Courses & Events

Art History in Focus organises various lectures and courses throughout the year, which are open for all to join. These are characterised by a relaxed and entertaining learning environment, which often allows for lively discussion. All of Siân’s lectures are currently being live streamed – these are easy to access, entertaining and informative, with prices from £10. Tune in from anywhere in the world - join the live sessions with Q&A, or watch later on catch-up.



Virtual Venice: Treasures of Art and Architecture

10 week course: 8th January-19th March 2021

An exciting new course combining art lectures and exclusive, live virtual visits and walking tours in Venice

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Cultural Travels from Home: Siena and The Art of Gold

Thursday 21st January 11.00AM

Gain special access to the workshop of Marco Caratelli, a well-known artist living in Siena, and participate in a live demonstration with a focus on the use of gold leaf

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Madrid and Toledo

Artist in Focus: El Greco and Toledo

Monday 25th January 6.00pm

Enjoy a live, interactive online lecture exploring El Greco's career in Spain

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In Conversation: The Night Watch

Monday 1st February 6.00pm

An informal and entertaining interactive, live discussion about Rembrandt's masterpiece

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Cultural Travels from Home: A Walking Tour of Lisbon

Thursday 4th February 11.00AM

Enjoy a live, interactive walking tour of the beautiful Belém district of Lisbon

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Painting in Focus: The Scrovegni Chapel frescoes

Monday 8th February 6.00pm

An online live lecture exploring Giotto's Masterpiece in Padua

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Painting in Focus: van Gogh's Sunflowers

Thursday 25th February, 6.00pm

Enjoy a live, interactive online lecture exploring one of the world's most popular paintings

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Cultural Travels from Home: The Basilica of St Francis in Assisi

Thursday 4th March 10.30AM

Enjoy an exclusive live visit to Assisi in the company of one of Umbria's best guides

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The Mosaics of Ravenna

Monday 8th March 6.00pm

Join special guest lecturer Dr Richard Stemp as we learn about the beautiful, glittering mosaics of Ravenna and the history of this extraordinary city

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Cultural Travels from Home: A Walking Tour of Red Square, Moscow

Thursday 11th March 11.00AM

Join our live walking tour of the iconic Red Square in Moscow with one of the city's best guides

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Painting in Focus: Piero della Francesca's Resurrection

Monday 29th March 6.00pm (BST)

Join our Easter lecture in which we explore one of Piero della Francesca's most beautiful and intriguing masterpieces

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Cultural Travels from Home: A Walking Tour of The Jewish Quarter in Budapest

Thursday 15th April 11.00AM

Join us for a live walking tour through the Jewish Quarter in Budapest with expert local guide

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Public Lectures

For details of Siân Walters’s up-and-coming public lectures, please click the link below.

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PRIVATE Courses & Lectures

Consider the flexibility of a private art history lecture or course, which can take place in a venue of your choice at a time convenient to you.

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Lecture, Course and Study Day Topics

If you are planning a corporate event, or considering a private lecture or tour of a museum or exhibitions, here are some suggestions.

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Thank you for another totally brilliant experience, you give us so much to enjoy and to contemplate in all these amazing online sessions!”

Caroline Tate

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