Residential Courses

Dillington House, 
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT 

Tel: 01460 258 648 
Fax: 01460 258 615 
Email: [email protected]

 

Erotic Art: A Celebration - Part One

with David Cuthbert 
13th January 2018
09.45am - 4.00pm

Fee: £54
This is the first day of a series of three illustrated talks which will include imagery from pre-history and the erotic art of so-called primitive cultures, the wall paintings of Pompeii, through to the allegories and more explicit imagery of the Renaissance. Since the eighteenth century there has been many varied expressions of sexuality depicted in Europe, the Americas and the Far East which we will explore in this rich mixture of sometime forbidden art. Over three courses we will see work by well known artists such as Titian, Rembrandt, Boucher, Picasso and Bonnard but also work by much less well known artists including Sascha Schneider, Jeanne Mammen, Tono Zancanaro, Paul Cadmus, Pauline Boty and Yannick Corboz.
All-comers welcome.

 

Telling Tales in Pictures

with David Cuthbert 
Dinner Friday 2nd - Lunch Sunday 4th February 2018

Residential fee from £312
Non-residential £215

This is an opportunity to use your imagination and memory to summon up visual dreams and fantasies. Storytelling and narrative are often seen as inappropriate for painters but all the great masters of the Renaissance told stories from myth and religion. In more recent times Goya told visual stories as has Picasso, Beckmann, Kitaj and Hockney. During the course we will use visual game playing as a way to get the imagination going and then we will choose from a number of alternative strategies in picture making – from drawing, collage and mixed media. This course is suitable for those with some experience in drawing and/or painting. 

 

Erotic Art: A Celebration - Part Two

with David Cuthbert
17th March 2018
09.45am - 4.00pm

Fee: £54


Erotic Art: A Celebration - Part Three

with David Cuthbert
7th April 2018
09.45am - 4.00pm

Fee: £54