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

Places available

Thinking about abstractism

  • Mon 21 October 2019
  • Brockway Room, Conway Hall
  • Lecturer: Linda Bolton

This study day will explore the development of abstraction by considering Kandinsky’s journey from the figurative to the abstract; Mondrian’s search for harmony and spirituality in his paintings; and Abstract Expressionists Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko and their use of colour, form and gestural painting.

Members only

Places available

Matisse: concepts of colour

  • Wed 18 December 2019
  • 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.

Study Events Coordinator

Maggie Stockton



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