STUDY DAYS IN DORSET & SOMERSET - 2019

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

Macdonald - The Three Perfumes

 

Modern Scottish Women: Painters and Sculptors 1885-1965

 

 

Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts

Middle Way Farm, Poundbury, Dorset

DT1 3AR

 

 

Tuesday 4 June

10.00 - 13.00

 

 

In 1885 Sir William Fettes Douglas, President of the Royal Scottish Academy, declared that the work of a woman artist was ‘like a man’s only weaker and poorer.’  In the same year, Fra Newbery became the Director of the Glasgow School of Art and promoted gender equality amongst his staff and students.  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 (1864-1933),  Phoebe Anna Traquair (1853-1936) and Anne Redpath(1895-1965) and sculptors such a Hannah Frank (1908-2008) and Ann Henderson (1921-1976).

 

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

 

Holman Hunt - Valentine Rescuing Sylvia

 

 Shakespeare and the Artists

 

 

Marsham Court Hotel

3 Russell-Cotes Road,

East Cliff, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3AB

 

 

Saturday 8 June

10.00 - 13.00

 

 

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 and movements depicting scenes from Shakespeare’s writings, or from poems inspired by the works, has grown considerably from Hogarth, Blake and Fuseli through to Delacroix, Landseer and the Pre-Raphaelites and on to artists of the 20th century.

 

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

 

Augustus John - T E Lawrence

 

 Augustus John: Drawn from Life

 

 

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

9 Fore Street, Evershot

Dorset DT2 0JR

 

 

Monday 10 June

10.00 - 13.00

                                                                                                   

Exhibition at the Salisbury Museum (18 May - 29 Sepember)

 

In the first three decades of the 20th century Augustus John (1878–1961) was widely considered one of the greatest living British artists, famous almost as much for his extraordinary Bohemian lifestyle as for his outstanding portraits, etchings and drawings. 

 

The total cost for the day is £30.00 which includes refreshments and pastries.

 

Rothko - Violet, Green and Red

 

 

J M W Turner and his Influence on Modern Art Movements

 

 

 

Marsham Court Hotel

3 Russell-Cotes Road,

East Cliff, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3AB

 

 

Wednesday 19 June

10.00 - 13.00

 

 

 

 

 

We will explore this outstanding artist’s influence on future generations of artists, such as the Impressionists, and what led the American Abstract Expressionist artist, Mark Rothko, to remark in viewing Turner’s works: “This man Turner, he learned a lot from me.”  Within a single year (1839–40) the Art Union described Turner as ‘the greatest of the age’ and a‘madman’ who ‘says wonderful things between fits’.  Let’s make our own minds up on that by studying his fabulous later works in detail.

 

The total cost for the day is £25.00 which includes morning break refreshments of home made fruit cake and biscuits.

 

Wright - Iron Forge

 

Joseph Wright of Derby

 

 

Plumber Manor Country House Hotel

Nr Sturminster Newton,

Dorset DT10 2AF

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 20 June 

10.00 - 13.00

 

Joseph Wright of Derby (3 September 1734 – 29 August 1797): Wright has been acclaimed as "the first professional painter to express the spirit of the Industrial Revolution". His paintings of the birth of science out of alchemy are a significant record of the struggle of science against religious values in the period known as the Age of Enlightenment.  He was also a painter of remarkable landscapes and portraits and is now considered to be one of Britain’s most interesting and wide-ranging painters.

 

The total cost for the day is £25.00 which includes morning break refreshments of home made fruit cake and biscuits.

 

Lautrec - Box at the Theatre

 

Cafe Culture in Paris: The Lure of Montmartre

 

 

Summer Lodge

Country House Hotel

9 Fore Street, Evershot, Dorset DT2 0JR

 

 

 

Monday 24 June

10:00 - 13:00

 

 

Artists, intellectuals, and writers flocked to this bohemian district, frequenting its vibrant cabarets, café-concerts, dance halls, music halls, theatres, and circuses and celebrating them in their paintings, literature, and poems. Looking at depictions of Montmartre from the early 1880s through to the early 1900s by artists such as Renoir, Van Gogh, Picasso and Lautrec. 

 

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

 

 

Burne-Jones - Angel

 

 Edward Burne-Jones

 

 

Marsham Court Hotel

3 Russell-Cotes Road,

East Cliff, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3AB

 

 

Saturday 29

June

10.00 - 13.00

 

 

 

 

 

A new look at Burne-Jones’ varied and highly distinctive works depicting Arthurian knights, classical heroes and Biblical angels – working across painting, stained glass, embroidery, jewellery and more. With his friend William Morris he was a pioneer of the arts and crafts movement, which aimed to bring beautiful design to everyone.

 

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

 

Westall - Ophelia

 

Shakespeare and the Artists

 

 

Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts

Middle Way Farm, Poundbury, Dorset

DT1 3AR

 

 

Tuesday 2 July

10.00 - 13.00

 

 

 

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 and movements depicting scenes from Shakespeare’s writings, or from poems inspired by the works, has grown considerably from Hogarth, Blake and Fuseli through to Delacroix, Landseer and the Pre-Raphaelites and on to artists of the 20th century.

 

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

 

Henry Lamb - Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Lamb: Out of the Shadows

 

 

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

9 Fore Street, Evershot

Dorset DT2 0JR

 

 

Monday 8 July

10.00 - 13.00

                                                                                                   

Exhibition at the Poole Museum (18 May - 29 Sepember)

 

Discussing the work of this highly skilled British artist.  Tracing his development and influences and paintings of Poole's urban scene and unemployed workers in the 1920s.

 

The total cost for the day is £30.00 which includes refreshments and pastries.

 

Royal Portal - Chartres Cathedral

 

Gothic Art

 

 

Marsham Court Hotel

3 Russell-Cotes Road,

East Cliff, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3AB

 

 

Saturday 20 & 27 July

10.00 - 13.00

 

 

 

 

 

The Gothic period, mid-12th Century to, in some regions, up to the late 16th Century, was a period of incredible change in the notions of time, space and light. There was an explosion of new images in the Gothic world: 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 each study day is £30.00 which includes morning break refreshments of home made fruit cake and biscuits. Both sessions £60.00.

 

Caillebotte - Un Balcon

 

Gustave Caillebotte

 

 

Summer Lodge

Country House Hotel

9 Fore Street, Evershot, Dorset DT2 0JR

 

 

 

Monday 22 July

10:00 - 13:00

 

 

 

 

Intriguing, innovative and influential artist whose highly original works developed from Realism and Impressionism and went on to inspire the Neo-Impressionists such as Seurat and Signac. Caillebotte had an extraordinary gift for rendering the angled perspectives of photography on to canvas with outstanding skill.

 

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

 

 

Rothko - Violet, Black, Orange ...

 

 

JMW Turner and his Influence on Modern Art Movements

 

 

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

9 Fore Street, Evershot

Dorset DT2 0JR

 

 

Monday 5 August

10.00 - 13.00

                                                                                                   

 

Turner’s influence on artists such as James McNeill Whistler, the Impressionists and the American Abstract Expressionist, Mark Rothko, who remarked: “This man Turner, he learned a lot from me.” 

 

The total cost for the day is £30.00 which includes refreshments and pastries.

 

Rossetti - The Blessed Damozel

 

 

 Art and Poetry

 

 

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

9 Fore Street, Evershot

Dorset DT2 0JR

 

 

Monday 2 September

10.00 - 13.00

                                                                                                   

 

For centuries, art has inspired poets and, of course, poems have inspired artists.  We will look at works by many poets such as Chaucer, Tennyson, Whitman and artists such as Blake, Rossetti and Hockney.

 

 

The total cost for the day is £30.00 which includes refreshments and pastries.

 

Tissot - Young Lady in a Boat

 

 

 Jacques Joseph Tissot

 

 

The Monks Yard,

Horton Manor, Horton Cross, Ilminster TA19 9PY

 

 

 

Monday 9 September

10.00 - 13.00

                                                                                                   

 

(James Tissot) (1836-1902): A successful painter of Paris society before moving to London in 1871 where he had a brilliant career as a society painter. His paintings of fashionably dressed women shown in various scenes of everyday life are stunning.  We will be reading his works through the symbols of Victorian Narrative painting and discovering the language of flowers and of fashion accessories such as handkerchiefs and fans.

 

 

The total cost for the day is £30.00 which includes refreshments and biscuits.

 

Gauguin - Self Portrait with Halo and Snake

 

 

 Gauguin Portraits

 

 

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

9 Fore Street, Evershot

Dorset DT2 0JR

 

 

Monday 7 October 

10.00 - 13.00

 

 

(To complement the Exhibition at the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery 7 October 2019–26 January 2020)

                                                                       

 

 

                         

Spanning the later years of his life and focusing solely on his portraits, the exhibition follows Gauguin’s move away from Impressionism towards Symbolism.  We will discuss several of Gauguin’s works to discover their attributes and meanings. 

 

The total cost for the day is £30.00 which includes refreshments and pastries.

 

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 and pastries.

 

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 and pastries.

 

Raphael - Madonna of the Pinks

 

Italian Renaissance

 

 

Marsham Court Hotel

3 Russell-Cotes Road,

East Cliff, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3AB

 

 

Autumn dates to be confirmed

 

 

 

 

The centre of the European Renaissance movement was in Italy, however, over time the ideas and influences of the Italian Renaissance spread to other areas of Europe. Details and confirmation of dates to follow.

 

The total cost for the day is £25.00 which includes morning break refreshments of home made fruit cake and biscuits.