Short Courses & Lectures
History of art lectures with Art Historian, Fiona James.
Wishing to offer a holistic approach to the classical art training offered at the school. Everyone is welcome to come whether it is on a monthly basis or a one off visit. A background in History of Art is not needed and this course is accessible to all.
The next lecture is the 18th October 2018.
Please call Rachel on 07827 973728 to book your place and for more information.
Our History of Art Lectures take place on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Please see below the next 3 confirmed dates.
8th November 2018
13th December 2018
10th January 2018
£20.00 per person to include; Lecture, Wine and Nibbles. Arrival at 6:30pm
Fiona James taught at Cheltenham Ladies College for 15 years and has recently retired from her post at the College. Fiona's particular interests are nineteenth century art, The Renaissance and Modernism.
3 day Sculpture course with ellen christiansen
29th-31st October 2018
£395.00 with a deposit of £100.00
Christiansen studied at Chelsea and Camberwell Schools of Art after being spotted by a visiting art teacher at the age of thirteen. At Camberwell she was one of the last students to benefit from the teaching of fellow exhibitor Brian Taylor. After Graduating she worked with him both as his model and as a collaborator on portraits of his sons and his dogs. She is now one of a very few who continue to work using his measuring technique derived from stone carving.
She works exclusively from life with animals, the figure and on portraiture, where the rather open-ended process makes for endless discoveries and infinite possibilities.
Christiansen has exhibited with Society of Portrait Sculptors for the last three years and was awarded the Talos Award in 2011. Christiansen also won The Founders’ Sculpture Prize in 2014-2015.