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08 May 2021Zoom Lecture: First Catch a Squirrel

You are invited to our first  Zoom webinar.


When: May 11th, 2021 11:00 AM 

"First Catch a Squirrel..." Historical Materials and Techniques of Painting C15-C16th
by

Chantal Brotherton-Ratcliffe

A summary  is on the lectures 2020-21 page of this website

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://theartssociety-org.zoom.us/j/99121569014

  • Click on the link to open the Zoom lecture window and click on Join a Meeting or Launch Meeting.
  • You may be asked to type in your name and email address.  This will not be seen by anyone else or stored anywhere.
  • Wait for the lecture to start. Patty will begin with an introduction.
  •  The external link below is to a zoom tutorial which you might find helpful

The lecture will start at 11.00 but log in at least five minutes before to allow for any technical hiccups. (see Help Available below).  Make sure you have the volume control on your computer or headphones at the correct level to hear comfortably.  In order to minimise disruption to the lecture, the meeting host (the person controlling the meeting)will turn off the chat and mute the audio for those watching the lecture. You will not be able to see or talk to other people watching the lecture.

Help Available

If you need some help or reassurance beforehand, please contact our Secretary Lesley Smith on 01436 674212  or  lsmithswps@gmail.com

On the morning of the lecture you can contact Kevin Henaghan for technical help; His telephone number is 07710 456852

Kevin has experience with helping other Societies’ members with technical issues.  Please note that this is only available 15 minutes before and whilst the lecture is in progress. and at no other time.   If the line is busy, Kevin will return your call.
Please try and spread the word about this  lectures to fellow Arts Society members.

 

 

 

26 April 2021TASLA Trial Zoom Lecture

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: May 4, 2021 11:00 AM London
Topic: TASLA Trial Zoom Lecture


Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://theartssociety-org.zoom.us/j/95176890427

 The following information is also available as a document that you can print . Click here to access this.

Guide to Watching Online Lectures

What is Zoom?

Zoom is a computer program which allows access to live sound and video.

What do I need to take part?

You will need a device such as a laptop, personal computer, tablet or smartphone, and an internet connection.  The Zoom software will make your connection easy and fast. You can download this for free from their website.  If your device does not have Zoom software you may be able to link via Google and selecting to join using browser.  

How will I access the Lecture?

  • TASLA will send out an email invitation with a link (It will begin with  https://theartssociety.org.zoom.us ).  The link will also be available from the website.
  • Click on the link to open the Zoom lecture window and click on Join a Meeting or Launch Meeting. You may be asked to type in your name and email address.  This will not be seen by anyone else or stored anywhere.
  • Wait for the lecture to start. Patty will begin with an introduction.
  • NOTES: The lectures will start at 11.00 but log in at least five minutes before to allow for any technical hiccups. (see Help Available).  Make sure you have the volume control on your computer or headphones at the correct level to hear comfortably.  In order to minimise disruption to the lecture, the meeting host (the person controlling the meeting)

will turn off the chat and mute the audio for those watching the lecture. You will not be able to see or talk to other people watching the lecture.

What help will be available?

Kevin Henaghan has experience with helping other Societies’ members with technical issues.  A telephone number will be given for Kevin and members will be able to call him during the lecture and up to 15 minutes before.  If the line is busy, Kevin will return your call.

22 April 2021Introduction to Summer Zoom lectures: May 4th 2021 at 11am

Our Great Leap Forwards – Introduction to Summer Zoom lectures
May 4th 2021 at 11am: Patty Stewart and your Committee

 Click here to see the three lectures to come this year on on a single sheet or look at the Lectures 2020-21 page of this website

The pandemic and the lockdowns have been with us for a long time now, and we have missed a whole year’s lectures at TASLA. Your Committee has taken the plunge and has been learning how to hold online lectures using Zoom.

This short talk will introduce the new summer session, and is the perfect opportunity for anyone who has not been at a Zoom lecture yet to have a go at trying it out beforehand!

Another MailChimp will be sent out next Tuesday  and posted here with more detailed instructions!

26 March 2021March Newsletter from your Chairman

It’s good news and bad news this month! First of all, we are excited and proud to say that TASLA will be trialling Zoom lectures for 3 months, starting in May. The bad news is that at the recent Area meeting the consensus of opinion was that we might not have live lectures this calendar year. With that in mind, your Committee decided to face the challenge and see if we too can benefit from modern technology!

Our first online lecture will be

‘First Catch a Squirrel - Historical materials and techniques of painting 15-18th century’ and will start at

11 am on Tuesday 11 May - our normal date and almost our normal time.

The speaker is Chantal Brotherton-Ratcliffe, a trained painting restorer who worked at Sotheby’s for 29 years.

We will be contacting you nearer the time with details of how to join – and there will be help before and during the lectures for those who have never used Zoom before. Please do save the date and have a go at attending, even if this is your first time.

Virtualtrips.io My latest, find thanks to Anne Bernard!  It is free although you can leave a tip if you want!  So far in the last week I have been to Seville, the Jewish Quarter, Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia, the Terracotta Warriors (we were inside to see it all!) and Delft.  The tours last from ½ to 1 hour.   Unfortunately, it is all indoors as everything is closed but there were a lot of people sitting in cafes in Barcelona!

Arthistoryinfocus.com also does virtual tours £10.The next on 22 April.  A walking tour of Lisbon 

YouTube. History of the Arts & Craft Movement by Miceli Atanasio.  Highly recommended.

Also look up Robert Thompson “The Mouseman”!

23 February 2021February Message from your Chairman

A newsletter was sent out today containing the following infomation:

Our March lecture would have been Christopher de Hamel on Medieval Illuminated Book of Hours.

Related to this 

  • SAL Public Lecture on Thomas Becket’s Library of Books.
  • BBC Newsnight Inside the mystery of medieval manuscripts

Both featuring Christopher.  He has also written many books on the subject, one in particular has beautiful illustrations.  "Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts"

WHAT TO WATCH

  • PBS America Mark Twain’s Journey to Jerusalem: Dreamland
  • From EDFAS, "Revealing the Galloway Hoard" by Dr Martin Goldberg at National Museums Scotland. (This is as well as their usual March lecture).

BOOKS

  • Jules Verne’s Scotland by Ian Thompson. Verne visited Scotland in 1859!
  • First Contact: The Cult of Progress by David Olusoga   The first chapter on the capturing of the Benin Bronzes is very thought provoking!
  • Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell.  A fictional account of Shakespeare’s son who died age 11 in 1596.

‚ÄčThe committee meet again on 25 February and Area meet on 18 March.  (Both on Zoom!)  More news after that.

 

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