We meet the second Monday of each month. The doors open at 10.00 for a 10.15 start.
We explore a large range of art, in time, style, and place. A fullish archive appears below the current programme.
We have about 30 regular members, and we can take more. We work on the principle of sharing ideas and expertise, and some of us take it in turns to research and present about our chosen topics. It’s not compulsory, but any offers would be welcome. Sometimes we have DVDs instead, and we have outings to galleries from time to time. We have visited Compton Verney, the Ashmolean in Oxford, and Birmingham Art Gallery. We welcome suggestions as to where future trips might take us, as well what aspects of art we could explore. Afterwards there is group discussion, followed by tea or coffee. The cost for all this is £3.00 per session.
Phone: O74Ol O37O93.
Change of date for April, as our usual slot falls on Easter Monday
|January 13th||Jackson Pollock||DVD|
|February 10th||Love the Art, Loathe the Politics||Mike Bagshaw|
|March 9th||Leonardo da Vinci – Exploring Humanity||Barbara Curry|
|April TBA||Trip – Lucas Cranach – Compton Verney|
|May 11th||Pompeii and Herculaneum||Shaun Hughes|
|June 8th||Art of the 1920s||Members|
|July 13th||Pointillism||Barbara Curry|
|August 10th||Braque||Shaun Hughes|
|September 14th||Gustave Courbet||Caroline Bagshaw|
|October 12th||Printed Art – engraving, lithography, etc||Tor Hilyard|
|November 9th||Thomas Eakins||Mike Bagshaw|
|December 14th||Art Surprise||The team|
|January 11th, 2021||Becoming a Better Painter||Barbara Curry|
This is a fullish list of topics we have covered in 11 years, none so exhaustively that we wouldn’t welcome more on the same themes.
|Aboriginal Art||African Art||Allegory and Symbolism||Art and Music||Art, or Not?|
|Australian Art||Max Beerbohm||Birds Beasts and Flowers||Bratby and the Kitchen Sink||Brazilian Art|
|Bronzino||Bruegel Dynasty||Caravaggio||Cave Art||Cezanne|
|Charcoal Demonstration||Childhood in Art||Christmas Cards||Classical Greek art||Coal Mines in Art|
|Colour Theory and Practice||Commercial Art||Constable||Dutch Interiors||Eggs in Art|
|Embroidery||Fake Van Goghs||Lavinia Fontana||Lucian Freud||Food and Drink in Art|
|Abram Games||Giacometti||Glasgow Boys||Graphic Novels||Barbara Hepworth|
|Horses in art||Ice Age Art||Impressionists in Britain||Augustus John||Gwen John|
|Osbert Lancaster||Manet||Mediaeval Church Paintings||Jean-Francoise Millet||Miro|
|Modigliani||New Yorker Cartoons||Newlyn School||Georgia O'keeffe||Grayson Perry|
|Photography as art||Picasso||Portrait Demonstration||Pottery||Propaganda Posters|
|Raphael||Rauschenberg||Ravilious||Odilon Redon||Regency Satire|
|Martin Rowson||Scottish Colourists||Seaside in art||Sculpture – Post-1900||Sea in Art|
|Seago||Social Issues in Art||St Ives Artists||Staffordshire Pottery||Staithes (Yorkshire Impressionists)|
|Street art||Surrealism||John Tenniel||Toulouse-Lautrec||Trains in Art|
|Richard Wilson||Winter in Art||Joseph Wright of Derby|