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Conversations with paintings

Inspired by paintings, join a small, friendly community of enquiry to pose questions and share responses
Date
  • Tuesday, 1 June 2021
  • Tuesday, 8 June 2021
  • Tuesday, 15 June 2021
Time
7 - 8.30 pm BST
Available online only

About

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.

Your tutors

Kate Devine
Kate Devine is one of our Gallery Educators helping to open up the world of art history to diverse audiences. She also works with students and community groups at the Royal Academy of Arts and is currently preparing a PhD on 20th-century Italian art.
Edward Dickenson
Ed Dickenson is a Gallery Educator who started his teaching career in Japan before teaching in primary schools across London for a number of years. He has since worked in learning teams for Kensington Palace, Ben Uri Gallery, and the Horniman Museum in London.

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.

Format

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.

Conversations with paintings

Inspired by paintings, join a small, friendly community of enquiry to pose questions and share responses
Date
  • Tuesday, 1 June 2021
  • Tuesday, 8 June 2021
  • Tuesday, 15 June 2021
Time
7 - 8.30 pm BST
Available online only

Tickets

Standard: £75
Concessions: £70.50

Please note, this is a live event. A recording will not be available after the sessions.

Concessions are for full-time students, jobseekers, and disabled adults.