PANDORA ART EDUCATION COURSES
Pandora Art Education International brings together art lovers around the world to feed their passion and help them learn and grow. Our programmes help art enthusiasts understand and enjoy how looking at paintings and sculpture or indeed decorative arts can be enriching, energizing and relaxing at the same time. It’s fun, it’s a leisure activity, but it’s also educational and in many ways therapeutic. It is also a fulfilling career path for students, returners or transition to the art world.
Our art appreciation courses are for those with little prior knowledge of the art world who want to learn more and have a basis from which to explore their favourite genres. Others already know something but want to fill gaps in their knowledge.
After this, we can develop our curiosity by researching artists, their practice methods, their circles and the era which influenced their work directly or indirectly. People from different backgrounds can learn to interpret works from new perspectives such as sociology, psychology, history, commerce, literature or music.
The course includes a glimpse of the art market and its importance in the luxury industry and the world of the art collector.
The course is enriched with many supporting reference documents to keep handy to refer back to. Illustrated with images, these helpful checklists, glossaries and articles enable you to quickly understand and grasp the richness of art history and how elements fit together. This is the best foundation for having a handle on the breadth and depth of fine art which will help you move seamlessly to the next level – Art Management.
In the art appreciation course students learn why art is important in our society. They understand the structure of art history as a study and learn terms and vocabulary. Very often the terms can be off-putting or confusing, you may think you understand what they mean but are you sure? Through our narrated lessons or learning in the classroom, we explain this in an easy-to-understand way.
Nelson Mandela by Vincent Messelier. Acrylic on Canvas, 60 x 60 cm
Artwork of The Month
Vincent Messelier is a self-taught artist from Kortrijk, Belgium, working in a mix of acrylic on canvas and digital mediums, known for his passionate and dynamic works. Messilier characterises his work as a completely new style named ‘meridianism’ . He achieves this through the use of pallet knives to establish vertical and horizontal lines to intersect the colourful ‘chaos’ beneath.
As a self-taught artist, Messelier began painting in 2006, and by 2011 became a member of ‘Dubai Art Center International’ where he exhibited his works. In April of that year, his work was exhibited internationally and he received various awards. Most recently in 2021, he was considered for the prestigious Pricegroup Award in Salemo Italy.
The editor selected this work because of the intense emotional nature of a work named ‘Nelson Mandela’. It is a testament to Messelier’s boldness to name a piece after such a respected and important figure. This piece features the artist’s distinctive ‘meridianism’ style cut through with striking orange hues. Concealed within the depths of the artwork is Mandela himself enhancing the emotional nature of the piece.