Course overview

This course will take place in Southampton City Art Gallery, which has the most extensive collection of art in the region. The collection covers six centuries of European Art in a stunning 1930’s building, part of the civic complex, and Southampton’s cultural quarter. The course will begin with a tour of art on display, featuring highlights in an interactive discussion. The Gallery is fully accessible, with lightweight portable seats; participants will be encouraged to select a few artworks to sketch – suitable for complete beginners as tuition on this will be given during the session. Be inspired by this world class collection on our doorstep and meet likeminded people in a stimulating setting

Course description

Explore Southampton City Art Gallery’s diverse collection of fine art, which can tell the story of European art from the Renaissance through to the present day. Regularly rotating displays feature works from the collection, national touring exhibitions and work by local artists. The group will gather in the central hall, above the library (accessible by lift and stairs). Please bring a sketchbook, coloured pencils, eraser, and a bottle of water. There will be a short ‘comfort’ break in the session. Small portable chairs are available for those wishing to be seated during the tour, and larger benches are interspersed in the Gallery. The session will be divided in two sections, so that an overview of art on display may b gained, enabling participants to select a few art works to study further in their sketchbooks, with guidance from the tutor- a professional artist and member of the Gallery education team. This course is suitable for complete beginners and those who have more experience. Gain an insight into the cultural treasure on your doorstep.

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