Drawing for block-printed fabric Tulip and Willow by William Morris, 1873

What’s on: future study days

Study days are designed to explore specific subjects in depth, under the leadership of one or more expert lecturers. The topics range widely but we try to include subjects relating to forthcoming major exhibitions in London where possible, and recent study days have included Anglo-Saxon Treasures, the Arts and Craft Movement, Cubism and Caravaggio.

Study days are held at various central London locations (often either the Conway Hall, Bloomsbury Baptist Church Hall or the Keynes Library at Birkbeck) and typically last for five or six hours, including breaks for refreshments (tea and coffee provided) and lunch (not included).

Current fees for study days are £38, unless indicated otherwise on the booking page, and are for members only.

Members only

Fully booked

Matisse: concepts of colour

  • Wed 18 December 2019
    11am-4.15pm
  • Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts
  • Lecturer: Ben Street

Looking at Matisse’s work in terms of his contemporaries and collaborators, the artists of the past he most admired, and the artists who took on and explored his legacy after his death, this study day will present fresh thinking on Matisse, his art and his importance now.

Members only

Places available

The Scottish Colourists

  • Thu 16 January 2020
    11am-4.30pm
  • Lettsom House
  • Lecturer: Roger Billcliffe

Since the 1970s the achievements of four young men known as the Scottish Colourists have been more widely recognised and acknowledged. Roger Billcliffe will look at the careers of each of them – J D Fergusson, S J Peploe, F C B Cadell and G Leslie Hunter. Although often exhibiting as a group they rarely, if ever, all four worked together. These four sessions will trace how their work developed – together and individually.

Members only

Places available

The Ghent Altarpiece: exploring the van Eycks’ masterpiece

  • Fri 27 March 2020
    11am-4.15pm
  • Brockway Room, Conway Hall
  • Lecturer: Dr Paula Nuttall

This study day will look at the altarpiece created by Jan and Hubert van Eyck in depth, placing it within the wider scope of their output, unpacking its imagery and meaning, interrogating the problem of its authorship and original appearance, recounting its later history, and exploring some of the discoveries to have emerged during its current restoration.

Study Events Coordinator

Maggie Stockton

 

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