £32 (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.

Life Drawing Day

Paul Vousden

Birkbeck Room

Sat, 17 Feb 18
9.30 - 3.30

£35 (Institute members) £40 (non-members) includes coffee and sandwich lunch

Open to any level of experience, this practical study day with a professional life model will include some demonstration and discussion of techniques, principles and approach using appropriate examples from art history.
“…things that can be gained from the practice are personal visual language, composition and spatial awareness. As humans it is only natural that depicting our form should play an important role as subject matter.” (St Ives Drawing School)
Please bring your preferred art materials, paper and drawing board. Some materials and papers will be available for purchase from the tutor on the day.

Lennie 100

Emeritus Professor Chris Green

Birkbeck Room

Sat, 03 Mar 18
10am - 3.30pm

£20 (Institute Members £18) includes lunch.

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.

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