Upcoming temporary closures at The Portico Library
*who just happen to be women!
This series is back due to popular demand.
This series will present seventeen artistic personalities, selecting some examples from different centuries: we will look at their lives and their art, put them into context, and as a result of the analysis of their biographies, we will acknowledge how their identity as female artists affected their careers, their work and their role for the following generations. These four sessions can be joined as stand-alone events or attended as a course to receive the full benefit of Sara’s inspiring teaching style. These sessions are perfect for anyone who wishes to strengthen their knowledge of the History of Art.
12 January 2019, 10.00am-12.00pm
Week 1: Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), Sofonisba Anguissola (c.1535-1625), Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1652), Judith Leyster (1609-1660).
19 January 2019, 10.00am-12.00pm
Week 2: Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), Luisa Ignacia Roldan (1652-1706), Rachel Ruysch (1664-1750), Rosalba Carriera (1675-1757).
02 February 2019, 10.00am-12.00pm
Week 3: Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807), Élizabeth Vigée-LeBrun (1755-1842), Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899), Elizabeth Thompson (1846-1933).
09 February 2019, 10.00am-12.00pm
Week 4: Berthe Morisot (1841-1895), Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), Edmonia Lewis (1844- after 1911), Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010), and will feature Jane Fairhurst (b. 1953), who will present her work and the influence that all these artists had on her own work.
(In partnership with the Society of Bookbinders, North West and North Wales Region)
In this one day workshop you will work with an experienced local bookbinder, Barry Clark, to create three finished books: a sewn pamphlet with a decorative dust-wrapper, a Japanese stab binding, and a multi-section notebook with exposed decorative sewing. These three projects will introduce you to the essentials of all bookbinding: grain direction, folding and cutting paper, creating book sections, setting out sewing stations and different ways of sewing books. All materials and tools will be provided, but feel free to bring your own favourite craft tools if you have them. We will not be using glue so no protective apron is required. The fee includes the cost of materials, tea/coffee on arrival and a light buffet lunch. This workshop is limited to 12 participants so early booking is advised.
Tea/coffee on arrival from 10am for a prompt start at 10.30am