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.

Just Posted

Photos: The Contenders rock the Blue Moose Coffee Shop Friday

Valdy and Gary Fjellgaard came together as (The) Contenders to play music… Continue reading

First snowfall of season on its way in the Fraser Valley: Environment Canada

Two to four centimetres of snowfall is expected to fall by Sunday evening

It’s the last day to vote in B.C.’s referendum on electoral reform

Ballots must now be dropped off in person to meet the deadline of 4:30 p.m.

VIDEO: Highway overpass protest against United Nations ‘compact’ on immigration

Demonstrators say Canada will have less control over who is allowed in the country

B.C. police stop drunk driver who offered up burger instead of ID

Roadblock checks over the weekend found at least two other impaired drivers

In Canada, the term ‘nationalism’ doesn’t seem to have a bad rap. Here’s why

Data suggest that Canadians don’t see the concept of nationalism the way people do in the United States

Small quake recorded west of Vancouver Island

No injuries or tsunami warning after 5.4 rumble felt some 400 kilometres from Victoria

B.C. suspends Chinese portion of Asian forestry trade mission due to Huawei arrest

Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of U.S. in Vancouver

Canadians spent $1.7 billion dollars online in December 2017

Online retail sales accounted for 3.4 per cent of total retail sales

2-year investigations nets $900,000 in refunds for payday loan customers

Consumer Protection BC says selling practices were ‘aggressive and deceptive’

China: Canada’s detention of Huawei exec ‘vile in nature’

Huawei is the biggest global supplier of network gear for phone and internet company

1 of 2 B.C. men wanted in connection to home invasion, explosives in custody

Cameron Cole is charged with two counts of possessing an improvised explosive device

Most Read