Art History - Countess Manvers of Thoresby Hall - Online Course - Community Learning - 13:00-16:00

Online Course, Nottingham

Important update: Bookings will close 7 days before the course starts.

Key details

Date
Time 1pm - 4pm
Venue Online Course, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 15
Cost Free

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been a resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in the UK with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Greater London, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands and West of England.


On this short course you will discover and enjoy the life and works of Countess Manvers of Thoresby Hall, a local woman artist, her work and influences. The work of this interesting woman spans the 20th Century and  depicts local and global change.

During the first part of the 20th Century, It was unusual for women to gain academic train as artists, to then have the opportunities to experiment with artistic style and portray their travels. This three-hour taster, gives learners the opportunity to find out about this artist, and make comparisons with other women artists of the same period.  Understand key art terms and approaches to reading portraiture, travel painting and still life. Discovering and analysing how this artist approached these subjects.

By the end of this course you will begin to develop skills in:

  • Understanding the work of a lesser-known 20th Century woman artist
  • An understanding of academy training
  • The spaces of women artists
  • How artists see the world 

A suitable electronic device such as a laptop, tablet or smartphone with internet access. This is an online course. Learners will be required to download and use Zoom (free software).  A small notebook and pen may be useful to take notes

This course is programmed as part of the Miner2Major Landscape Partnership scheme, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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