Art Courses Spring/Summer 2017
PALLANT HOUSE GALLERY
At Pallant House Gallery we offer a wide range of opportunities for people to learn, discover and explore their creativity. Our 2017 programme of art history and practical art courses sees some exciting new additions to our pool of expert tutors and practising artists. In the spring/summer season you can delve deep into the story of Pallant House Gallery’s collection of collections, take an art historical journey through Paris, and explore the lives and work of Sussex’s artistic communities. Learn how to draw or collage in a series suitable for beginners, get to grips with using a sketchbook as an essential tool in your artistic practice, or try your hand at tapestry weaving or creative writing inspired by the Gallery’s exhibitions and collections. For enquiries or to book contact the Gallery on 01243 774557 / firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.pallant.org.uk Gallery Supporters
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Pallant House Gallery is a private company limited by guarantee under registered no.5045130 (England and Wales) and a registered charity for England and Wales under no. 1102435. You can help us to care for our world-class permanent collection, invest in our award-winning learning and community programme, and deliver exceptional exhibitions. Find out how you can support us: www.pallant.org.uk Front cover image: Ivon Hitchens, Flowers, 1942, Oil on canvas, Pallant House Gallery (Mrs Diana King Bequest presented through The Art Fund, 2003) © The Estate of Ivon Hitchens
Art History Courses Our Art History Courses led by expert tutors provide a range of in-depth insights into the history of art and are suitable for all. Courses are bookable in full or as individual sessions and include refreshments.
Pallant House Gallery Galleria, Photograph by Jane Airey © Pallant House Gallery
Pallant House Gallery: A Collection of Collections In this unique course discover the stories behind Pallant House Gallery’s ‘collection of collections’ and the collectors who contributed them, as told by our experienced Gallery Guides. Five session course Full course £130/ Individual sessions £30
The Origins of Pallant House Gallery and its Collections Tues 14 March, 11am – 1.30pm Introduced by Simon Martin, Artistic Director of Pallant House Gallery Led by Julia Cooper The course opens by exploring the reasons why and how people are motivated to collect and give to the public. Gallery Guide Julia Cooper then looks at the 18th century Pallant House and its original fine art and furnishings.
Patrick Caulfield, View of the Chimneys, 1964, Acrylic on canvas, Pallant House Gallery (Wilson Gift through The Art Fund) © Janet Caulfield
Walter Hussey, Patron of Art: Commissions for the Church and the Founding Collection Tues 21 March, 11am – 1.30pm Led by Liz Walker Walter Hussey, Dean of Chichester Cathedral 1955-1977, is celebrated for the artistic commissions he instigated at Chichester Cathedral from artists including John Piper, Graham Sutherland and Marc Chagall. He bequeathed his art collection to the city of Chichester in 1985, providing the Gallery’s founding collection. International Modernism from Cezanne to Abstract Expressionism: The Charles Kearley Bequest Tues 28 March, 11am – 1.30pm Led by Beth Funnell and Michaela Cranmer Charles Kearley, a property developer, had a budget of £700 a year to build his collection. With advice from art critic R H Wilenski, he bought works by Modern British and continental artists such as Paul Cézanne and Gino Severini. His collection was gifted to the Gallery through The Art Fund in 1989.
From Sickert to the Pop Artists: Colin St John Wilson’s Gift and the Architecture of the New Wing Tues 4 April, 11am – 1.30pm Led by Sarah Bunting The architect Prof. Sir Colin St John Wilson not only gave his collection of British Pop Art and figurative art to the Gallery, but also designed (in association with Long & Kentish) the Gallery’s contemporary wing in order to house it. St Ives and British Modernism: The George and Ann Dannatt Gift and the on-going Golder-Thompson Gift of Contemporary Prints Tues 11 April, 11am – 1.30pm Led by Diana Wooldridge and Michaela Cranmer Both of these gifts fill a number of gaps in the Gallery’s collections. The George and Ann Dannatt Gift of Modern British art includes post-war abstract art, while the Golder-Thompson Gift allows the Gallery to acquire contemporary prints on an ongoing basis.
Paris in the Spring: Art Treasures of Paris The beautiful city of Paris is the birthplace of modern art and home to some of the world’s most significant examples of medieval and Renaissance art. Take a journey through the art of the city’s churches, cathedrals and museums, from medieval masterpieces to contemporary design. Five session course Full course £130/ Individual sessions £30 From Ancient Paris to Masterpieces in the Louvre Tues 18 April, 11am – 1.30pm Led by Val Woodgate We will begin by looking at the medieval art and architecture of Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle and the world famous Unicorn tapestries in the Musée de Cluny before exploring the world-famous collection of The Louvre, the largest museum in the world. The Beginnings of Modernism: The Musée d’Orsay Tues 25 April, 11am – 1.30pm Led by Frank Woodgate A fascinating building in its own right, the Musée d’Orsay’s collection ranges from French Academic art to the beginnings of modern art, including works by PostImpressionists including Cézanne, Gauguin, van Gogh and Matisse.
Stravinsky fountain, Paris, Courtesy of B. Carlson www.flickr.com/photos/bcinfrance
The Musée Rodin and Public Sculpture Tues 2 May, 11am – 1.30pm Led by Linda Casey On his death in 1917 Rodin donated his entire collection to France on the condition that his home became a public museum. After taking a look at the museum’s collection of previously unseen works by Rodin we will investigate Paris’ vibrant and often surprising public sculptures. The Musée Picasso Tues 9 May , 11am – 1.30pm Led by Val Woodgate Throughout his life Picasso retained a large number of his own works; after his death in 1973 the French state accepted a large number of these works, in lieu of death duties, which formed the collection now housed in the beautiful Hôtel Sallé. The Centre Pompidou and Modern Art Tues 16 May, 11am – 1.30pm Led by Alexandra Epps Discover the fascinating story of the Musée National d’Art Moderne - Centre de Création Industrielle, from its controversial design by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano (now considered an icon of 20th century architecture) to its collection, one of the largest in the world.
Sussex Modernism and Retreat Tues 4 July, 11am – 1.30pm Led by Dr Annabel Haynes For many metropolitan modernists, including the poet William Butler Yeats and Ezra Pound, the Sussex countryside provided welcome solace from Europe’s culture capitals. We will examine the impact Sussex had on their work and how these rural retreats revitalised their work.
Paul Nash, Dead Spring, 1929, Oil on canvas, Pallant House Gallery (Kearley Bequest, through The Art Fund, 1989)
Sussex Modernism Many of the leading writers, artists, composers, architects and patrons of British Modernism lived in Sussex during key moments of their lives. Led by lecturers in Modernism at the University of Sussex, the course will explore their lives, work, homes and attitudes to the county. Four session course Full course £105/ Individual sessions £30 This course is part of Sussex Modern, a celebration of Sussex’s rich artistic history led by a partnership of nine museums and galleries from across the county. It launched with the exhibition ‘Sussex Modernism’ at Two Temple Place, London (28 January – 23 April 2017).
Sussex Modernism and Domesticity Tues 11 July, 11am – 1.30pm Led by Justine Shaw Looking at the visual art of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant at Charleston Farmhouse and the writing of Virginia Woolf at Monk’s House, we will consider how domestic spaces in Sussex influenced the Bloomsbury Set and other Sussex artists. Sussex Surrealism Tues 18 July, 11am – 1.30pm Led by Dr Hope Wolf Explore the lives, works and legacies of Surrealists in the region, including Edward James, Paul Nash, Edward Burra, Roland Penrose and Lee Miller before moving on to the works of lesser known Surrealist artists and poets. Sussex Modernism and Landscape Tues 25 July, 11am – 1.30pm Led by Dr Alistair Davies Focusing on the works of Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolf, Duncan Grant, David Jones, Paul Nash, Lee Miller, Roland Penrose and Edward Burra, we will ask how they reinvented the landscape tradition for the 20th century.
Saturday Art In Focus Explore a wide range of modern art concepts, genres and themes in this series of lectures on Saturday mornings. Full course £130 / Individual sessions £30 Getting to Grips with Abstract Art Sat 1 April, 11am – 1.30pm Led by Frank Woodgate Coinciding with the exhibition Victor Pasmore: Towards a New Reality, this session will look at the historical background and rationale of abstract art from Piet Mondrian’s spiritual and regulated abstraction to Jackson Pollock’s drips and splashes and beyond. Ways of Looking: The Golden Section and the Colours Red, White and Blue Sat 6 May, 11am – 1.30pm Led by Alexandra Epps Discover just some of the theories used by artists to bring order and meaning to their work. Begin with the sacred geometry of the Golden Section which has inspired thinkers from all disciplines before exploring the symbolism and significance of the colours red, white and blue.
A Brief History of Women in Art Sat 3 June, 11am – 1.30pm Led by Linda Casey Although women have been making art for centuries, many female artists have been forgotten or struggled to be recognised in the traditional narrative of the Western canon of art. Explore how women have been represented – and misrepresented – throughout history and how female artists, particularly since the 20th century, have challenged that landscape. Inspirations of the City: Art of the River and the City Sat 8 July, 11am – 1.30pm Led by Alexandra Epps Discover how the very different landscapes of the River Thames and the City of London have influenced and inspired artists from the historical to the contemporary. Explore views of the river and interpretations of the Thames’ eventful history, as well as the wealth of modern and contemporary public art found in the City of London. An Armchair Tour of Tate Britain and Tate Modern Sat 5 August, 11am – 1.30pm Led by Ian Swankie Explore two of the world’s most famous art galleries without leaving Chichester. Take a virtual tour through Tate Britain’s collection of British art from the 1500s to the present day, and explore highlights from Tate Modern’s international modern art collection.
Practical Art Courses Our practical art courses are led by practising artists and feature a range of creative processes from painting and drawing to creative writing and weaving. All participants will be sent information and a materials list prior to the course. Early booking is advised as places on each course are limited to 12.
Photograph by Oana Damir © Pallant House Gallery
Creative Space Practical courses for those who want to be creative but aren’t sure where to begin. Learn how to draw, paint and create collages in a friendly and supportive environment. Six session course Individual sessions £85/ Three sessions £220/ Full course £440
Drawing for the Terrified Weds 5 April, 10.30am – 4.30pm Led by Katie Sollohub Using charcoal, graphite, pen and pencil, you will be encouraged to experiment and make marks with no subject in mind. Learn exercises to help you relax and worry less about the outcomes as you move on to simple subject matters and are inspired to keep drawing at home.
Creative Collage Weds 24 May, 10.30am – 4.30pm Led by Katie Sollohub Working from a simple still life or imagery you find in the Gallery you will cut and tear shapes in coloured paper, draw simple lines with felt tips, crayons and pastels and learn how to notice spaces. Arrange your collage back in the Studio, where the creative fun really begins. Creative Collage: Inspired by the Figure Weds 21 June, 10.30am – 4.30pm Led by Katie Sollohub Using a model for inspiration, you will cut and tear shapes, scribble, capture lines of rhythm and movement, and compose a series of quick studies from the figure. Expressive/Experimental Drawing from Still Life Weds 20 September, 10.30am – 4.30pm Led by Katie Sollohub Prepare to get messy and play with charcoal, ink and other drawing materials. Work freely and create an expressive response to a still life without worrying about accuracy. Anything goes, including lots of rubbing out, drawing over the top, and even ripping up!
Terry Frost, Black and White Movement, 1954, Oil on board, Pallant House Gallery (The George and Ann Dannatt Gift, 2011) © The Estate of Terry Frost
Introduction to Paint: Painting Black & White Weds 11 October, 10.30am – 4.30pm Led by Katie Sollohub Using only black and white paint is an excellent way to really understand how paint feels and moves. Using acrylics and painting mediums for mixing and glazing, make abstract marks before moving on to a simple subject matter. Introduction to Paint: Painting Colour Weds 15 November, 10.30am – 4.30pm Led by Katie Sollohub Take a closer look at colour mixing and see for yourself how colours can be made. Guided by demonstrations and examples, choose a colour palette and create a composition from observation and your imagination, or create something entirely abstract.
John Craxton, Flowers in a Vase, c.1942, Black and coloured ink on paper, Pallant House Gallery (On Loan from a Private Collection, 2013) © The Estate of John Craxton
Spread from Graham Sutherland ‘Sketchbooks’, Left: Graham Sutherland, Study of a rock on the Picton foreshore, 1972, Pen, ink and watercolour; Right: Study of a rock formation, 1972, Pen, watercolour and gouche, Pallant House Gallery © The Estate of Graham Sutherland
Sketchbook: Primary Studies for Painting Learn how to create dynamic sketches and transform them into paintings. A dedicated sketchbook is an essential tool for this course. Two session course Individual session £85/ Both sessions £160
Sketchbook Development Sat 13 May, 10am – 4pm Led by Christopher Baker Learn how to strengthen your drawing ideas in the sketchbook to carry through to paintings. Study methods and attitudes that will directly impact on the dynamic relationship between the sketchbook and paint. The Painting Process Sat 4 November, 10am – 4pm Led by Christopher Baker Explore the relationship between sketchbook drawings and further work including the use of materials and ideas on colour, tonality, composition and expression. Use drawing attitudes that emphasise freshness and unity in the painting process to create work which shows a clear connection between the painting and the sketchbook.
Tapestry Weaving Workshop An introduction to tapestry weaving, using the colours and forms of the work of abstract artists such as Victor Pasmore as inspiration to create a small woven tapestry. Single workshop £85 Introduction to Tapestry Weaving Sat 27 May, 10am – 4pm and repeated Sat 11 November, 10am – 4pm Led by Caron Penney Working on pre-warped frames, investigate basic warp and weft structures and explore basic weaving techniques such as colour work, shaping and surface decoration. Materials and equipment including frames, clamps, scissors and bobbins will be provided. There will be an opportunity to buy equipment to take home at the end of the session.
Painting Workshop Discover your own unique visual language by interpreting what you see rather than just observing. Two-part workshop £160 From Representation to Abstraction Weds 7 June and Weds 5 July, 10am – 4pm Led by Colin Merrin RWS Working in sketchbooks you will collect ideas and explore the objective world through drawing before developing your ideas towards more objective forms of expression.
Caron Penny, Work No 2157 in progress, Commission for artist Martin Creed
Creative Writing in the Gallery Be inspired by the Gallery’s collection of Modern British art and explore your imagination in our two creative writing workshops. Individual session £105 (includes lunch at the Pallant Restaurant) Creative Writing Taster Day Sat 10 June, 10am – 4pm Led by James Simpson A day course for those new to writing or for writers wishing to reinvigorate their practice. You will explore different approaches to creative writing and have the opportunity to respond creatively to the Gallery’s space and collection. Poem in a Day Sat 16 September, 10am – 4pm Led by James Simpson Explore ways to stimulate the imagination and write with the senses in this day course. Use workshops, seminars and writing exercises to guide you through a series of poetic techniques. Draw stimulus from the Gallery’s collection or use your own imagination to write a poem in a day.
How to book To book please contact the Gallery on 01243 774557/ email@example.com Some of our workshops are bookable online. Visit pallant.org.uk/events Pallant House Gallery 9 North Pallant Chichester PO19 1TJ pallantgallery pallantgallery pallanthousegallery
Practical Art Course Tutors Christopher Baker is an artist, teacher and author who exhibits widely in the UK and Canada, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions. Colin Merrin RWS is an award-winning painter who was elected to the Royal Watercolour Society in 2009. His work is featured in many collections including the Royal Collection and the British Museum. Caron Penney is a Master Tapestry Weaver who was the former Studio Director of the West Dean Tapestry Studio and has worked with Tracey Emin, Martin Creed and Gillian Ayres. Caron now runs her own studio in Sussex.
Art History Course Tutors Pallant House Gallery: A Collection of Collections led by Gallery Guides Sarah Bunting, Julia Cooper, Michaela Cramner, Beth Funnell, Liz Walker and Diana Wooldridge.
James Simpson is a poet who has had work published in Agenda, The London Magazine, Resurgence and The Hardy Society, and is a Jerwood/Arvon writing fellow.
Paris in the Spring and Saturday Art in Focus led by Tate Guides and NADFAS Lecturers Val and Frank Woodgate, Ian Swankie, Alexandra Epps, and Linda Casey.
Katie Sollohub has been artist-in-residence at JMW Turner’s House in Twickenham and her work has been selected for the RA Summer Show and The Jerwood Drawing Prize.
Sussex Modernism led by Dr Hope Wolf, Lecturer in British Modernist Literature and co-director of the Centre for Modernist Studies at the University of Sussex and curator of ‘Sussex Modernism’ at Two Temple Place (28 January – 23 April 2017); also from University of Sussex, Dr Alistair Davies, visiting fellow; Dr Annabel Haynes, lecturer in Modernism; and Justine Shaw who is completing her PhD on Modernism.
Programme co-ordinated by Helen Martin, Adult Programme Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) with support from Gillian Thompson.