Courses – The Arts

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CARTOONING ABC: The world of comics

Zu Dominiak

Starts: Tuesday 5 October 6.30 pm – 8.30pm 5 weeks

Fees: £40/£35 Code: 05 106

This introductory course will encourage you to engage in the art of cartooning. Over the 5 weeks, the classes will cover:

    • Character creation
    • Environments
    • The language of comics
    • Lettering

and work towards producing a 2 page comic.

In this engaging class involving a programme of short creative tasks, you may opt to share your outputs or simply receive feedback from the tutor.

No specialist tools are required. Anyone with a pencil and paper, or whatever tools you enjoy using, is able to participate. Equally, no previous art skills are required but an interest in drawing is!

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A HISTORY OF ART: Byzantine and Medieval Art, Italy and the British Isles

Jo Chapman Campbell

Starts: Thursday 7 October 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm 5 weeks

Fee £40/£35 Code: 05 111

Join Dr Chapman Campbell on an exploration of Byzantine and medieval art in Italy and the British Isles. After many years studying, teaching and writing about art, Jo’s passion for her subject remains undimmed. This course will take you from Ravenna to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, to Dumfriesshire and the 8th century Ruthwell Cross and include both Pictish stone and English Romanesque sculpture tracing influences and connections in art across borders and continents. With Jo as your guide, this course promises an unforgettable historic journey into our artistic past.

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A HISTORY OF ART: The Florentine Renaissance

Jo Chapman Campbell

Starts: Thursday 11 November 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm 5 weeks

Fees: £40/£35 Code: 05 120

Widely recognised as the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence remains home to paintings, sculptures and architecture by the artists who flourished in the 14th to 17th centuries and influenced art across Europe. Dr Chapman Campbell ’s exploration of the Florentine Renaissance will start with Florence as the birthplace of Giotto and Duccio and across this 5- week course examine

    • Ghiberti and the Baptistery doors
    • The Brancacci chapel
    • Donatello in Florence
    • Florentine painting of the later Quattrocento

This course will put Florence on the ‘must visit’ list of any art lover and help previous visitors to the city see its art treasures in a new light.

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See also courses listed under Cinema

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