Arts & Crafts

Google Art Project
Google has been running a project about Art Exhibitions around the world.
Go to
https://artsandculture.google.com/partner to see details of hundreds of worldwide exhibitions.
There are 65 in Australia alone.

Amongst the first dozen listings are :

  • The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

  • The Musee D’Orsay in Paris

  • The National Gallery in London

  • The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg

Extreme Knitting and Crochet

Are you a crocheter or a knitter looking for a challenge? Maybe you took it up during the past year or maybe you have been crocheting or knitting since you were a child. Whichever, it is, we want to see your most ambitious and unusual creations and those you are most proud of. It might be a giant design, or something tiny. You might have depicted your family members in wool, or used a new stitch you have learnt to create a bouquet of flowers. We are challenging you to have a go at something ambitious and to show us your creations.

For more information go to https://www.u3a.org.uk/learning/national-programmes/extreme-crochet

Virtual Art Exhibitions

Mall Galleries will produce virtual tours of all Federation of British Artists Art Societies throughout 2021.

Two already available to see are :

Serpentine Gallery
From the architecture pavilion and digital commissions to the ideas marathon and the general ecology programme, explore 50 years of artists, projects and exhibitions. https://www.serpentinegalleries.org/whats-on/archive/

The National Gallery
At London’s National Gallery website there are many free films, lasting from under one minute to 45 minutes, on individual works in their collection at https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/stories

Courtauld Gallery Virtual Tour
You can roam each room of the Courtauld Gallery, as it was before it temporarily closed in September 2018, and zoom in to look closely at masterpieces from the collection, such as Vincent van Gogh's "Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear" or Edouard Manet's "A Bar at the Folies Bergere", from individual brush strokes to the texture of the paint.
Go to
https://courtauld.ac.uk/gallery/about/3d-gallery-virtual-tour

Love Lowry Colouring
Help yourself to some colouring-in sheets based on some of the most famous paintings by LS Lowry.
Sheets are available to download and print out at
https://thelowryblog.com/2020/03/27/love-lowry-colouring/

Watercolour Tutorials

Tony Burke of Huddersfield U3A has run a watercolour class for many years but in March 2020 it was cut short. He undertook to complete the course, for those that were interested, via YouTube and has just posted lesson number 26. Tony is really happy to share these with U3A members across the movement.
Watch them at

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC631bNxOIZeQdqwoPHYuvfw

Art UK
Art UK is the online home for every public art collection in the UK.
They
are a charity, and their website represents a collaboration between over 3,300 British institutions.
Through their work art is made available to everyone – for enjoyment, learning and research.
They
digitise artworks, tell the stories behind the art and create exciting opportunities for public interaction with art. They support public art collections, by improving their accessibility and sustainability.
To find out more go to
https://artuk.org/learn/learning-resources

Masterpiece Arts Fair
Masterpiece is an arts fair, held yearly at the Chelsea Hospital. Because it’s been cancelled for 2 years in a row they have put together a programme of videos, discussions and lectures on all sorts of topics.
To see the
Videos go to https://www.masterpiecefair.com/en/videos
To hear the
Panel Discussions go to https://www.masterpiecefair.com/en/panel-discussions
To listen to the
Podcasts go to https://www.masterpiecefair.com/en/podcasts