Six Spanish Masters


Painting in Spain from the 16th-20th centuries is a diverse mixture of embracing influences from Europe, and exporting back Avant-garde trends. 

Alice Foster examines six major artists, from El Greco to Picasso, and considers their legacy.

Programme details

Wednesdays, 11am–12.30pm (UK time)

For those attending in-person at Rewely House, registration takes place at 10.30am before the first lecture (20 October 2021). Tea and coffee is provided in the Common Room before each lecture, from 10.30am.

For those joining us online, please join in good time before each lecture to ensure that you have no connection problems. We recommend joining 10-15 minutes before the start time. 

20 October 2021       

El Greco

27 October 2021        


3 November 2021        

Luis Melendez

10 November 2021      


17 November 2021    

Joaquin Sorolla

24 November 2021



Description Costs
Tuition - in-person attendance £125.00
Tuition - virtual attendance £125.00


If you are in receipt of a UK state benefit you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.

If you do not qualify for the concessionary fee but are experiencing financial hardship, you may still be eligible for financial assistance.

Concessionary fees for short courses


Mrs Alice Foster


Alice has lectured for Oxford University Dept of Continuing Education since 1998.  She lectures at the Ashmolean Museum and at the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock.  Her busy free lance career includes organising History of Art Study Days with colleagues, and regular weekly classes in Oxfordshire and Worcestershire.  In 2004 Alice joined NADFAS and has lectured in Great Britain and Europe.  Since its inception in 2003 Alice has been a tutor on study holidays with Learn Italy Ltd.  She is President of Banbury Fine Arts Society and also Northleach Arts Society.


Accommodation is not included in the price, but if you wish to stay with us the night before the course, then please contact our Residential Centre.

Accommodation in Rewley House - all bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms.  Please contact our Residential Centre on +44 (0) 1865 270362 or email for details of availability and discounted prices.

IT requirements

You can opt to attend this hybrid teaching event either online (via a livestream) or in person at Rewley House, Oxford. You will be given the option of how you wish to attend during the enrolment process. You can only pick one option. If your preferred attendance format is fully booked, you can email us to be put on the waiting list.

For those joining us online

The University of Oxford uses Microsoft Teams for our learning environment. If you’re attending online, you’ll be able to see and hear the speakers, and to submit questions via the Teams interface. Joining instructions will be sent out prior to the start date. We recommend that you join the session at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start time – just as you might arrive a bit early at our lecture theatre for an in-person event.

If you have not used the Microsoft Teams app before, once you click the joining link you will be invited to download it (this is free). Once you have downloaded the app, please test before the start of your course. If you are using a laptop or desktop computer, you will also be offered the option of connecting using a web browser. If you connect via a web browser, Chrome is recommended.

Please note that this course will not be recorded.