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Famous Artists and Writers of Kent and Sussex - Part 2

Day of week:
The Amelia , Tunbridge Wells
Mixed Level
10:00 - 12:00
5 weeks

This course has started, but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 22 22* and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running

Over the last two centuries, a fascinating and diverse group of writers, artists and designers have come to Kent and Sussex to live and work, often producing some of their most famous works here. This course, the second of three, includes:
artist and designer Vanessa Bell and her life at Charleston Farmhouse
the artists and makers of Ditchling village: sculptor and font designer Eric Gill (originator of the Gill Sans font); Edward Johnston, the designer of the iconic London Underground signs; weaver and natural dyer Ethel Mairet and others
writers and artists of Rye: painters Paul Nash and Edward Burra; writers Henry James and EF Benson (creator of the Mapp and Lucia stories set in Rye) and Radclyffe Hall (author of the 1928 lesbian classic The Well of Loneliness)
the Pre-Raphaelites in Kent and Sussex: including Rossetti, Millais, Holman Hunt, William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones
writers and Artists of Hastings: the Victorian ‘lady traveller’ Marianne North; Robert Tressell author of ‘socialist bible’ The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist; painter John Banting and others

The course explores what drew these individuals to the area, their daily lives, and how were they were inspired by the region’s landscape, history and people, as well as discovering quirky, lesser-known, facts further bringing the subjects to life.

Learning outcomes include:
an overview of the life, times and works of the chosen writers, artists and designers
an insight into their time in Kent and Sussex
the ability to recognise and identify how the landscape inspired them
develop and justify your point of view
take part in discussion with other students

How will I be taught?

Through short illustrated lectures enhanced by group work and discussions. There will be opportunities to express different points of view, compare and analyse the art and periods studied in the course.

What do I need to bring with me?

A pen and notebook and an enquiring mind.

What can I do next?

Famous Writers and Artists of Kent and Sussex: Course 1 and Famous Writers and Artists of Kent and Sussex: Course 3

What do I need to join the course

No prior knowledge is required just an interest in Artists and Creative Writing. The absolute beginner is very welcome as well as those who have completed practical art courses.

Getting to your course

Find us

The Amelia
The Amelia
Monson Road
Tunbridge Wells

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code TWL/115947/K/NC.