What happens when we open our hearts, minds and senses to the discovery of paintings?
The Gallery's Marc Woodhead and Dr Christina Bradstreet will guide you in exploring paintings using a variety of techniques such as exploratory conversation, memory association, guided and silent looking, journaling, and questioning.
Join a small, friendly group to connect personal and intuitive responses to paintings with established art history on this participatory short course. In responding to art collaboratively we will bring something new to our understanding.
Come with an open mind to reflect on and savour paintings in a range of thoughtful and playful ways.
Week 1: Hubbub
Explore the hubbub of Pissarro's 'The Boulevard Montmartre at Night'.
Week 2: Focus
Become absorbed in Chardin's 'The Young Schoolmistress'.
Week 3: Reflection
Quieten your mind with Corot's 'The Marsh at Arleux'.
Who is this course suitable for?
This course is for you, if you:
- love paintings, and would like to explore how connecting with personal, emotional and intuitive responses can deepen our understanding of the work
- would like to learn through thinking, listening, talking, writing and doing with a group of like-minded individuals.
Sessions last for an hour and a half and are co-led by Marc and Christina.
This is an online course, hosted on Zoom. It will not be recorded and we invite you to have your cameras switched on, to get the most from this participatory course.