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When booking please send acheque made out to GreaterLondon Area NADFAS and send astamped self addressed envelopeto the Study Course Organiser(SCO) listed. No refunds are givenexcept in exceptionalcircumstances, unless there is awaiting list. Tickets can be sold-onby the member concerned. PATRONS AND PATRONAGE:THE SFORZA OF MILANDate:18 February 2011Venue: The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1Tutor: Clare Ford-WilleTime: 10.30am-3.30pmCost:£30 (inc. coffee)SCO: Di Lines, 32 LawnCrescent, Richmond TW9 3NSE-mail: This is the first study day in aseries about Patrons in Europe inwhich we will discuss theirinfluence over the development ofcourts and communities as well asartists and art. The Sforza, in theperson of Francesco, came topower first as condottiere fightingfor the last Visconti duke, whosedaughter Bianca Maria he married,justifying his seizure of Milan in1450. His patronage resulted in thebeginning of the transformation ofMilan. His son and successor,Galeazzo Maria, introduced ricegrowing and the printing press,while the greatest of Sforzapatrons, Ludovico, ruled the Duchyuntil 1499 and was the patron ofLeonardo da Vinci and Bramante.This day will be an opportunity toexplore the Visconti foundationsupon which the Sforza built sooutstandingly.TREASURES OF CITIES OFNORTHERN TUSCANY:LUCCA, PISA, PISTOIA ANDPRATODate: 18 March 2011Venue: The Linnean Society,Burlington House, Piccadilly,London W1Tutor: Clare Ford-Wille Time:10.30am-3.30pmCost: £26 (no coffee)NADFAS REVIEW / WINTER FATHER OFMODERN ARTDate:11 March 2011Venue:Abercorn Room, PainshillPark, Cobham, SurreyTutor: Eveline EatonCost:£16.50 (inc. entry toPainshill Park and coffee/tea &biscuits mid-morning)Contact:Booking formsavailable by sending SAE toPamela Watling, Heathcrest,Guildford Road, Westcott,Dorking, Surrey RH4 3LB. Email: The morning will consist of twolectures on the artist Cezanne,who was regarded by artists suchas Picasso as the 'Father ofModern Art'. The lectures willfollow Cezanne's developmentfrom awkward beginnings throughImpressionism and beyond tobecome a great master in his own right.EDUCATION: COURSESWILLIAM DE MORGAN ANDTHE ARTS & CRAFTSMOVEMENTDate: 9 March 2011Venue: Foakes Memorial Hall,Great Dunmow CM6 1DGTutor:Diana LloydTime: 10.30am-3.15pmCost:£25 (inc. coffee and a light lunch)Contact: David Hattersley, 22Malvern Drive, Woodford Green,Essex IG8 0JW. William de Morgan met WilliamMorris in London and spent timepainting glass and ceramics atMorris & Co in Queen's Square.Having started a small pottery inChelsea, de Morgan helped Morrisfind Merton Abbey and moved hispottery there in 1882.Diana will cover the Arts andCraft interior in detail including theuse of de Morgan's ceramics,highlighting his work at LeightonHouse where he utilised coloursfavoured by Middle Easterncraftsmen. She will also look atother ceramics produced at thattime and asks members to bringalong their own pieces fordiscussion.SCULPTURE IN THETWENTIETH CENTURYDate: 17 May 2011Venue: Foakes Memorial Hall,Great Dunmow CM6 1DGTutor: Linda SmithTime:10.30am-3.30pmCost:£25 (inc. coffee & biscuitsand a light lunch)Contact:SAE please to DavidHattersley (as before)The day will focus on ideas andstyles down the decades so thatwe may recognise andcontextualise them when visitinggalleries and sculpture parksanywhere in the world. The course begins with the1900s and the critical influence ofRodin in rejuvenating sculpturaltradition, thence to Cubism andthe forward-looking ideas of theFuturists and RussianConstructivists. In the 1930s we see Giacomettiintroducing Surrealism and theparallel development of abstractionand totalitarian art. Post-war, British sculpturecomes to the fore through HenryMoore and Barbara Hepworth, andthat of the United States throughDavid Smith. We dwell on the attitudes of the1960s sculptors inspired bymodern consumer culture, beforeprogressing through minimalism tothe personal symbolism of artistssuch as Joseph Beuys and Eva Hesse. It promises to be a thought-provoking journey.AreaCourses... across the country during winter 2010 and beyondEAST SURREYBelow: 'Miraculously unspoilt' Lucca, in northern TuscanyESSEXGREATER LONDON

SCO:Di Lines (as before)The Tuscan cities of Lucca, Pisa,Pistoia and Prato have remainedmiraculously unspoilt. Althoughthey are in such close proximity,they remained independent of oneanother for much of their earlyhistory. They were all leadingtrading cities. By the 12th century,Pisa's position as a Mediterraneanseaport was supreme; Prato wasone of Europe's most importantmanufacturers of wool; whereasLucca was the centre of the silkindustry. All have perfectlypreserved centres reflectingthrough their churches, civicbuildings and galleries theiroutstanding medieval andRenaissance past.NEEDLEWORK TOOLS, THEIRHISTORY AND DEVELOPMENTDate: 4 March 2011Venue:Aston Webb Room,Royal Institute of BritishArchitects, 66 Portland Place,London W1B 1ADTutor:Clare Ford-WilleTime:10.30am-3.30pmCost: £30 (inc. coffee)SCO:Rosemary Baldwin, 24Speer Road, Thames Ditton,Surrey KT7 0PW. An introduction to the whole rangeof sewing tools and accessoriesfrom earliest 15th- and 16th-century thimbles to needle casesand other luxury items. The 19thcentury saw a tremendousdevelopment in the range ofsewing accessories. Specialistthimble producers manufacturedexamples such as Dorcas andluxury thimbles in silver, gold, alsoporcelain, enamel, ivory and wood.Members may bring their ownitems to be discussed in theafternoon.ROMANCES, TROUBADOURSAND THE COURTS OF LOVEDate: 15 April 2011Venue: The Linnean Society,Piccadilly, London W1Tutor: Margaret KnightTime: 10.45am-3.30 pmCost: £25 (no coffee)SCO: Jenny Mulholland, 16Landford Close, Rickmansworth,Herts WD3 1NGA day exploring the 13th-centuryidea of courtly love; the exquisitelyillustrated Romances drawn frommyths and legends, and written for an elite, aristocratic audience;and the rise and fall of thetroubadour poets of medievalProvince.AFGHANISTAN -CROSSROADS OF THEANCIENT WORLDDate: 7 April 2011Venue: British MuseumTutor: Curators Time: 11am-3.30pmCost: £22.50 (inc. coffee)SCO:Sue Mills, Homeclose,Raleigh Drive, Claygate, Esher,Surrey KT10 9DEAt the heart of the Silk Road,Afghanistan, was the historic linkbetween ancient Iran, Central Asia,India, China and the more distantcultures of Greece and Rome. Theexhibition features over 200objects from 2000BC to the firstcentury AD, from gold ornamentsand glass vessels to ivory furnitureand limestone sculptures, all fromthe National Museum in Kabul. The objects were found between1937 and 1978, but were thoughtto have been lost following theSoviet invasion in 1979 and thesubsequent civil war when theNational Museum was bombed.During this period a handful ofAfghan officials deliberatelyconcealed these precious objectsand they are now travelling theworld, highlighting the importanceof the culturalheritage ofAfghanistan and the remarkableachievements and tradingconnections of these pastcivilisations.The day will include a curatoriallecture, the showing of a DVD toprovide valuable backgroundinsight into the exhibition, andtimed afternoon admission to the exhibition.FROM ANCIENTCIVILISATIONS TO THEMODERN ARTS: THE ART OFCAMBODIA AND VIETNAMDate:18 April 2011Venue: The Art Workers Guild, 6Queen Square, London WC1Tutor: Denise HeywoodTime: 10.30am-3.30pmCost: £30 (inc. coffee)SCO: Sarah Sanderson, 6 Avenue Road, TeddingtonTW11 0BT. Email:home.sandersons@btinternet.comThis study day will explore theartistic heritage of Cambodia andVietnam. It starts at Angkor, theHindu temple complex inCambodia, the greatestarchaeological site in Asia. It willfocus on the artistic and religioussymbolism of Angkor, in particularthe temple of Angkor Wat, built inthe 12th century. Other templeswill be highlighted such as theBayon,EDUCATION: COURSESAbove: Get to the point with a history of sewing tools (Greater London) REVIEW / WINTER 2010 Right: Thinkingabout 20th-century sculpture(Essex Area)