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

Caillebotte - Un Balcon

 

Gustave Caillebotte

 

 

POSTPONED UNTIL THE AUTUMN

 

Proposed venue:

Monks Yard, Horton Cross

Ilminster, Somerset

TA19 9PY

 

Please check this website for confirmation of details

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Rossetti - The Blessed Damozel

 

 

 Art and Poetry

 

POSTPONED

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 with biscuits on arrival and pastries at our break.

 

Augustus John - T E Lawrence

 

 Augustus John: Drawn from Life

&

Henry Lamb: Out of the Shadows

 

 

The Monks Yard

Hortin Cross

Ilminster

TA19 9PA

 

 

Monday 9 September

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. 

 

Exhibition at Poole Museum (18 May - 29 September)

 

Jennie will be 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 on arrival and biscuits at our break.

 

Tissot - Inscheping in Calais

 

Jaques Joseph Tissot

 

 

Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts

Middle Way Farm

Poundbury

Dorset

DT1 3AR

 

 

Tuesday 10 September

10.00 - 13.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 £25.00 which includes refreshments on arrival and morning break and handouts.

 

Burne Jones - Winchester Cathedral

 

The Neo-Gothic

 

 

Marsham Court Hotel

3 Russell-Cotes Road,

East Cliff, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3AB

 

 

Saturday 14 September

 

 

 

 

Beginning with a look at Horace Walpole’s house, Strawberry Hill, which was a huge influence on the emergence of Gothic Revival architecture throughout the 18th and 19th Centuries.  We will move on through Barry and Pugin’s designs for the Houses of Parliament and Pugin’s own home, The Grange, at Ramsgate and on to the later 19th century adoption of the ‘new’ style with the Arts and Crafts Movement.  This ‘new’ style did not rest solely in architecture, we will look at artists working at this time and designs for tiles, furnishings and fabrics to complement the interior of the Neo-Gothic house.

 

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

 

Harold Harvey - Two Young Girls with a Butterfly

 

British Realist Paintings in the 1920s and 1930s

 

 

Marsham Court Hotel

3 Russell-Cotes Road,

East Cliff, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3AB

 

 

Wednesday 18th September

 

 

 

When abstract art became fashionable after WWII, many artists opted instead for a new sharp-focused realist style and found new subjects in modern life.  Artists such as Meredith Frampton, James Cowie, Stanley and Gilbert Spencer, Hilda Carline, Gerald Leslie Brockhurst, Laura Knight and Harold Harvey.

 

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

 

Raphael - Madonna of the Pinks

 

Italian Renaissance

 

 

Marsham Court Hotel

3 Russell-Cotes Road,

East Cliff, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3AB

 

 

Saturdays 28 September

& 5 October

 

 

 

 

 

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 £30.00 which includes refreshments on arrival and morning break and handouts.

 

Mondrian - Evening Red Tree

 

 

 

Piet Mondrian and De Stijl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts

Middle Way Farm

Poundbury

Dorset

DT1 3AR

 

 

Tuesday 1 October

10.00 - 13.00

 

Mondrian's rigorously geometric paintings in primary colours are icons of the 20th century and had a powerful impact on popular taste in art and design.  I will be tracing and explaining his evolution from a more realistic style showing the influence of Luminism, through to Impressionism, Pointillism and most importantly, Cubism.

 

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

 

Chauvet Cave Painting

 

 

 Fresco Painting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plumber Manor Country House Hotel

Nr Sturminster Newton

Dorset DT10 2AF

 

 

Thursday 3 October 

10.00 - 13.00

 

                                              

                         

A history of frescoes studying the origins of wall paintings in the caves at Chauvet and Lascaux in France and continuing on to the stunning frescoes painted in Medieval and Renaissance eras, concluding with fresco painting today.

 

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

 

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 with biscuits on arrival and pastries at our break.

 

Lenin

 

Art Under the Dictators

 

 

Marsham Court Hotel

3 Russell-Cotes Road,

East Cliff, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3AB

 

 

Saturday 26 October

& 9 November 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historically, art has been used to reinforce the power of political rulers and states since the ancient Egyptians.  We will be looking at the more recent application of this relationship between art and power through the use of art as a propaganda tool under the dictators from 1930-45 in Italy, Moscow and Berlin. 

 

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

 

Stanley Spencer - Self Portrait 1936

 

 

 British Realist Paintings of the 1920s and 1930s

 

 

The Monks Yard,

Horton Manor, Horton Cross, Ilminster TA19 9PY

 

 

 

 

Monday 28 October

10.00 - 13.00

                                                                                                   

 

When abstract art became fashionable after WWII, many artists opted instead for a new sharp-focused realist style and found new subjects in modern life. Jennie will be studying artists such as Meredith Frampton, James Cowie, Stanley and Gilbert Spencer, Hilda Carline, Gerald Leslie Brockhurst, Laura Knight and Harold Harvey.

 

 

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

 

Anne Redpath - Indian Rug

 

 

Modern Scottish Women: Painters and Sculptors 1885-1965

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marsham Court Hotel

3 Russell-Cotes Road,

East Cliff, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3AB

 

 

Wednesday 30th October

 

 

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 £30.00 which includes refreshments on arrival and morning break and handouts.

 

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

 

 

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.