Join Nick Pearson for a tour of the Artemisia Gentileschi 2020 Exhibition at the National Gallery. This is the first major exhibition of her work in the UK and you have the opportunity to enjoy it from the comfort of your living room.

Tuesday 30 March

2pm

Male artists dominated the art scene in 17th Century Europe and their clients were mostly male. There were few women artists. Despite the challenges Artemisia Gentileschi was a successful artist. She is one of the most well known female artists in the world.

In this virtual tour you will see both versions of her painting Judith Slaying Holofernes and much more.

Join the virtual tour of the Artemisia Gentileschi 2020 Exhibition via Zoom. If you have not used Zoom before, Nick can show you how to download and use the program.

Nick runs the tour from his studio and uses the wall as his projector screen. You’ll be able to see the images but if you want to see them clearly, please use the handout with high resolution images. Nick sends you the handout when you have booked your place. After the tour Nick sends you his lecture notes.

The price for the two-hour virtual tour and notes is £20 per person. If two of you join the tour and share a computer screen, the price is £30 for you both. You can pay Nick via bank transfer or cheque. He will send you the details.

Email Nick directly to book your place on this virtual tour – connie.spark@btopenworld.com

About the Tutor

Nick is an internationally exhibited artist and an enthusiastic lecturer. He has a passion for art of all period and teaches at various levels in schools, colleges, universities and adult learning centres; including

  • London College of Contemporary Art
  • Richmond Art School
  • OPEN Ealing
  • University of Oxford
  • Northampton University
  • Bradford College of Art

His artistic practice encompasses sculpture, drawing and photographic work. His simple interventions and appropriations of the familiar things that surround us are made uncanny by way of his approach and working practices. They deal with the language, the possible associations and the status of ‘ordinary’ objects. For more information on his work and exhibitions visit his website: https://www.nickpearsonartist.com/

To book special, private tours (for birthdays, corporate events, etc) please email him: connie.spark@btopenworld.com

The Dora Maar exhibition at Tate Modern was amazing. It was the first time her work had been exhibited in the UK. If you missed it, or would like another opportunity to see it again join artist and tutor Nick Pearson on a virtual tour of the popular exhibition.

Wednesday 31 March

10.30am

Dora Maar was a leading fashion, advertising and social documentary photographer. She was also one of the greatest Surrealist photographers in Paris in the 20th century. She worked during an important part of the modern period and covered photography, painting, poetry and philosophy. Dora Maar and Pablo Picasso were linked for eight years. Their relationship had a profound effect on both their careers. She photographed his creative process and he used her as his muse.

Join the virtual tour of the Dora Maar exhibition via Zoom. If you have not used Zoom before, Nick can show you how to download and use the program.

Nick runs the tour from his studio and uses the wall as his projector screen. You’ll be able to see the images but if you want to see them clearly, please use the handout with high resolution images. Nick sends you the handout when you have booked your place. After the tour Nick sends you his lecture notes.

The price for the two-hour virtual tour and notes is £20 per person. If two of you join the tour and share a computer screen, the price is £30 for you both. You can pay Nick via bank transfer or cheque. He will send you the details.

Email Nick directly to book your place on this virtual tour – connie.spark@btopenworld.com

About the Tutor

Nick is an internationally exhibited artist and an enthusiastic lecturer. He has a passion for art of all period and teaches at various levels in schools, colleges, universities and adult learning centres; including

  • London College of Contemporary Art
  • Richmond Art School
  • OPEN Ealing
  • University of Oxford
  • Northampton University
  • Bradford College of Art

His artistic practice encompasses sculpture, drawing and photographic work. His simple interventions and appropriations of the familiar things that surround us are made uncanny by way of his approach and working practices. They deal with the language, the possible associations and the status of ‘ordinary’ objects. For more information on his work and exhibitions visit his website: https://www.nickpearsonartist.com/

To book special, private tours (for birthdays, corporate events, etc) please email him: connie.spark@btopenworld.com

Explore Turner’s Bequest at Tate Britain with Nick Pearson from the comfort of your sofa.

Wednesday 31 March

2pm

In this virtual tour you’ll see the largest collection in the world of arguably Britain’s greatest painter.

You’ll learn about a wide selection of the works on show at Tate Britain. During the tour you can trace the influences and development of this intense, original and influential artist. Did you know that Turner did his best and most memorable work when he was in his sixties?

You have to explore Turner’s Bequest at Tate Britain via Zoom. If you have not used Zoom before, Nick can show you how to download and use the program.

Nick runs the tour from his studio and uses the wall as his projector screen. You’ll be able to see the images but if you want to see them clearly, please use the handout with high resolution images. Nick sends you the handout when you have booked your place. After the tour Nick sends you his lecture notes.

The price for the two-hour virtual tour and notes is £20 per person. If two of you join the tour and share a computer screen, the price is £30 for you both. You can pay Nick via bank transfer or cheque. He will send you the details.

Email Nick directly to book your place on this virtual tour – connie.spark@btopenworld.com

About the Tutor

Nick is an internationally exhibited artist and an enthusiastic lecturer. He has a passion for art of all period and teaches at various levels in schools, colleges, universities and adult learning centres; including

  • London College of Contemporary Art
  • Richmond Art School
  • OPEN Ealing
  • University of Oxford
  • Northampton University
  • Bradford College of Art

His artistic practice encompasses sculpture, drawing and photographic work. His simple interventions and appropriations of the familiar things that surround us are made uncanny by way of his approach and working practices. They deal with the language, the possible associations and the status of ‘ordinary’ objects. For more information on his work and exhibitions visit his website: https://www.nickpearsonartist.com/

To book special, private tours (for birthdays, corporate events, etc) please email him: connie.spark@btopenworld.com

Tate Modern Part 1 is a virtual tour with artist and tutor, Nick Pearson of his personal highlights from Tate Modern permanent collection.

Friday 2 April

10.30am

£20 pp (£30 for two on one email account)

This is the first visit of what will undoubtedly become a regular highlight in Nick’s tour calendar to Tate Modern permanent collection. The vast and important collection features a range of art from early modern masters such as Matisse, Picasso and Dalí, through Mark Rothko, Eva Hesse and Bridget Riley to work by more contemporary artists like Antony Gormley. Join Nick as he takes shows you just a few of the gems found at Tate Modern.

Join this tour of Tate Modern Part 1 via Zoom. If you have not used Zoom before, Nick can show you how to download and use the program.

Nick runs the tour from his studio and uses the wall as his projector screen. You’ll be able to see the images but if you want to see them clearly, please use the handout with high resolution images. Nick sends you the handout when you have booked your place. After the tour Nick sends you his lecture notes.

The price for the two-hour virtual tour and notes is £20 per person. If two of you join the tour and share a computer screen, the price is £30 for you both. You can pay Nick via bank transfer or cheque. He will send you the details.

Email Nick directly to book your place on this virtual tour – connie.spark@btopenworld.com

About the Tutor

Nick is an internationally exhibited artist and an enthusiastic lecturer. He has a passion for art of all period and teaches at various levels in schools, colleges, universities and adult learning centres; including

  • London College of Contemporary Art
  • Richmond Art School
  • OPEN Ealing
  • University of Oxford
  • Northampton University
  • Bradford College of Art

His artistic practice encompasses sculpture, drawing and photographic work. His simple interventions and appropriations of the familiar things that surround us are made uncanny by way of his approach and working practices. They deal with the language, the possible associations and the status of ‘ordinary’ objects. For more information on his work and exhibitions visit his website: https://www.nickpearsonartist.com/

To book special, private tours (for birthdays, corporate events, etc) please email him: connie.spark@btopenworld.com

Renaissance Art at National Gallery is a popular topic. Join Nick Pearson for a virtual tour of the national collection and its most famous works of art.

Thursday 8 April

11am

You don’t need to go to Italy to discover the Renaissance! See highlights from the extensive National collection from the comfort of your sofa. This virtual tour includes work from artists like

  • Uccello
  • Polliaolo
  • Botticelli
  • Da Vinci
  • Titian
  • Holbein

Join Nick’s tour of Renaissance Art at National Gallery via Zoom. If you have never used Zoom before, Nick will show you how to download the program and get started.

Nick runs the tour from his studio and uses the wall as his projector screen. You’ll be able to see the images but if you want to see them clearly, please use the handout with high resolution images. Nick sends you the handout when you have booked your place. After the tour Nick sends you his lecture notes.

The price for the two-hour virtual tour and notes is £20 per person. If two of you from the same household join the tour and share a computer screen, the price is £30 for you both. You can pay Nick via bank transfer or cheque. He will send you the details.

Email Nick directly to book your place on this virtual tour – connie.spark@btopenworld.com

About the Tutor

Nick is an internationally exhibited artist and an enthusiastic lecturer. He has a passion for art of all period and teaches at various levels in schools, colleges, universities and adult learning centres; including

  • London College of Contemporary Art
  • Richmond Art School
  • OPEN Ealing
  • University of Oxford
  • Northampton University
  • Bradford College of Art

His artistic practice encompasses sculpture, drawing and photographic work. His simple interventions and appropriations of the familiar things that surround us are made uncanny by way of his approach and working practices. They deal with the language, the possible associations and the status of ‘ordinary’ objects. For more information on his work and exhibitions visit his website: https://www.nickpearsonartist.com/

To book special, private tours (for birthdays, corporate events, etc) please email him: connie.spark@btopenworld.com

Tate Modern Part 2 is the second virtual tour of the gallery’s permanent collection.

Thursday 8 April

2pm

Join Nick from the comfort of your home as he shows you more of his personal highlights. In this tour of Tate Modern he includes work from artists such as Picasso, Sonia Delaunay, Barbara Hepworth, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Barbara Kruger

Join this tour of Tate Modern Part 2 via Zoom. If you have not used Zoom before, Nick can show you how to download and use the program.

Nick runs the tour from his studio and uses the wall as his projector screen. You’ll be able to see the images but if you want to see them clearly, please use the handout with high resolution images. Nick sends you the handout when you have booked your place. After the tour Nick sends you his lecture notes.

The price for the two-hour virtual tour and notes is £20 per person. If two of you join the tour and share a computer screen, the price is £30 for you both. You can pay Nick via bank transfer or cheque. He will send you the details.

Email Nick directly to book your place on this virtual tour – connie.spark@btopenworld.com

About the Tutor

Nick is an internationally exhibited artist and an enthusiastic lecturer. He has a passion for art of all period and teaches at various levels in schools, colleges, universities and adult learning centres; including

  • London College of Contemporary Art
  • Richmond Art School
  • OPEN Ealing
  • University of Oxford
  • Northampton University
  • Bradford College of Art

His artistic practice encompasses sculpture, drawing and photographic work. His simple interventions and appropriations of the familiar things that surround us are made uncanny by way of his approach and working practices. They deal with the language, the possible associations and the status of ‘ordinary’ objects. For more information on his work and exhibitions visit his website: https://www.nickpearsonartist.com/

To book special, private tours (for birthdays, corporate events, etc) please email him: connie.spark@btopenworld.com

Capturing Spring with Watercolour is a short four week online course led by Gail Astbury. We look at the ways in which artists capture the spirit of this short season.

Tuesdays

2 – 4pm

9 – 30 March

Fee: £20 per session (£15 Concessions)

This course is fully booked. If you want to join the waiting list for our next course starting in April, please email info@openealing.com

In the dreary days of early spring as the blossoms and bulbs begin to appear, nature blesses us with a spirit of optimism and renewal. Since the mid 1800’s Japanese art has had a major influence on western artists
in terms of style, poetry and symbolism.

Course Content

Week 1: Blossoms close up
The spectacular yet fleeting arrival of cherry blossoms (Sakura) are characterised in Japanese art in woodblock print, silk fabrics and on vases. Their depictions show an unconventional approach to composition and a careful arrangement of both lush and delicate colours.
Reference artists – Utagawa Hiroshige – Vincent Van Gogh – Damien Hirst

Week 2: Trees in bloom
We examine ways in which artists have looked at the arrival of spring from longer perspectives to incorporate the reflective nature of the season and the passing of time
Reference artists – Hokusai – Monet – Pissarro

Week 3: Fleeting moments
Birds or insects can lend the weightless element of flight to an image. In this lesson we look at the Japaneses art of ukiyo-e, which translates to ‘images of the floating world. Birds have long been a part of the art story and can add an element of suspense or intrigue. The Japanese have a method for drawing animals which we look at, as well as how contemporary artists are depicting birds in their work.
Reference artists – Yokoyama Taikan – Sim Sa-Jeong – Yayoi Kusama – Lorna Beiber – Fred Tomaselli

Week 4: The Arrival of Spring
We take a look in more detail at the series of iPad paintings that David Hockney is showing at the RA. In particular we look for any Japanese influences and also how he chooses points of interest and subject matter on a daily basis.
Reference artist – David Hockney

Materials

You will need to supply your own materials for this course. We recommend:

  • Watercolour paints (solid pans)
  • Watercolour pencils
  • Brushes (various shapes round/flat/mop and sizes ranging from 4, 6, 8,10 and 12)
  • Watercolour paper
  • Watercolour sketchbook
  • 1 x Palette
  • 2 x Water Jars
  • 1 x Apron

Book now for Capturing Spring with Watercolour. The class is limited to 12 artists.

About the Tutor

Gail Astbury has a B.A. (Hons) Fine Art Painting from Wimbledon UAL and an MA in Contemporary Arts Practice from Goldsmiths University and Tate Galleries. Her work has featured in many prominent locations such as London’s Trafalgar Square, the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Academy and she has works held in the collection of the MMSU Museum of Modern Art in Croatia.

Gail makes work in her studios in London and La Péruse, southwest France. Her work starts with her immediate surroundings, taking photos, sketching and amassing a picture library to use as reference points. Then she plays with the imagery, using scale, colour, edits and zoom to select and highlight interesting focal points. She uses a range of techniques to create paintings that are celebratory. They tell visual tales and proclaim societal hopes and fears.  http://www.gailastbury.com 

Join Sheila’s Thursday Art Club and benefit from an online supportive group to develop your personal style and complete your own artwork.

Thursdays 2 – 4pm

£10 per session

Email Sheila directly to book your spot minstrelharp12@yahoo.com

Sheila’s Thursday Art Club is ideal if you are shielding, or prefer to have the convenience of art tuition from your own home.

Sheila has run a successful art class throughout lockdown covering a variety of subjects, topics and drawing techniques.

The class is loosely based around a weekly theme for those who are not sure how to start, or complete a project. Sheila emails you a handout on each topic.

The Thursday Art Club is flexible so you are able to work on your own projects, if you prefer. Sheila is able to assist and guide you, if required.

This online class is suitable for adults at all levels. It is fun and inclusive. Please book and pay for each class in advance directly with Sheila. The fee is £10 per session. There is no session on 18 February. Please email her to express your interest minstrelharp12@yahoo.com

About the Tutor

Sheila Moylan has a B.A. (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture and Psychology from UEL where she focused on body casting and self portraiture graduating in 1995.

She has worked creatively with young people for most of her career mainly in schools at one point running an alternative programme to GCSE in Richmond making art the main subject. Since 2015 has worked within Ealing running art classes for adults with learning difficulties for local charity Artification and for the last three years has successfully run Life Drawing classes at OPEN Ealing including piloting a Life Drawing for Beginners and Sculpture for Beginners class and children’s classes. Her approach is inclusive, supportive and encouraging to even absolute beginners.

She has exhibited her work at Slaughterhouse Gallery Smithfield, Orleans House Gallery Richmond and more recently the W3 Gallery in Acton, but mainly works on commission.

https://www.facebook.com/sheilamartist/

Tate Modern Part 3 is the third virtual tour of the gallery’s permanent collection.

Friday 26 February

10.30am

Join Nick from the comfort of your home as he shows you more of his personal highlights. In this tour of Tate Modern he includes work from artists such as Picasso, Braque, John Heartfield, Joseph Beuys and Donald Judd. 

Join this online tour of Tate Modern Part 3 via Zoom. If you have used Zoom before, Nick can show you how to download and use the program.

When you have booked your place, Nick sends you a handout with high resolution images. You can refer to this handout during the lecture and see the images clearly. He projects the images on his studio wall and uses them to point things out as he speaks. After the tour Nick sends you his lecture notes.

The price for the two-hour virtual tour and notes is £20 per person. If two of you join the tour and share a computer screen, the price is £30 for you both. You can pay Nick via bank transfer or cheque. He will send you the details.

Email Nick directly to book your place on this virtual tour – connie.spark@btopenworld.com

About the Tutor

Nick is an internationally exhibited artist and an enthusiastic lecturer. He has a passion for art of all period and teaches at various levels in schools, colleges, universities and adult learning centres; including

  • London College of Contemporary Art
  • Richmond Art School
  • OPEN Ealing
  • University of Oxford
  • Northampton University
  • Bradford College of Art

His artistic practice encompasses sculpture, drawing and photographic work. His simple interventions and appropriations of the familiar things that surround us are made uncanny by way of his approach and working practices. They deal with the language, the possible associations and the status of ‘ordinary’ objects. For more information on his work and exhibitions visit his website: https://www.nickpearsonartist.com/

To book special, private tours (for birthdays, corporate events, etc) please email him: connie.spark@btopenworld.com

Join Nick Pearson for a tour of the exhibition of Artemisia’s work at the National Gallery. This is the first major exhibition of her work in the UK and you have the opportunity to enjoy it from the comfort of your living room.

Thursday 18 February

10.30am

Male artists dominated the art scene in 17th Century Europe and their clients were mostly male. There were few women artists. Despite the challenges Artemisia Gentileschi was a successful artist. She is one of the most well known female artists in the world.

In this virtual tour you will see both versions of her painting Judith Slaying Holofernes and much more.

Join Nick’s online tour of the exhibition of Artemisia’s work via Zoom. Nick will show you how to download and use Zoom, if you need assistance.

When you have booked your place, Nick sends you a handout with high resolution images. You can refer to this handout during the lecture and see the images clearly. He projects the images on his studio wall and uses them to point things out as he speaks. After the tour Nick sends you his lecture notes.

The price for the two-hour virtual tour and notes is £20 per person. If two of you join the tour and share a computer screen, the price is £30 for you both. You can pay Nick via bank transfer or cheque. He will send you the details.

Email Nick directly to book your place on this virtual tour – connie.spark@btopenworld.com

About the Tutor

Nick Pearson is an internationally exhibited artist and an enthusiastic lecturer. He has a passion for art of all period and teaches at various levels in schools, colleges, universities and adult learning centres; including

  • London College of Contemporary Art
  • Richmond Art School
  • OPEN Ealing
  • University of Oxford
  • Northampton University
  • Bradford College of Art

His artistic practice encompasses sculpture, drawing and photographic work. His simple interventions and appropriations of the familiar things that surround us are made uncanny by way of his approach and working practices. They deal with the language, the possible associations and the status of ‘ordinary’ objects. For more information on his work and exhibitions visit his website: https://www.nickpearsonartist.com/

To book special, private tours (for birthdays, corporate events, etc) please email him: connie.spark@btopenworld.com