Category Archives: Future Study Days

Special Interest Day – Chatsworth House – October 2018

Chatsworth House – October 2018
Chatsworth House
On Friday 12th October 2018, we will be hosting a Day of Special Interest at The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club, Leek Wootton, near Warwick CV35 7QT.

The speaker will be Simon Seligman who has spent almost thirty years working in the arts, heritage, tourism and communication.

The subject will be Chatsworth House, an historical overview of the evolution of the House and collections, and the garden. After lunch, a focus on the life and times of Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, the youngest and last surviving of the six Mitford sisters, who were prominent members of English society in the 1930s and 1940s.

The cost of the day will be £42.00 which will include lunch. Tickets will be on sale at the September and October lectures.

Roz Crampton

Image out of copyright. Taken from Morris, F. O.: “Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland” (1870)

Special Interest Day – How to Look at Paintings – March 2019

How to look at paintings – March 2019
Image supplied by the speaker

On Friday 15th March 2019, we will be hosting a Day of Special Interest at The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club, Leek Wootton, near Warwick CV35 7QT.

The speaker will be Stella Grace Lyons and the subject will be, "How to Look at Paintings: Unlocking hidden meanings in Art".

Stella gained her BA in the History of Art with first class honours from the University of Bristol and her MA in History of Art at the University of Warwick. She spent a year studying Renaissance art in Italy at the British Institute of Florence, and three months studying Venetian art in Venice. In addition, she attended drawing classes at the prestigious Charles H. Cecil studios in Florence.

Stella will introduce various art movements, cultural influences, artistic genres, artists and their work as well as different types of painting, such as narrative works and portraits. The aim of the day is to give the necessary skills to approach a painting and appreciate in depth its quality and its significance.

The cost of the day will be £42.00 which will include lunch. Tickets will be on sale at the February and March lectures.

Roz Crampton

Image supplied by the speaker