Windows on the World

23rd - 27th June 2014
Tutor: Eleanor White

Fully Booked

Many artists throughout the history of art have used the motif of the window as a point of departure to explore one world and the next, inside and out, the inner and the exterior world. Artists such as Bonnard and Matisse used the window both in an observed and an abstracted manner. Ben Nicholson and Mary Feddon used it to explore the meeting points of everyday life. Howard Hodgkin uses a frame to expand and contain his expressive paintings.

Windows can reflect and create double images. The motif of the window will be joined with exploration of the surrounding west coast landscape through drawing, painting and the use of photography, to inform both studio based work from window installations and gathered landscape images. This is a course based in mixed media with the emphasis on the last three days given over to the development of a final sustained painting.

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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