Shifting landscapes: mixed media approaches to the natural world


21st - 25th August, 2017
Tutor: Kittie Jones
Course Fee: £360
Fully Booked!

A week of exploring how to approach the complexity and richness of the natural world through drawing and mixed media painting. During the week students will be taught how to develop a number of ways of responding to a constantly changing landscape.

Quick, expressive drawings will be complemented by methods of working in a more sustained and considered way. Students will spend the majority of the week making work on location using ink and wash, charcoal and colourful mixed media approaches. Time will be spent considering how to incorporate the elements that move and change in a landscape –skies, creatures, light – in interesting and innovative ways.

A multi-sensory response will be encouraged throughout the week, as students create large-scale mixed media pieces documenting a personal, sensory response to the landscape. Inspiration will be taken from the work of Duncan Shanks, Janet Melrose, Nik Pollard and Joan Eardley among others.


All summer school 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.