A graduate of Liverpool College of Art, Adrian has worked as an Illustrator, Arts Development Officer and Lecturer in various academic and public institutions. He has been Arts Development Officer for Chester City Council, then Cheshire West and Chester Council, with a particular interest in visual art. Adrian's lectures are illustrated with colour images in powerpoint presentations, and are suitable for all levels of student, plus those who simply love the subject.
From Thursday the 24th of January until the morning of Monday the 28th of January
From Neolithic times to the present day, Scottish Artists have demonstrated a vivid and fertile National Imagination. We skate through many thousands of years of Scottish Art, but look with keen interest at Celtic sites and objects, early Flemish panels, the Great Portraitists of the Baroque and the Rococo, the Glasgow Boys Old and New, Scottish Colourists, Narrative and Fairy Painters, plus great individual visionaries such as John Bellany, Elizabeth Blackadder, Ian Hamilton-Finlay, John Byrne, and the raging ﬁre that is Peter Howson.
From Monday the 25th of February until the morning of Friday the 1st of March
The Italian Renaissance flowered first in Florence, and then spread like wildfire through the rest of Europe, affecting Literature, Music, Architecture and, of course, Painting and Sculpture. Here Adrian gives a series of six lectures comprising;
* An Outline of the Renaissance and its effects
* The Art of Florence
* Venice; The Serene Republic
* The Northern Renaissance
* The High Renaissance and Mannerism in Rome
* The Road Ahead - a considerable Legacy
* All illustrated with colour images in Powerpoint presentations.
* Suitable for all levels of student, plus those who simply love the subject.
There is no supplementary charge for single accommodation on any of our activity breaks, and as normal, we can arrange complimentary transport (on arrival and departure) between the hotel and the bus and railway stations.
Details about all of our activity breaks are readily available - either download a copy from this section, ask for them during you stay, or just telephone the hotel and ask us to forward a programme for whatever activity you are interested in.