News for members of the Painting & drawing 2 group

South East U3A Forum summer school

The South East U3A Forum is running a summer school in Chichester from Monday 18th June to Thursday 21st June.

Sessions include:

  • Bridge Refresher Course
  • Culture & Rituals
  • Knitting
  • Mah Jong
  • The Joy of Maths
  • Jazz – The Sound of Surprise
  • Pagham, Parham and a Palace
  • Discovering Techniques in Water Colour Painting (subject to cancellation)
  • Portrayal of People, Events & Nature
  • Ukulele Tutor
  • Walking
  • Writing Your Life Story

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The secret language of art

This is a U3A study day hosted by the National Gallery in London on 24th November 2016.

It will focus on symbols and allegories in some of the most beautiful and intriguing paintings in the National Gallery. This study day will provide tools for reading the hidden meanings of well-known paintings. There is never a single definitive interpretation of a work of art, but you will learn some of the main types of visual allegory and symbolism available to artists working in the tradition of Western European painting.

Tickets cost £18.

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The age of Baroque - spectacle and style

From the Third Age Trust...

The National Gallery Collection
June 2nd 11am - 3.30pm - £18 per ticket

Following the success of our joint ventures exploring paintings in the National Gallery’s Collection both chronological and thematically, the National Gallery is delighted to be hosting another U3A study day which will focus upon the 17th century Baroque style in Italy, Spain, France and the Netherlands. This follows on from the study days on Italian and Northern Renaissance paintings

The meeting will introduce key themes and concepts, functions, chronology and techniques. The day will provide you with a well-rounded experience of various and fascinating aspects of the age of Baroque.

Join National Gallery experts for a baroque extravaganza. Enjoy a feast for the eyes, from the courtly splendour of works by Rubens and Van Dyck, to the light, darkness and drama of Rembrandt and Caravaggio’s revolutionary paintings.

If you're interested book directly with the Third Age Trust.