Tidelines: experimental printmaking

10th - 14th July, 2017
Tutor: Kittie Jones
Course Fee: £360

Fully Booked!

Taking inspiration from the variety of organic and human-made items that get washed up along the tideline, this stimulating week will be spent exploring methods of combining human elements of the landscape with the natural.

Looking for those interesting edges where humanity and the natural world collide, students will begin by exploring ways of gathering information for print. Different approaches to working in sketchbooks will be considered out in the varied landscapes of Ullapool.

Back in the studio, a number of printmaking methods will be covered and different approaches to combining the graphic with the expressive will be looked at. Techniques will include intaglio, relief and monotype; inspiration will be taken from the work of Durer, Piranesi, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and Sylvia Wishart among others. The course will culminate in a series of multi-coloured, layered prints reflecting a unique response to the richness of north-west Scotland.

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.