"...thanking you again for a fascinating talk...certainly among the best we have had. Your enthusiasm for the subject shone through as did your knowledge. Many members mentioned how much they enjoyed it, and it certainly generated a good debate.'' D. Adamson, WFA
..thanking you again for a fascinating talk...it was certainly amongst the best we've had. Your enthusiasm for the subject shone through, as did your knowledge. Many members mentioned to me how much they enjoyed it, and it certainly generated a good debate. D. Adamson WFA

Slide Talks

As well as delivering high-quality practical drawing and painting session, GDS Artschool also gives illustrated slide talks on a wide range of art related subjects. These aim to be entertaining, accessible and informative, conveying ideas and information in a way that is understandable and enjoyable. GDS Artchool believes that learning about art is both a pleasure and way of appreciating history and culture. Themes range from the very broad to the very specific, examples of which are given below.  Subjects can also be tailored to meet your requirements, so do enquire!   
                                                        
            
The Language of Colour                    
 
                  
The Impressionist Revolution             
 
       
Montage: From Dada to Now             
 
       
The History of the Smile in Art           
 
    
The Art of the First World War           
 
               
Cubism and its Influence                     
 
 
A Brief History of Paint                        
 
 
The Subconscious Mind in Art            
 
                 
The 'End' of Modern Art                      
 
 
Baroque: The Sacred and Profane     
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
            
Innovation during The Italian Renaissance
 
                  
Beauty and Ugliness in Art
 
       
Depicting the Human Body 
 
       
The Painted Word: Letterforms in Art
 
    
Postmodernism and Painting
 
               
On Having Good and Bad Taste in Art
 
 
Defining Drawing                 
 
 
Expressionism and the Modern Soul
 
 
Perspective and Space
 
 
Changing Worlds: A History of Landscape
 
 
Recent Trends in Art/Individual Artists