In your words

 

Listen to four testimonials who attended 'An Essential Art History' course, and what they thought about the experience

 

 

 

Read a selection of testimonials from the anonymous questionnaires collected at some of our events

 

"THE LECTURE I HOPED TO HEAR! Thank you"

 

"Watching this series of talks unfold has been really enjoyable – making connections between the different periods and understanding the basis of development is very insightful. Also I’ve really enjoyed the chances to talk in groups with the other participants, whose opinions and knowledge I’ve appreciated to shed light on the connection of how the art of the past affects current trends."

 

"Wonderful speaker; clear, knowledgeable, well-organised and structured talk."

 

"I enjoy your enthusiasm especially, and the way you bring across such a wealth of information is brilliant."

 

"I feel as though pieces of a jigsaw are fitting together."

 

"I found this workshop very welcoming and eye opening. Thank you."

 

"It was wonderful to be given fresh insights into traditional interpretations and the chance to scrutinize and discuss pertinent and stunning examples of art."

 

"I particularly liked the comparisons and evaluation, but also I was fond of how certain characters from history appeared, and their back story."

 

"Beautifully and enthusiastically presented."

 

"The session was excellent, really informative, Sara is a very good speaker."

 

"I spend all week looking forward to coming!"

 

"Lovely delivery and so informative – really engaging and interesting!"

 

"I thought a great deal was achieved in such a short space of time, and I will definitely be attending some of the further sessions – thank you!"

 

"I like the fact that you include things which predate later movements."

 

"Very relevant and informative – and a relaxed format."

 

 

Discover how some artists felt about working with us

 

On an ongoing collaboration involving studio visits and critical discussion, artist Steven Heaton says:

"As an artist, sometimes you might get so absorbed in your own world, and forget to stand back: things get lost, abandoned, ignored, forgotten...It takes an external influence, fresh eyes, intelligence, knowledge, passion, interest, enthusiasm, to point one back to what they may have overlooked...Sara is incredible at this, and I have found myself liberated by her company, and the actual reason of being an artist realised once more."

 

On the benefits of meeting with Sara in preparation for one of our Curated Conversations, artist James Naughton says:

"Much of what you said has never been communicated to me so clearly by anyone else and confirmed views I'd nurtured but felt unable to express over a long period. I'd imagine that in the earlier stages of my career such conversations would have been extremely valuable and know it will help me moving forward. I can feel aspects of the way I view my work changing at a fundamental level."

 

Artist Louise Garman speaks about her experience of one of our Curated Conversations