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- London's smaller art collectionsCourse start date: Wed 7 Jun 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Julie BarlowDiscover some of London’s fascinating smaller art collections and hidden art treasures on this gallery-based art history course.Full fee £169.00
- Further village LondonCourse start date: Wed 21 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Paul Sinclair
A further five walks around London's former villages - Hampstead, Highgate, Archway, Fitzrovia and Soho.
Why did these areas grow up as villages and how did they become swallowed up by the city of London?
First meeting place: Hampstead, meet at Hampstead tube.Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £55.00
- Explore the areas around London's newest transport linksCourse start date: Mon 11 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Diane BursteinExplore areas adjacent to our newest London stations. Head south for Battersea and Nine Elms, east to Barking Riverside and along the Elizabeth Line to Farringdon, Bond Street, Whitechapel, Abbey Wood, Custom House, Ealing and Southall.
First meeting place: Monday 11 September at 11am: Meet outside Battersea Power Station tube.Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
- The art and culture of 17th century LondonCourse start date: Fri 22 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Julie BarlowDiscover the 17th century: a time of upheaval in Europe, intercontinental trade, religious schisms and a wide range of artistic styles. See its art, architecture and design in London’s galleries and museums. #arthistory #explorelondon #walkingtour.Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
- Introduction to the V&ACourse start date: Fri 29 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Julia MusgraveExplore the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum. We visit different galleries each week looking at the decorative arts, paintings and the transfer of design ideas across the centuries.Full fee £249.00
- Looking at paintingsCourse start date: Fri 29 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Julia MusgraveLook at masterpieces in major London galleries in this introduction to European painting. Explore different painting techniques and genres (landscape, portrait and history painting) for a basic understanding and increased enjoyment of Western art.Full fee £249.00
- The many sides of London's West EndCourse start date: Tue 3 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Richard WatkinsA course of walking tours of London’s West End showing its development from the seventeenth century, how its profile has ebbed and flowed, looking at it through specific themes.
First meeting place: Covent Garden tube, outside exit on James Street.Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £97.00
- Contemporary art in LondonCourse start date: Fri 28 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Chantal CondronExplore and discuss contemporary art on show in London. Each week we’ll visit 1-2 commercial galleries or a public gallery and examine specific exhibitions of contemporary art across a range of media including painting, works on paper, photography, new media and sculpture.Full fee £129.00
- National GalleryCourse start date: Wed 18 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Leslie PrimoDiscuss a differently themed group of paintings each week in front of the pictures. An opportunity to understand our national collection in greater depth.Full fee £249.00
- The City of London: the Square MileCourse start date: Wed 25 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Paul SinclairExplore the City’s development from Roman and medieval times through to the Tudors and Stuarts.
This course will comprise of 8 walks starting with Roman London. First meeting place at Monument station on the Monument side.Full fee £179.00
- National Portrait GalleryCourse start date: Mon 30 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Julie BarlowFull fee £139.00
- Renaissance art: making, locating and viewingCourse start date: Wed 8 Nov 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Emma Rose BarberThis course explores the Making, the Locating and the Viewing of Renaissance paintings in the collection of the National Gallery. This course takes place at the National Gallery.Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
- City of words: further adventuresCourse start date: Thu 11 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Eleanor JacksonLondon luxuriates in literary references. We follow the footsteps of the authors, poets and playwrights, and some of their creations, as we walk a brand new neighbourhood each week, exploring the literary connections.
London guide: Eleanor Jackson. First meeting point at Green Park tube station, street level, Piccadilly South side.
London guide: Eleanor Jackson.Full fee £169.00
- The art and culture of 18th century LondonFull fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
- Introduction to Tate ModernFull fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
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