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What’s on: future online courses

Our courses are designed to give members a chance to explore a wide range of new or familiar topics in the fields of art and architecture, at a level to suit their own expertise. Online courses consist of five weekly two-hour sessions, and are led by an acknowledged authority in the subject.

Courses are open to Society members only. Current fees are £90 for a five-week course; it is not possible to pay for part of a course.

Members only

Places available

Abstract Expressionism

  • Wed 6 January - Wed 3 February 2021
    10am-12pm
  • Lecturer: Ben Street

Abstract Expressionism is a term used to refer to artists living and working in American cities around the tail-end of the Second World War. The five-part course will address the complexities and nuances of this sometimes maligned moment in western art.

Members only

Places available

Lucca and the art of luxury

  • Tue 9 February - Tue 9 March 2021
    11am-1pm
  • Lecturer: Dr Geoffrey Nuttall

This course charts the rise of the silk industry in Lucca between 1375 and 1435, illustrating the beautiful fabrics created and describing how these silks were used as assertions of authority and power within the lavish display culture of the European courts, as well as offering fresh insights into the ways artistic patronage operated and suggesting new ways of thinking about how ideas and works of art were transmitted between artistic centres.

WAYS TO BOOK AND PAY FOR EVENTS

We encourage online booking using WebCollect by clicking on BOOK PLACES in the event details section. It is also possible to book by printing and completing a paper booking form  and sending it together with a cheque to our Administrator at the address on the form.

Payment for subscriptions and event bookings through WebCollect can be made by card (via PayPal), by direct debit, by bank transfer, or by cheque. For information on each payment option, you can either read more on this site, or download the information as a PDF .

If you require any further information you may call and leave a short message at tel: 0843 289 4663. Please state the event you enquiring about. (Calls cost 7p per minute plus any network access charge your phone company may levy)

Terms & Conditions

Applying for Courses and Study Events as a member of the Society;  cancelling an application (including cancellation fees, and circumstances under which we will give a full or partial refund); what happens if the Society cancels a Course or Study Event. Read more on this site, or download a PDF of our Terms and Conditions