The Roycroft Campus, The Ruskin Society of North America and The Guild of St. George have come together to offer an exciting series of virtual talks with speakers from the United States, Canada and Scotland. The series is titled “Ruskin, Roycroft, and the Arts and Crafts Movement” and will take place at 11 a.m. on all five Saturdays this October.
The first two sessions will feature internationally known Ruskin specialists. Professor Jim Spates will present “From Rouen to Roycroft: John Ruskin and the Birth of the Arts and Crafts Movement” on Oct. 3. The following Saturday, Dr. Peter Burman will provide a “Scottish Perspective on Ruskin’s Influence on the Arts and Crafts Movement in the United Kingdom.”
Subsequent Saturdays will feature a history of how Elbert Hubbard’s vision and energy established the Movement in North America, and illustrated talks by artists-in-residence at the Roycroft Campus will highlight the vital importance of drawing, photography, writing and creative bookmaking in the modern world.
Sessions will be held using the Zoom platform and all talks will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Registration for the Conference is $50 per person, which covers all five weeks (eight presentations). For more information on the topics and speakers and to register, please visit the Roycroft Campus website at: www.roycroftcampuscorp.com and click on the “Ruskin Roycroft Conference” banner, or call 655-0261.