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Online: Art Appreciation

Join artist, art educator and doctoral researcher Ali Eales on a journey through the twisted, yet beautiful world of the Baroque. From its inception in the sleepy northern Italian town of Trento to the court of the art-loving Charles I to the Dutch Golden Age. Searing through the 17th Century and into the 18th Century where the mighty ship BAROQUE, metaphorically speaking, floundered on the Rocks of Rocco and died a flowery death.


Wednesday 16 September 7pm: The Gloriously Twisted World of 17th Century Southern Baroque: From the Vatican in Rome to the Spanish Court of the Hapsburgs

Wednesday 14 October 7pm: The Gloriously Twisted World of 17th Century Northern Baroque: From the Court of King Charles I to the Dutch Golden Age

Wednesday 11 November 7pm: A whistle-Stop Tour of the Rocco Period: The Dying Days of the Baroque


Tutor: Ali Eales

Alastair is a Gallery Lecturer at Southampton City Gallery and has an MA in European Fine Art. Ali is a visual artist, working in his Hampshire studio. Ali host Art Appreciation sessions at Forest Art Centre for the past several years. His Sessions have proved really popular in Centre with a strong local following.


Tickets: £8 per session 

Sessions: Wednesday 16 September, 14 October and 11 November, 7pm - 9pm

Book your space for the Online: Art Appreciation with Hampshire Cultural Trust's Forest Arts Centre, New Milton now!


Class access information

This session will run live via Zoom, an online streaming website. Zoom is an online platform which allows you to talk live to your tutor via a video or audio call. As this class is live, you will need to be available at the time specified to participate.

To access your session you will need to set up a free Zoom account. You can do this by visiting https://zoom.us/ and clicking ‘Sign up, it’s free’.  You will also need access to a device with an internet connection and speakers– a computer, laptop, phone or tablet should do the job. If you would like to be able to talk with your tutor via audio your device will also need a microphone. If you would like to speak with your tutor via video your device will also need a camera.

Prior to the session date our team will be in touch via email. We will confirm the email address you have used to create your Zoom account so we can add you to the session. We will also send you detailed instructions via email to help you log into your online session. We will have a member of our team on standby to assist you with any issues you may have accessing your session. Simply email us at forest.arts@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk if you need help.



Please ensure that there is no offence or inappropriate items in your background, a member of HCT staff will be observing each live session and monitoring overall behaviour. Please take care when moving, please be aware of any hazards such has ornaments that could be knocked over or trip hazards. Please wear comfortable footwear and do not wear socks on slippery surfaces such as laminate floor. Wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing which is easy to move around in. Follow the teacher’s directions as per the video and be respectful of others in the class. We cannot accept responsibility for any injuries, loss or damage that maybe caused when following the movement. It is the viewers responsibility to look after their own safety and be sensible when moving and the viewer shall take part at his/hers own risk


  • Online: Art Appreciation


Forest Arts Centre

Address: Old Milton Road, New Milton BH25 6DS
Telephone: 01425 619983

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