STUDY DAYS IN DORSET & SOMERSET - 2019/20

Jennie holds a variety of Art History study days in Dorset and Somerset and these run throughout the year.

 

To discuss or book one of Jennie's study days, please contact her direct, either by calling on 01258 818249 or sending an email via the contact page.

 

 

Plumber Manor, Fifehead Neville

Plumber Manor is a luxury Jacobean country house hotel set in quiet rural north Dorset. Built from local stone and surrounded by attractive gardens it has been owned by the same family for four centuries.

Summer Lodge, Dorset

 

 

Summer Lodge in Evershot is a Georgian listed country house hotel set in 4 acres of beautiful gardens.

 

 

Set in the heart of Poundbury, the Dorset Centre for Creative Arts provides masterclasses in both the arts and crafts. It hosts exhibitions, art courses and has its own cafe. For more details about the DCCA please click here.

 

2019 STUDY DAYS

JMW Turner - Rain, Steam and Speed

 

 

 Trains and Stations Through the Eyes of Artists

 

 

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

9 Fore Street, Evershot

Dorset DT2 0JR

 

 

Monday 4 November  

10.00 - 13.00

 

                                                         

 A study of the age of the steam driven locomotive as depicted in drawings, engravings, paintings and photographs.  This will take us on a fascinating journey through city and countryside, stopping at stations to view an interesting array of travellers arriving and departing.

 

The total cost for the day is £30.00 which includes refreshments with biscuits on arrival and pastries at our break.

 

Chauvet Cave Painting

 

 

 Gothic Art and Architecture

 

 

 

Plumber Manor Country House Hotel

Nr Sturminster Newton

Dorset DT10 2AF

 

 

Thursday 7 November

10.00 - 13.00

 

                 

 

 

 

                            

                         

The Gothic era was a period of incredible change and there was an explosion of new images: the glorious spectacles of the churches and cathedrals with their soaring vaults and glorious stained glass windows, Gothic architecture attempted to produce a heavenly environment on earth.  We will study the sumptuous manuscript illuminations, sculptures, stained glass and frescoes of this era as well as the design and building of the magnificent period of Gothic architecture through all its evolving manifestations.

 

The total cost for the day is £25.00 which includes refreshments with shortbread on arrival and homemade cake at break.

 

Hans Holbein - Portrait of Edward VI

 

 

 

The Portrait

 

 

Marsham Court Hotel

3 Russell-Cotes Road,

East Cliff, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3AB

 

 

Wednesday 13th November

 

 

 

 

 

 

From highly symbolic portraits of Elizabeth I and The Sun King, Louis XIV, to works by artists such as da Vinci, Dürer, Holbein, Van Dyck, Van Gogh, Kahlo and Spencer. We will discuss the portrait in its role as the representation of the likeness, personality, status and mood of the sitter.

 

The total cost for the day is £30.00 which includes refreshments on arrival and morning break and handouts.

Traquair - Portrait

 

 

Modern Scottish Women: Painters and Sculptors - 1885-1965

 

 

Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts

Middle Way Farm

Poundbury

Dorset

DT1 3AR

 

 

Tuesday 19 November

10.00 - 13.00

 

 

By 1965 an unprecedented number of Scottish women trained and worked as artists.  We will look at some stunning and innovative works by artists such as Margaret Macdonald, Phoebe Anna Traquair (1853-1936) and Anne Redpath and sculptors such as Hannah Frank and Ann Henderson.

 

The total cost for the day is £25.00 which includes refreshments on arrival and morning break and handouts.

 

Fra Lippi - Coronation of the Virgin

 

 Italian Renaissance

 

 

 

Plumber Manor Country House Hotel

Nr Sturminster Newton

Dorset DT10 2AF

 

 

Thursday 21 November

10.00 - 13.00

 

                     

                         

This wonderfully innovative period in art history moves us from the early attempts to paint perspective through to the High Renaissance where we study some of the most iconic images of this era, including the art of artists such as Botticelli, Fra Lippi, Mantegna, Piero della Francesca, da Vinci, Michelangelo & Raphael.

 

The total cost for the day is £25.00 which includes refreshments with shortbread on arrival and homemade cake at break.

 

Sargent - Lady Agnew

 

 

 John Singer Sargent

 

 

The Monks Yard,

Horton Manor, Horton Cross, Ilminster

TA19 9PY

 

 

 

 

Monday 25 November

10.00 - 13.00

                                                                                                   

 

 

Sargent’s work stands out amongst other portraitists for its exceptional individual style and innovation.  This is also true for his remarkable figure and landscape works in both oils and watercolours and his numerous drawings.  We will study this prodigiously talented man through as many works as I can fit in during the morning – sheer delight! 

 

The total cost for the day is £30.00 which includes refreshments on arrival and biscuits at our break.

 

Waterhouse - Miranda

 

Shakespeare and the Artists

 

 

Marsham Court Hotel

3 Russell-Cotes Road,

East Cliff, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3AB

 

 

Saturday 30 November

 

 

Artists began engaging with Shakespeare’s works in the early 18th century with small engraved images for frontispieces in new editions of the Bard’s plays.  Since then the list of artists depicting scenes from Shakespeare’s writings has grown considerably from Hogarth, Blake and Fuseli through to Delacroix, Landseer, the Pre-Raphaelites and on to artists of the 20th century.

 

The total cost for the day is £30.00 which includes refreshments on arrival and at break and handouts.

 

Maes - The Idle Servant

 

 

 Nicolaes Maes: Dutch Master of the Golden Age

 

 

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

9 Fore Street, Evershot

Dorset DT2 0JR

 

 

Monday 2 December 

10.00 - 13.00

 

 

 

 

 

          (Exhibition at the National Gallery 22 February – 31 May 2020)

 

This exhibition is the first devoted to Maes, a leading artist of the Dutch Golden Age and one of Rembrandt’s most important pupils.  He is best known for his intimate scenes of daily life where he pioneered the theme of the eavesdropper; his carefully styled narratives often make the viewer a participant in the scene. 

 

The total cost for the day is £30.00 which includes refreshments with biscuits on arrival and pastries at our break.

 

Ben Nicholson - 1934

 

Artistic Couples

 

 

Marsham Court Hotel

3 Russell-Cotes Road,

East Cliff, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3AB

 

 

Wednesday 11th December

 

 

Exploring the life and work of couples whose romantic partnerships inspired experimentation and collaboration and radically altered the course of each artist's creative life.  Artists such as Vanessa Bell & Duncan Grant, Dod & Ernest Procter, Laura & Harold Knight, Eric Ravilious & Tirzah Garwood, Ben Nicholson & Barbara Hepworth, Robert Colquhoun & Robert MacBryde.

 

The total cost for the day is £30.00 which includes refreshmants on arrival and at break and handouts.

 

Blake - The Sick Rose

 

Art and Poetry

 

 

 

Marsham Court Hotel

3 Russell-Cotes Road,

East Cliff, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3AB

 

 

 

Saturday 14 December

 

 

 

For centuries, art has inspired some of our greatest poets and, likewise, poems have inspired some of our greatest artists.  We will study works by artists such as William Blake, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and David Hockney to appreciate how they interpreted the writings of poets such as Geoffrey Chaucer, Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Walt Whitman.

 

The total cost for the day is £30.00 which includes refreshments on arrival and break and handouts.

 

Whistler - Princess from the Land of Porcelain

 

 

James McNeill Whistler: Capturing the Butterfly

 

 

Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts

Middle Way Farm

Poundbury

Dorset

DT1 3AR

 

 

Tuesday 17 December

10.00 - 13.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

A study of Aestheticism and Japonisme in Whistler’s works.  Whistler said that for him the ‘influence of Japanese art meant the carrying on of a tradition, not a revolution in Western art, for art is unchangeable’.  For mainly aesthetic reasons, Whistler combined the prosaic with the exotic, illusions of depth and perspective with decorative style and arrangements in his paintings.  These factors were to remain the main tensions in Whistler ‘s art throughout his career.

 

The total cost for the day is £25.00 which includes refreshments on arrival and morning break and handouts.

 

Ernest Proctor - Zodiac

 

 Artistic Couples

 

 

The Monks Yard,

Horton Manor, Horton Cross, Ilminster

TA19 9PY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 16 December

10.00 - 13.00

                                                                                                   

 

Exploring the life and work of couples whose romantic partnerships inspired experimentation and collaboration and radically altered the course of each artist's creative life.  Artists such as Vanessa Bell & Duncan Grant, Dod & Ernest Procter, Laura & Harold Knight, Eric Ravilious & Tirzah Garwood, Ben Nicholson & Barbara Hepworth, Robert Colquhoun & Robert MacBryde.

 

The total cost for the day is £30.00 which includes refreshments on arrival and biscuits at our break.

 

Boilly - The Geography Lesson

 

 Louis-Leopold Boilly

 

 

Plumber Manor Country House Hotel

Nr Sturminster Newton

Dorset DT10 2AF

 

 

Thursday 19 December

10.00 - 13.00

 

         

 

 

 

           

                         

One of the most important artists of revolutionary France.  Working in a politically turbulent Paris he witnessed the French Revolution, the rise and fall of Napoleon, and the Restoration of the French Monarchy.  From controversially seductive interior scenes, which saw him get into trouble with the authorities, to ‘first-of-their-kind’ everyday street scenes and clever trompe l’oeils, Boilly’s daring responses to the changing political environment and art market he encountered highlights his sharp powers of observation and wry sense of humour.  

 

The total cost for the day is £25.00 which includes refreshments with shortbread on arrival and homemade cake at break.

 

2020 STUDY DAYS

Turner

 

 Trains and Stations Through the Eyes of Artists

 

 

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

9 Fore Street, Evershot

Dorset DT2 0JR

 

 

Monday 10 February 

10.00 - 13.00

 

A study of the age of the steam driven locomotive as depicted in drawings, engravings, paintings and photographs. This will take us on a fascinating journey through city and countryside, stopping at stations to view an interesting array of travellers arriving and departing.

 

The total cost for the day is £30.00 which includes refreshments with biscuits on arrival and pastries at our break.

 

Kneller

 

 British Baroque: Power and Illusion

 

 

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

9 Fore Street, Evershot

Dorset DT2 0JR

 

 

Monday 9 March

10.00 - 13.00

 

 

[Exhibition at Tate Britain (5 February – 19 April 2020)]

 

To complement the Tate Exhibition, we will be looking at the works of the leading painters of the day – including Peter Lely, Godfrey Kneller and James Thornhill. “From the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 to the death of Queen Anne in 1714, the late Stuart period was a time of momentous change for Britain. From the royal court as the brilliant epicentre of the nation’s cultural life to the rise of party politics, the exhibition will look at the magnificence of art and architecture as an expression of status and influence.”

 

The total cost for the day is £30.00 which includes refreshments with biscuits on arrival and pastries at our break.

 

Beardsley

 

 Aubrey Beardsley

 

 

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

9 Fore Street, Evershot

Dorset DT2 0JR

 

 

Monday 30 March

10.00 - 13.00

 

 

[Exhibition at Tate Britain (4 March – 25 May 2020)]

 

 

A morning study of the unique talent of Aubrey Beardsley, which will give a deeper insight into this incredible artist’s oeuvre during his short career.  The Tate’s exhibition of his drawings will be the largest for 50 years.  Spanning seven years, it “will cover Beardsley’s intense and prolific career as a draughtsman and illustrator, cut short by his untimely death from tuberculosis, aged 25. Beardsley’s charismatic, enigmatic persona played a part in the phenomenon that he and his art generated, so much so that Max Beerbohm dubbed the 1890s the ‘Beardsley Period’.”

 

The total cost for the day is £30.00 which includes refreshments with biscuits on arrival and pastries at our break.

 

Titian

 

 Titian: Love, Desire, Death

 

 

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

9 Fore Street, Evershot

Dorset DT2 0JR

 

 

Monday 27 April

10.00 - 13.00

 

 

 

 

[Exhibition at the National Gallery (16 March – 14 June 2020)] 

 

We will discover the colourful world of the Venetian School of painters through discussing the glorious works by Titian.  The National Gallery states: “Combining Titian’s remarkable talent as both artist and storyteller, the mythological scenes capture moments of high drama…. Titian expertly manipulates paint and colour to dazzling effect; capturing luminous flesh, sumptuous fabrics, water, reflection, and atmospheric, almost enchanted, landscapes.”

 

The total cost for the day is £30.00 which includes refreshments with biscuits on arrival and pastries at our break.

 

Gentileschi

 

 Artemisia

 

 

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

9 Fore Street, Evershot

Dorset DT2 0JR

 

 

Monday 1 June

10.00 - 13.00

 

 

[Exhibition at the Sainsbury Wing, National Gallery (6 April – 26 July 2020)]

 

What a delight to examine the works of this incredible woman, as the National Gallery states: “At a time when women artists were not easily accepted, Artemisia Gentileschi was exceptional. She enjoyed a long and successful career as a painter, spanning more than 40 years, and she was the first woman to gain membership to the artists’ academy – the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno – in Florence.”

 

The total cost for the day is £30.00 which includes refreshments with biscuits on arrival and pastries at our break.

 

Kauffman

 

 Angelica Kauffman

 

 

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

9 Fore Street, Evershot

Dorset DT2 0JR

 

 

Monday 29 June

10.00 - 13.00

 

 

[Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London (28 June—20 September 2020)]

 

Our study morning will look at yet another outstanding woman artist: “In 18th-century Europe, Angelica Kauffman was a very successful artist in a largely male-dominated field. In this major exhibition, we trace her trajectory from child prodigy to one of Britain’s most sought-after painters. Angelica Kauffman (1741–1807) was one of the most successful artists of her time and a founding member of the Royal Academy.”

 

The total cost for the day is £30.00 which includes refreshments with biscuits on arrival and pastries at our break.

 

Cezanne

 

 Cezanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings

 

 

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

9 Fore Street, Evershot

Dorset DT2 0JR

 

 

Monday 27 July

10.00 - 13.00

 

[Royal Academy, London (12 July — 18 October 2020)]

 

A study of the artist whom Picasso called “the father of us all.”  Concentrating on some of the works in the RA’s exhibition, which they describe: “With their radiant colours and rugged forms, Paul Cézanne’s paintings of the rocky landscapes of his native France are among the most extraordinary of his career…...The late paintings are among his greatest and most profoundly moving works.”

 

The total cost for the day is £30.00 which includes refreshments with biscuits on arrival and pastries at our break.