Online Courses & Zoom Classes
“Mary does not ‘teach’ as such; she introduces a painting (or an artist, or an idea) and then enters a process of mutual discovery as a co-explorer, always stimulating an attitude of ‘gazing’ and encouraging a heart response. She fosters the development of individuals having an openness of vision to perceive what is going on in themselves as well as what the basic intention of the artist might be. Mary’s classes are inspirational. They have a spiritual dimension in the broadest sense, and encourage the participator to find their ‘inner eye’ to perceive not so much facts and figures about artists and art history, but how art can change us. At the same time, Mary is very kind and attentive to all her students, and respects everyone’s contribution. Her classes are wholly accessible both to folk who have in-depth experience of ‘art appreciation’ and those who have little.”
The Art of Seeing – £10
Starting Thursday 10th September 7-8pm by Zoom
“If the doors of perception were cleansed,
everything would appear to man as it is,
This five week course is an extension of the one off classes I have taught on the same topic before. With our museums and galleries full of wonderful works of art, the average visitor still spends only an average of fifteen seconds in front of a work of art. How do we look at art for longer, how do we find a way in and what do we look for? Through this five week course, we will explore works of art from the Western tradition, from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Medieval and Renaissance art, up to modern day, with a questioning around, ‘can how we look at art not only change what we see, and the how art looks – but also change us?’
Spaces for this course are limited, so I would recommend booking soon if you are interested. Booking can only be made through Surrey – see link here and all classes are via ZOOM. But if you miss these, there are other options below:
The same course, How to Look at Art, will also be repeated in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, where sessions will take place in the actual centre. Dates for this are 5 weeks from Thursday 24th September, 12.30- 2.30pm. Since the sessions are shorter in length, some aspects of the course will be adjusted to accommodate this. See here for more info and to book. Again, spaces will be limited.
Buckinghamshire will also be running How To Look at Art as an online course from Saturday 26th September for five weeks, 9.30- 11am. See here for more info and to book.
Two week course via Surrey Adult Learning, Wednesday 4th November and Wednesday 11th November, 7- 9pm – ZOOM classes