Listening to the Landscape

11th - 15th August 2014
Tutor: Eleanor White

Fully Booked

This course will aim to offer each student the opportunity to get in touch with nature and the surrounding landscape through hearing, touch, sight and smell, by employing all the senses rather than only sight to inform the practical making of an image.

Imagine the feel of soft mist as it falls on your face, the crunch and give of the small pebbles on a shore walk, the scent of a summer garden, or the frustration brought by the force of the wind and rain - all these combined with the surrounding vistas of some of the most impressive wild landscapes in the Highlands, will act as the inspiration to the week.

Many landscape artists such as Turner and Joan Eardley have been influenced not just by sight, but by the true experience that each of the elements and the forces of nature can bring to the artist. A course that would suit people willing to work outside in any and all weathers to explore experimental drawing and painting in both an observational and abstract manner.

All courses run from 9.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. All materials and equipment are supplied, with a simple lunch provided daily. It is important to wear old clothes as art is a messy business. Be prepared and dress for the Highland weather, expect sun and rain, four seasons have been experienced in one day! Outdoor, waterproof clothing is essential. 

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