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Online: Art Appreciation

Join artist, art educator and doctoral researcher Ali Eales live on zoom throughout the New Year for Art Appreciation.

20 Jan: Art in Public: From the Prehistoric Caves of
Lascaux to Banksy's Street Art

Art vacillates between being a commodity - an
artefact to be traded and treasured - and something that sits outside the
commercial sphere, something that is part of the culture but also questions culture. In this talk, Ali will trace the history of public art
and draw parallels to contemporary street art and historic communal art
(parades, well dressing and folk dancing) that both question and explore the
big questions about life.

24 Feb: Behind the Mask: Picasso
the Modern Art Master

Picasso is arguably a modern art genius who changed the face of
art forever, and in this talk, we will explore his combined fascination and
celebration of Folk Art, Ethnographic Art and burgeoning artistic bohemia in
the first decade of the 20th Century.

24 March: William Morris and Edward
Burn-Jones: Masters of Medievalism

This talk will explore the life and work of two
of the most influential artists of the Victorian age: Morris and Burn-Jones.
Pioneers that straddled the Pre-Raphaelite, Arts and Craft and Medievalist

What you need: Please see class access information below.

Tutor: Alastair 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. Alis is also working towards a PhD
in visual art through the University of Southampton. 
His Sessions have proved really popular in Centre with a strong local following.

Tickets£8 per session 

Sessions: Thursday 20 Jan, 24 Feb and 24 March 2pm - 4pm

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 class you will 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

We are taking steps to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable time. More information is available here

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Forest Arts Centre

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

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