Art series covers European works

No experience needed to appreciate art

A popular art appreciation course is returning to an Agassiz church.

A Guide to Painting: Cave Art to the Late 18th Century will be led by instructor Monica Gibson-Pugsley and will run Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., October 12, & 26 and November 9 & 23

The course will be held at  All Saints Anglican Church Hall.

This is the second in a series of Art Appreciation courses to be presented at All Saints.

It is the first half of an eight-week course that will continue in March – April 2012, taking participants into the latter part of the 20th century.

These four sessions offer an overview of many diverse styles of painting, including Greco-Roman, Carolingian, Romanesque, Renaissance, Baroque, Sensibilite, and Rococco,

Gibson-Pugsley says “we shall view the European paintings through slides, transparencies and dialogue, and in terms of their artistic qualities, social/political influences, and the life of the artist.

“Art helps us ‘see’ the world around us with fresh eyes and minds. The styles viewed during these four weeks will pave the way for the cutting-edge artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.”

The course is not limited to artists, and there is no prior knowledge required, just an appreciation of art.

Gibson-Pugsley has taught the History and Appreciation of Art in Continuing Education since 1995.

She has also arranged and escorted many gallery tours to Vancouver, and Victoria over the years, and also escorted adult students on a 16-day gallery tour to London and Paris.

Agassiz All Saints is located at 6904 Lougheed Highway in Agassiz.

The course fee is $6 per session, or $20 for the four-week course. Money raised will go toward parish renovations and the Agassiz-Harrison Food Bank.

Registration at the door.