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display will include paintings,furniture, ceramics, architecturaland interior designs and costumes.THE CREATION OFFABULOUS FINEBOOKBINDINGSDate: 26 May 2011Venue:Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1Tutor:Dominic RileyTime:10.30am-3.30pmCost: £30 (inc. coffee)Contact: Rosemary Baldwin (as before)The day will begin with a lecture on the Great Omar, the mostopulent book ever created, whichwent down on the Titanic. Therewill be a demonstration of how the lecturer uses leather and goldto build up intricate designs onbook covers, and a slide show of his unique commissionedDesign Bindings, explaining theinspiration behind each design and its execution.BARCELONA AND THECATALAN RENAISSANCEDate:17 June 2011Venue: The Linnean Society,Burlington House, Piccadilly,London W1Time:10.45am-3.30pmTutor: Margaret KnightCost:£25 (no coffee)Contact: Jenny Mulholland, 16Landford Close, Rickmansworth,Herts WD3 1NGWhen Catalonia became the firstSpanish province to industrialise inthe 19th century, her capitalbecame a magnet for creativeartists and wealthy, liberalpatrons, anxious to makeBarcelona a showpiece. HerSchool of Architecture wasarguably the most advanced inEurope, and Antonio Gaudi wasone of the many graduatesresponsible for transforming thecity. This day will look at some ofthe painters, sculptors, craftsmenand architects responsible for theCatalan Renaissance.BEYOND WESTERNCIVILISATIONS PART 2:ACROSS THE CONTINENTS(10-DAY COURSE)Dates: From September to June 2012. To be finalisedContact:Sarah Sanderson, 6 Avenue Road, TeddingtonTW11 0BT. If you are interestedin joining this course pleasesend a SAE for details of datesand cost.This 10-day course will cover thefollowing continents: Russia (twodays) - with special emphasis on the art of icons and Russian art of the 18th, 19th an 20thcenturies; North, Central andSouthern America (six days) - their great wealth of art, bothancient and modern; Africa (oneday) - the influence of African arton the works of the western world;and Australia (one day) - theamazing art of Australia, both oldand new. ROUND THE WORLD IN 12HOURS -A SERIES OF FOURSTUDY DAYSPrice:£30 for each day inc.coffee. An optional quiche lunchcan be purchased for £7.50. If allfour days are booked there is adiscount of £10.Contact:Ruth Ford, Hatter'sCottage, 23a York St,Dunnington, York, YO19 5PNwith cheque payable to NADFASNE AREA with SAE. Email:hatters.cottage@talktalk.net THE AMERICAN COUNTRYHOUSEDate:11 April 2011Venue:Harewood House, nr LeedsTutor: Roger MitchellTime:10am-3pmIf you are an enthusiast for theEnglish country house, then a realtreat awaits you on the other sideof the Atlantic and in this studyday. We travel from elegant 18th-century Palladian houses in Virginiaand the Carolinas to spectacular19th-century houses in the DeepSouth. After lunch, we range fromthe cottages of Newport, RhodeIsland to America's grandesthouses - Biltmore, Viscaya andHearst Castle.THE BALTIC STATES:ESTONIA, LATVIA ANDLITHUANIADate: 2 June 2011Venue: The Bar Convent, YorkTutor: Edward SaundersTime: 10.30am-3.30pmDespite centuries of invasion bygreater powers like Sweden,Poland, Germany and Russia, thetiny countries near the Baltic havemiraculously sustained theirdistinctive cultures. Now withinNato and the EU, the future isbrighter. In this study day we shall hear about their culture andsee something of their picture-postcard capital cities, Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn.EDUCATION: COURSESAbove: Hearst Castle's elaborate pool (The American Country House, North East Area) www.nadfas.org.ukNADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2011 NORTH EAST

SCANDINAVIAN GLASSDate: 15 November 2011Tutor: Andy McConnellSCANDINAVIAN ARTDate: 7 February 2012Tutor: Ann Clements BALTIC MISCELLANY(HANSEATIC LEAGUE;TREASURES OF THEROSENBURG & WORK OFILYA REPIN)Date: 21 February 2012Tutor:Nicholas MerchantMODERN SCANDINAVIANDESIGNDate:20 March 2012Tutor: Sally HobanSeven linked study days examiningin depth the artistic, architectural,design and musical heritage of the countries around the BalticSea. We explore the developmentswhich resulted from politicalchanges in a collection ofdisparate states as some graduallyemerged as individual countries.We consider the influences which instigate the distinctiveforms of creative expression foundin the region.EDUCATION: COURSESFROM SAMARKAND TO THETAJ MAHAL: CENTRAL ASIAAND THE GREAT MUGHALSDate:4 July 2011Venue:The Bar Convent, YorkTutor: Sue RollinTime:10.30am-3.30pmWe look first at Tamerlaine and hislegacy, especially the beautiful cityof Samarkand. We then followPrince Babur through Afghanistanto India, focusing on themagnificent royal courts of the firstsix emperors of the Mughaldynasty, whose rule had a lastingimpact on India and whosecreative building reached itsapogee in the Taj Mahal.THE ART OF CHINA AND ITSINFLUENCE ON SILKTEXTILESDate:29 September 2011Venue:Harewood House, nrLeedsTutor:Hanne SutcliffeTime:10am-3pmIn this study day we will hear thefascinating history of Chinese silksfrom the second millennium BC to1911 AD, and its use as imperialcostumes. We will also learn aboutits connection with and influenceon porcelain, jades and paintings.A selection of embroidered silkcostumes will be on display as wellas a profusion of designs, stitchesand types of weaving.COURSE EXPLORING THE BALTICVenue:Cerne Abbas Village Hall,Dorchester, DT2 7GY Price: £140 for the course of 7study days inc. a light lunch &coffee or £20 per study day.Study days may be bookedindividually. Applications openfrom 21 March 2011.Contact:Susan Pearson, Tresco,Westleaze, Charminster,Dorchester, DT2 9PZ Tel: 01305 259431. Email:acewessex@yahoo.comART AND MUSIC OF RUSSIADate:4 October 2011Tutor:Rosamund BartlettART AND THE BALTICLANDSCAPEDate:25 October 2011Tutor: Rosamund BartlettTHE BALTIC STATESDate: 1 November 2011Tutor:Edward SaundersNEW LECTURERSHeather Birchall (British andEuropean artists,photography and museumsand galleries), Monica Bohm-Duchen(European modern artistsand sculptors including MarcChagall and CharlotteSalomon), Joanna Hardy(jewellery), Susan Kay-Williams (embroidery andtextiles), Stephen Kershaw(the art, architecture andmyths of Ancient Greece andRome), Jethro Lyne (art andarchitecture including theRussian Style Moderne anddoors) and Simon Seligman(art and sculpture atChatsworth).RETIRING LECTURERSNorman Coady, JamesGilpin, Kieran McCarthy,Peter Osborne, Shirley Turnerand Rory Young have retiredfrom the Directory ofLecturers and Katie Gibsonand Nina Levick are taking asabbatical. NADFAS thanksthem all for their scholarshipand the pleasure they havebrought to members duringtheir time on the Directory ofLecturers.NEW PUBLISHED WORKSNADFAS lecturer KarinFernald published a new children's book lastSeptember. The DumpyPrincess isa story about the childhood of QueenVictoria.LECTURERSNEWSNADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2011www.nadfas.org.ukWESSEXAbove: 'Get intricate' with embroidered silk Chinese costumes (North East Area)