Creative Responses to the Natural World - printmaking

13th - 17th July 2015
Tutor: Kittie Jones
Course Fee: £330

Fully Booked 

A week of exploring innovative and experimental approaches to representing the natural world through drawing and printmaking. Beginning with drawing trips to nearby Rhue and Ardmair Bay (Isle Martin) students will consider the micro and the macro in their responses to the natural world. Inspired by the approaches of artists as diverse as Turner, Norman Ackroyd, Mary Newcombe, Anna Kirk Smith and David Measures – students will consider ways of drawings which document time and motion, colour and form.

Patterns in nature – tide lines, bird flight, growth, decay, movement and migration - will provide a starting point for consideration, alongside initial visual responses to the stunning surroundings. Different methods of capturing mood, atmosphere and experience will be looked at and students will be encouraged to work in a variety of formats and on a range of different scales.

Objects will be collected and notes taken before returning to the studio for three days of interpreting experiences through a number of different printmaking techniques including collagraph, monotype and simple lithography.

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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