Secretary: Jean or Bill Bowers
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Branch News

The Maplesteads' WEA Spring 2019 course starts on the 21st January 2019, when potential participants will be invited to attended a course overview of Art Inspired by East Anglia and meet the tutor Susan Pownall.

The first free introductory session commences at 6.30pm, with complimentary wine and refreshments. The subsequent eight 1.5-hour sessions (with mid-session coffee breaks) start at 7.00pm. The cost of the full course is £49.28. Poster here.

Many famous artists – Constable, Turner, Spencer, Hambling and Munnings to name just a few – have been inspired by the rural landscapes, wide skies, rolling seas, and imposing churches of East Anglia during the 19th and 20th Centuries.

This course examines how various artists' works have reflected their experience of this part of the world:


The Stour at Dedham - Sir Alfred Munnings             Wivenhoe Park - John Constable           Orford - JW Turner

The sessions will include:

  • The methodologies used by artists to represent aspects of East Anglia
  • Comparative discourse on the paintings.
  • Contrasts with modern East Anglia and how we could/do represent it.

More information about the course content and the suggested reading, which will also be available to borrow from Great Maplestead Village Hall during this course, is detailed here.

For further information please contact the Maplesteads' WEA Secretary, Jean Bowers.



2018/19 Courses