Courses and Lectures

Upcoming Courses

The Renaissance in Rome (2 Groups: Tues & Wed)

This ten week course will explore perhaps the most significant period in the history of Western Art, the Italian Renaissance. The focus will be on Rome, the city became an important centre for the arts with the best artists traveling from all over Italy and beyond to study Roman antiquities and obtain papal commissions. A competitive environment developed between artists such as Michelangelo and Raphael leading to the creation of some of the most incredible art works in the Western world. A particularly fascinating area of study will be to look at the various theories as to how and why the Christian church embraced the influence of the pagan past and encouraged the rebirth of the classical world. Important writers, thinkers and leaders will be discussed as well as an attempt to uncover the experiences of the regular citizen outside the Vatican including women and the poorer classes.

Renaissance in Rome Venues – Two Groups

Group 1

Dates: 10 Tuesdays – 11 am – 1pm

            September 25

October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

November 6, 13, 20, 27*

Locations and times:            

Weeks 1-9:    St Paul’s Parochial Hall, 31 Silchester Rd, Glenageary, Dun Laoghaire https://goo.gl/maps/LX11nwqGViP2

Week 10*:     National Gallery of Ireland 11am to 12.30 pm

 

Group 2

Dates: 10 Wednesdays – 10.30 am to 12.30 pm (Full)

            September 26

October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

November 7, 14, 21, 28*

Locations and times:            

Weeks 1-9:    Loughlinstown Community Rooms, Rear of Loughlinstown Shopping Centre, Loughlinstown – https://goo.gl/maps/Ez3wKx1Pgnr

Week 10*:     National Gallery of Ireland – 10.30 to 11.30 & 11.30 to 12.30 (Sign up for one time slot in class)

 

Cost: €180 for 10 weeks

Payment options:

  1. Cheque by post. Please email me (jessfahy@gmail.com) for my new home address.
  2. PayPal or Credit card (€5 processing fee): Please email me and I will send you a link.

Do let me know if neither of these options suit you.

 

Irish Art, 1850-1900

This course will provide an introduction to paintings produced by Irish artists at home and abroad from the middle of the 19th century up to the turn of the twentieth century. A fascinating time in the art world, this era say the influence of modern movements like Impressionism and the eventually break with hundreds of years of the academic tradition in the visual arts. Irish artist will be situated within this movement and the response in Ireland to these styles will be discussed. Another important aspect will be the examining of the notion of “Irishness” in these works including the place of Irish art in Ireland’s history and how it can be seen as a reflection of the changing social, political, religious and economic influences. There will also be a close look at the careers of some of the key figures in Irish art such as Nathaniel Hone the Younger, Sarah Purser, Walter Osbourne among many others. An essential element of this course will be visits to the National Gallery of Ireland and to the Hugh Lane Gallery.

Dates: 10 Thursdays

            September 27

October 4, 11, 18, 25

November 1, 8, 15, 22*, 29**

Locations and times:            

Weeks 1-8:      Malahide Parish Pastoral Centre – 2.30 to 4.30 pm

Week 9*:         National Gallery of Ireland

Week 10**:     Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin

Cost: €180 for 10 weeks

Payment options:

  1. Cheque by post. Please email me (jessfahy@gmail.com) for my new home address.
  2. PayPal or Credit card (€5 processing fee): Please email me and I will send you a link.

Do let me know if neither of these options suit you.

 

UCD Adult Education Courses

Early 20th Century Irish Women Artists (Full)

AUTUMN AE-AN179

The story of women artist in the first half of the 20th century is fascinating due to the advent of modernism in Ireland being led by women, an anomaly not found elsewhere in Europe at the time. This course will look at the modernists, the academic realists and those somewhere in between, examining their careers, influences and impact on the Irish art world and further afield. Artist to be discussed will include the Yeats sisters, Mary Swanzy, Mainie Jellet, Nano Reid, Norah McGuinness, Margaret Clarke, Wilhelmina Geddes and Eileen Gray. A vast array of styles and mediums including painting, sculpture, stained glass and different areas of design will be explored. There will be two visits to galleries as part of this course to see some of these important works in person, one to the National Gallery of Ireland and the other to the Hugh Lane.

Dates: 10 Thursdays

            September 27

October 4, 11, 18, 25

November 1, 8, 15, 22*, 29**

Locations and times:            

Weeks 1-8:      dlr LexIcon, Haigh Terrace, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire11 am to 1 pm

Week 9*:         National Gallery of Ireland

Week 10**:     Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin

Cost: €195 for 10 weeks

Booking though UCD only, see: https://www.ucd.ie/all/study/lifelonglearning2018-2019/

 

From Impressionism to Contemporary Art (Full)

Autumn AE-AN169

This course will introduce students to many of the major art movements from Impressionism to contemporary art. It will cover important styles such as Cubism and Abstract Expressionism as well as influential theoretical movements including feminism. There will be time for questions and discussion in each class. Visiting exhibitions will also be a significant part in order to apply the knowledge gained in class directly to previously seen and unseen works. Through an exploration of various changes in art from the nineteenth century, students will be in a position to analyse contemporary art. Central to this is being able to recognise elements of a work that help place it in the context of modern art more generally.

Dates: 10 Fridays

September 28

October 5, 12, 19, 26

November 2, 9, 16, 30

December 7*

No class on November 23

Locations and times:            

Weeks 1-9:      Blackrock Education Centre – 10.00 am to 12.00 pm

Week 10*:       National Gallery of Ireland – 10.30 to 12 pm

Cost: €195 for 10 weeks

Booking though UCD only, see: https://www.ucd.ie/all/study/lifelonglearning2018-2019/

 

 

Hugh Lane Education Course

Dublin Festival of History: Women Artists and the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art (Full)

26 September 2018 – 05 October 2018

This four-day art history course will focus on the developement of Irish art at the beginning of the 20th century from the two often conflicting influences of the school of realism promoted by William Orpen and the advent of modernism led predominantly by women artists. During these lectures we will explore the collection of the Hugh Lane to illustrate these points.

Dates: Wednesday 26 September, Friday 28 September, Wednesday 3 October, Friday 5 October

Locations and times:            

Weeks 1-2:      Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin – 2 to 4pm

Booking through the Hugh Lane website only, see http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/2088-dublinhistoryfestival-art-history-course-2018

 

Upcoming Talks and Tours

Free Public Talk – The Grand Tour

Date: Mon 24 Sept

Time: 10.30-11.30am

Location: Dalkey Library.

Cost: Free

See https://events.dlrcoco.ie/event/mind-body-spirit-series-talks

 

Public Tour Highlights of the Collection of the Hugh Lane Gallery

A guided tour of the highlights of the Gallery’s collection.

Date: Sunday September 23rd, October 28th and December 2nd

Time: 2 pm

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin

Meeting: Inside the entrance on the gallery.

Cost: Free, no booking necessary

 

 

 

 

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