In this short participatory course, the Gallery's Kate Devine and Ed Dickenson will guide you in exploring paintings using a variety of techniques.
Together as a small, friendly group, we will explore how to connect personal and intuitive responses to paintings with established art history. We will bring something new to our understanding by building a community of enquiry.
The course involves three sessions and has a particular focus on discussion and philosophical enquiry - responding to paintings, posing questions, and exploring them collaboratively.
Come with an open mind to reflect on and savour paintings in a range of thoughtful, discursive, and playful ways.
Who is this course suitable for?
This course is for you, if you:
- love paintings, and are interested in exploring the relevance of National Gallery paintings in both historical and our own cultural and personal contexts
- would like to learn through thinking, listening, talking, and questioning with a group of individuals, who each bring their own perspectives.
No experience of philosophical enquiry is necessary, just a sense of curiosity and a willingness to try new techniques for collaborative exploration of paintings.
Sessions last for an hour and a half and are co-led by Kate and Ed.
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.