James Willis



Classes & Workshops

Summer 2017 Art Activities and Events with James Willis

Hitchin Festival Lecture

27 July 6.30 for 7.30pm – Walsworth Community Centre

The Great Mr Turner – his life and times

Discover the art, life and times of our greatest

English artist J M W Turner at this fully

illustrated lecture given by James Willis in

support of the Walsworth Community Centre.

Tickets from the Hitchin Initiative office £8.00  (ALREADY SELLING!)

Summer School 2017. 31 July – 4 August (10am – 4pm)

A full week of painting and drawing development based at Walsworth Community Centre with a day in Hitchin Town Centre.

£120 full week, £30 individual days.

Lectures at Letchworth Settlement

- you can book online www.letchworthsettlement.org.uk

Canaletto -An Italian in London
Monday 14th Aug from 10:00 to 12:00
Cost £10

When Antonio Canaletto came to London in 1746 he was already famous as a painter of views of Venice and hoped to make another fortune. In the end he stayed for nearly ten years recording in tiny detail the life and architecture of Georgian London. This lecture looks at Canaletto's early career as an Italian view painter and how he uses his skills to translate English scenes and his influence on future generations.

Sir John Soane  Architect, Collector and Patron
Monday 21st Aug from 10:00 to 12:00
Cost £10

In his London residence at 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields the famous architect Sir John Soane housed his diverse collection of antique and contemporary art. The house provided not just a showcase for his collection but a visitor experience to demonstrate his architectural ideas and innovations. Explore this fascinating museum during this lecture as well as discover the complex life and times in which Soane lived and worked.


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