In 2021 we are delighted to be offering an online art and architecture course, The Motesiczky Amersham Course, supported by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust. The course comprises a series of seven workshops delivered on Zoom, exploring the life and key paintings of 20th century expressionist Amersham artist Marie-Louise von Motesiczky.

Concurrently, students are given the opportunity to look at the different architectural styles found in the buildings of Amersham and with which Motesiczky would have been familiar. Motesiczky (1906-1996), an Austrian émigré and friend of Max Beckmann, Oskar Kokoschka and Elias Canetti, lived in Amersham during the 1940s and continued to spend her weekends in her house in Amersham until the mid-1970s. Amersham had a great influence on her art and the museum was kindly gifted three of her paintings by the trust established in her name.

The course will take place on Thursday mornings from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm on the following dates in 2021: 14, 21 and 28 January, 4, 11 and 25 February and 11 March. It costs £25.

The course is being delivered by experienced teacher Roger Thomson the director of the Missenden Arts Club, who has a degree in history from the University of Cambridge and a post-graduate certificate in history of art and architecture from the University of London. Roger has delivered workshops in art history for over six years and sees his role as facilitator rather than lecturer, with a firm belief that learning is most productive and enjoyable where students take an active part in their own learning and that of their peers and the learning becomes a sociable enterprise.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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Under lockdown restrictions the museum is currently closed, but we are running a programme of remote activities and responding to enquiries.

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