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20 February 2019How to Look at Art - A Strategy for Interpretation

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How to Look at Art - A Strategy for Interpretation Lynne Gibson Wednesday 20 February 2019

Would you like to develop your confidence in looking at Art? Do you want to discuss your opinions with insight? Put away the headphones, take your nose out of the catalogue and discover a strategy for looking at Art.

The strategy is a flexible approach to interpreting any piece of artwork, giving you the confidence to become an active, rather than a passive, viewer. It is a tool for life: simple and effective.

We will put it into practice by looking at a range of works from across the history of Western Art. Through small group work, you will be encouraged to share your ideas and discuss individual works.

This study day is a must for anyone interested in visiting galleries, exhibitions and art museums. It will, quite simply, help you to ‘see’ more! Learn to trust your own eyes and enjoy Art to the full.

Lynne Gibson

Lynne is a Freelance lecturer in the History of Art, Critical and Contextual Studies, as well as in practical Drawing, Painting and Printmaking. She has held posts at the Universities of Sussex and Bristol, where she introduced 'Understanding Art' to the Lifelong Learning programme. She gives talks, lectures, courses and guided tours for a wide range of organisations including ARCA colleges, Art Galleries and Museums, The Art Fund, The National Trust and The Arts Society. She has worked as a professional artist specializing in oil painting and etching, and her work has been exhibited widely and used in a range of publications.


10:00 – 10:30 Meet at The Village Hall in Crudwell

10:30 – 11:30 Small group and whole group discussion, brainstorming a wide range of artworks from post cards and projected images

11:30 – 12:00  Coffee and biscuits                             

12.00 – 13.00   Whole-group analysis and critique of two paintings using the strategy.

13.00 – 14.15   Lunch – Soup, bread, fruit and a glass of wine. Coffee and cake

14.15 –.15.30   Putting the strategy into practice: whole group analysis and critique of two paintings using the strategy.


£37 pp to include coffee, cakes and lunch with wine.

NOTE  This cost can only be refunded if there is a waiting list for the event and your place can be taken by another member.

To book your place on this exciting Special Interest Day click here for an application form.

For more information contact Anne Montague Jones on 01666 238658.