Upcoming Events

Art Week in the Badlands Artist Talk

Jim Davies is a well known artist who pushes the boundaries of landscape painting

Jim Davies is a well known artist who pushes the boundaries of landscape painting

For the second year in a row I have been asked to give a talk about landscape art. last year I talked about how landscapes, as a genre, changed from being considered “low class and common” to being a serious category for art. This year I decided to talk about landscape artists and light. Some artists use light in such a way that sets their work apart. Think of Canaletto, Turner or Constable to name a few.

Where? Drumheller Community Centre

Date: August 22nd at 7 pm followed by light refreshments

Cost: Absolutely free to the public.

History of Residential Furnishings

Chair by Arne Jacobsen

Chair by Arne Jacobsen

This course is part of the Residential Interiors certificate program however you do not need to be registered in the program to take this course.

Never look at furniture again and think “Wow, that’s new!”. The reality is that probably 95% of what comes out as new on today’s market has already been done in the past. Ah, you say… but when? That’s why you might want to take this class.

I cover furniture  and interior decoration from Greek and Roman classics right through to the 21st century. For more information check out www.extension.ualberta.ca

Where: University of Alberta Enterprise Square, 103 Street & Jasper Avenue
When: Runs for 13 weeks (39 hours) Wednesdays Sept 11-Dec 4, 2013 6:30-9:30 pm

Cost: As per program information.

Art History

Late 19th century Aesthetic Style painter Rosetti

This painting is associated with the Aesthetic Movement in England. Think Arts and Crafts, William Morris and you have the idea.

I love teaching this course and often refer to it as “The History Channel meets National Enquirer”. Many artists throughout history have led very interesting lives as they labor to make their art and this means there are lots of great stories.

The course covers Western art history from the Gothic period (or Middle Ages) to mid 20th century. This is a great course for people who love to travel and go to museums. The more you know, the greater the appreciation you have for what you see.

This course is part of the Fine Arts certificate program however you can audit the course purely for interest’s sake.

Where: University of Alberta Enterprise Square, 103 Street & Jasper Avenue
When: Runs for 13 weeks (39 hours) Wednesdays Sept 10-Dec 3, 2013 6:30-9:30 pm

Cost: As per program information. See www.extension.ualberta.ca

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