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If you have a passion for art and visual culture, we can offer a wide range of courses to satisfy your interest. From architecture to abstract via the Dutch Golden Age and portraiture, our tutors will inspire you to view art differently.

Day Schools

28 March 2020
Plant hunters that transformed our gardens Dr Sandy Primrose

25 April 2020 - NOW ONLINE
The Painters, Sculptors and Architects of Central Europe Dr Aleksandra Koutny-Jones

16 May 2020 - NOW ONLINE
Artistic transmission across Central Europe Dr Aleksandra Koutny-Jones

6 June 2020 - NOW ONLINE
Counter-Reformation, Patronage and Cultural Landscapes Dr Aleksandra Koutny-Jones

27 June 2020 - REARRANGED TO 12 SEPTEMBER 2020
Herbal traditions for health Schia Mitchell-Sinclair, Julie Dore, Meredith Bailey

4 October 2020
One day, one master: Artemisia Gentileschi Dr Aleksandra Koutny-Jones

10 January 2021
One day, one master: Henri Matisse Jo Rhymer

3 July 2021
Leonardo da Vinci: red and white chalks with iron gall ink Nabil Ali

4 July 2021
One day, one master: Leonardo da Vinci Dr Lucia Tantardini

Residential Courses

26-28 June 2020 - NOW ONLINE
Colour connections: modern painting in Paris and London Jo Rhymer

24-26 July 2020 - NOW ONLINE
Leonardo da Vinci: man the measure of all things Shirley Smith and Craig Gershater

14-17 August 2020
A floral feast: flowers in art, culture and gardens from the ancient world to the modern Caroline Holmes and Twigs Way

17-21 August 2020
The Silk Route Susan Whitfield et al

11-13 September 2020
Introduction to 20th-century architecture Dr Sarah Pearson

16-18 October 2020
Garden History: skill and ingenuity Caroline Holmes and Twigs Way

13-15 November 2020
Early Netherlandish art in the later fifteenth century Dr Sophie Oosterwijk

11-13 December 2020
The body in Art Jo Rhymer

29-31 January 2021
The golden age of Danish art, 1815-1850 Dr Jan Cox

13-14 March 2021
Art and architecture of the Tudors Dr Sarah Pearson and Dr Christina Faraday

16-18 April 2021
Garden History: art and craft Caroline Holmes and Twigs Way

9-11 July 2021
Art, design and Edwardian society Dr Justine Hopkins

9-11 July 2021
Garden History: walking the landscape Caroline Holmes and Twigs Way

16-18 July 2021
From meadows to mountains: Dutch landscape painting in the Golden Age Dr Sophie Oosterwijk

16-18 July 2021
The medicinal use of plants Dr Patrick Harding

If you are interested in furthering your study in this subject area, please see our Award-bearing courses here our Online courses here and our International Summer Programme courses here.​

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