This weekend course at The Selkirk Arms Hotel, Kirkcudbright will explore and celebrate these two important schools of painting.
The Glasgow Girls and The Glasgow Boys were amongst the first painters in Scotland to break away from the traditions of studio-based academic painting to work outside in the landscape and paint directly from nature.
In this respect they were highly influential and important for the development of Scottish painting in the late19C and through the early to mid 20C. Their work to this day expresses a freshness, spontaneity and vitality that continues to inspire.
The course assumes no prior specialist knowledge of the subject. Illustrated talks will show the range of these painters’ works, the schools of painting that influenced them and their legacy. Amongst others we will be looking at the work of Margaret and Frances MacDonald, Bessie MacNicol, Chris J. Fergusson, Jessie M. King, Arthur Melville, Joseph Crawall, James Guthrie, John Lavery, George Henry, E.A.Hornel and William Macgregor.
There are close links between these Glasgow schools of painting and Kirkcudbright making this attractive town on the Dee estuary an ideal location for this course. Many of the artists painted in Dumfries and Galloway and several settled in Kirkcudbright. E.A.Hornel, George Henry and Jessie M. King for example. Visits will be made to Broughton House and Gardens which was the Kirkcudbright home and studio of E.A.Hornel and The High Street Gallery which shows 20C and contemporary Scottish painting associated with the Glasgow Schools of painting.
Your tutor, Jeremy Carlisle is a painter and art historian who has lived in Kirkcudbrightshire for over 20 years and has an in-depth knowledge of the subject. He has taught painting courses locally and history of art courses for the University of Glasgow at their campus in Dumfries. His work is in many public and private collections.
Link to Jeremy’s website http://www.jeremycarlisle.co.uk/index.html
The price of £209 pp includes
- Welcome drink and canapés on Friday & Saturday evenings
- Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Friday & Saturday ( Dining on tables of 8 )
- Soup and sandwich lunch Saturday and Sunday and teas and coffee breaks both days
- No single room supplement
Contact the hotel direct to book this weekend on 01557 330402