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Charles Rennie Mackintosh – GI 20 826 (online)
2 February 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm GMT
Tutor: Ronnie Ireland D.A. (Drawing and Painting; Glasgow School of Art) B.A. (Hons) Open UniversityGo to all Courses Go to all Online Courses
Charles Rennie Mackintosh – ‘Toshy’ – has become, as with so many creative artists, much loved after his death.
Studying in the prosperous Glasgow of the late 20th century, he developed an individual signature style blending Art Nouveau, Celtic art and traditional Scottish vernacular architecture. We will look at his place in the architecture of the time as well as at the ‘Mackintosh Revival’ of the 1960s and the ‘Mockintosh’ souvenir industry trading on his style.
Please note this is a repeat course.
About the Speaker
Ronnie’s life has always revolved around art and music. He has drawn and painted all his life and made music (mainly singing; from opera through to rock and jazz) during much of it.
He was born and educated in Glasgow, then moved to Edinburgh where he taught art and ran a company, organising and playing music. Ronnie moved to the south of England in 2011, realising he needed a fresh start and new challenges in a new place.
The regular art classes which Ronnie now runs are very important to him. They aim to encourage artists to develop their own ideas and voice, and he finds it exciting and gratifying working with the artists as they progress. He feels it is the most difficult, but also the most rewarding part of art. Ronnie also gives regular talks, demonstrations and workshops on many aspects of art and creativity to art societies, educational institutions and the corporate world.
His own art centres around the idea of identity and how it manifests in many different ways from the theatrical to the everyday.
V Café at The Guildford Institute provides a friendly catering service using high quality, fresh, vegetarian and vegan ingredients.
The perfect way to give a treat to someone special who takes real pleasure in learning new things and taking part in great activities.