125 TUTOR: Mike Hope (BA Hons MA MiSTD MCSD FRSA FRGS)
Nothing can compare to watching the effect of changing light and weather on the artistic endeavours of stained glass artists from the past 1,000 years. Through a series of lectures, studio tours and visits to some of the finest examples in existence, you will gain a more complete understanding of this most mercurial and alchemical of artistic endeavours, including the basic chemistry and raw materials involved in the production of glass. You will enjoy first hand some of the most important surviving medieval stained glass through to nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century examples, complemented by visits to contemporary studios and specialist restorers. Whether you are a regular visitor to see stained glass or a complete novice in the field, this course is an absolute must.
Lectures in the morning and in the afternoon a walking tour of Marlborough churches including the College Chapel.
Lectures up to the coffee break. Then out in the minibus for the rest of the day (taking picnic lunch and afternoon tea and coffee. The plan is to visit Fairford, Cricklade and Burford Churches.
All day out in the minibus. This will include Gloucester Cathedral and Highnam Church.
All day out in the minibus. This will be centerd on Salisbury Cathedral, Middle Woodford etc.
A Tom Denny pilgrimage day visiting a number of sites in and around the Cotswolds.
Mike Hope is an author, lecturer, curator and designer, he spent over twenty-five years lecturing and holding senior management posts in four universities (Staffordshire, Portsmouth, Nottingham Trent and Plymouth) His last post was as founder Director of Peninsula Arts at the University of Plymouth. In addition he has spent nearly thirty years delivering Summer School Programmes. He has lectured around the world and was a founder board member of The European Academy of Design. He is the Diocesan Advisor for Stained Glass to the Diocese of Exeter. He is a guest academic lecturer for Travel Editions Art & History Abroad programmes. In additions to their cultural tours abroad, he has just embarked on an ambitious five year programme of tours (in conjunction with Travel Editions) to run specialist visits to all 100 of the Cathedrals and Major Churches of England.
All courses run for 5 days
WK 1 11 Jul - 15 Jul
WK 2 18 Jul - 22 Jul
WK 3 25 Jul - 29 Jul
WK 4 1 Aug - 5 Aug
9.15AM to 12.15PM
1.45PM to 4.30PM
All Day Courses
9.15AM to 4.30PM