Art & design events


Don't miss: art study mornings in the Dorchester Suite and a residential art retreat.


Study mornings

In collaboration with Art Appreciation Tours, we are hosting informal art talks which discuss current exhibitions on display. The discussions will be led by Art Historian Jennie Spiers. 

Each study morning takes place 10am - 1pm in the Dorchester Suite. The cost is £30.00 per person which includes refreshments and pastries.

Please call 01258 818249 or email Jennie to book one of the study mornings below.

For more information please click here.  

Augustus John: Drawn From Life
10th June 2019

In the first three decades of the 20th century Augustus John (1878–1961) was widely considered one of the greatest living British artists, famous almost as much for his extraordinary Bohemian lifestyle as for his outstanding portraits, etchings and drawings. The talk complements the exhibition at Salisbury Museum (18 May- 29 September 2019).

Henry Lamb: Out of the Shadows
8th July 2019 

Looking into the life and work of this significant and highly skilled British artist.  Tracing his development from his early career and influences, through to his studies and paintings of Poole's urban scene and unemployed workers in the 1920s.  The talk complements the exhibition at Poole Museum (18 May - 29 September 2019).

J M W Turner and his influence on Modern Art movements
5th August 2019

We will explore Turner’s influence on artists such as James McNeill Whistler, the Impressionists and the American Abstract Expressionist, Mark Rothko, who remarked: “This man Turner, he learned a lot from me.”  

Art appreciation residential experience
14th - 16th October 2019

Enjoy two nights' accommodation with breakfast at Summer Lodge or the Acorn Inn with dedicated art tours and studies.

View the proposed itinerary.

Please call 01258 818249 or email Jennie to book.

Price: £545.00 for stay at Summer Lodge | £475.00 for Acorn Inn
Price without residential stay: £225.00 (includes all talks and tours)

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