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Local Victorian Churches – GI 19 547
3 October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tutor: Michael Sleigh Surrey Dip Art & Design. LCF Higher Dip Design.Go to all Courses
An introduction to some of the local churches built during the Victorian period. We will look at how religious movements and A.W.N Pugin influenced the design of church buildings and how Neo-Gothic became the only “Christian Style” to use. A visit to a church in the town will form part of the course to enable participants to fully appreciate the Gothic Revival legacy.
About the Speaker
Michael has worked in the areas of design, photography and education for more than 30 years. Starting in an architect’s office, he moved on to being Technical Support at West Surrey College of Art and Design, and then Lecturer at WSCAD and Epsom School of Art. Michael has also been an adult education tutor and freelance graphic designer.
For 18 years, Michael was the staff photographer for the Royal Horticultural Society based at Wisley. He also undertook exhibition design, information and interpretation and graphic design work whilst at the RHS.
For the last 10 years Michael has been the owner and Photographer at Polypodphoto, specialising in heritage photography whilst also giving talks on photography and organising ‘PhotoWalks’. Since 2012, he has delivered courses on photography and architecture and design at The Guildford Institute.
Currently, Michael is specialising in Victorian Gothic Revival design and in Church Stained Glass. Over the last two years he has had a number of displays and exhibitions of his photographs, focusing on details to be seen in stained glass windows. He also administers the Neo-Gothic Guild and the Church Stained Glass Project.
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.