Walk, Draw, Connect - drawing out the land

30th July - 3rd August, 2018
Tutor: Christine Morrison
Course Fee: £360

We have finally managed to tempt Christine Morrison off her boat and into the Bridge House Art studios to lead this summer school week. Christine will lead you on a series of daily walks, which will allow you to discover the remote and beautiful areas around Ullapool. Through mark making and drawing you will develop a direct connection to place. Each day, handmade sketchbooks will be used to gather information and to record a personal response to the environment in which you find yourself. 
After spending the first morning in the studio, creating your own personal sketchbook in which you will work all week, the walking and discovering will begin. The walks will increase in length over the week and the responses will progress and build on what has been learnt before, thus introducing students to ways of seeing and experiencing the landscape that may be new to them.

There will be an emphasis on taking the time to 'just be' in the landscape and to experience the constant shifts in light, tone and atmosphere of the surroundings. On the last day, students are able to work in the studio in order to create a more considered final piece that will include elements and observations from the previous days.

This course is suitable for beginners and to those more experienced. The walks will be following coastal and hill paths, with nothing too strenuous, but students must be happy to walk over the occasional area of open ground. Good walking boots, a rucksack and walking sticks are essential items to bring. This will be a wonderful opportunity to get away from the road and experience the hidden scenery at walking pace. Please contact if you have any queries regarding agility and fitness.

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. Outdoor, waterproof clothing is essential if you are signing up for an outdoor-based course. Be prepared and dress for the Highland weather, expect sun and rain, four seasons have been experienced in one day!

* Students on this course must provide own walking boots, walking sticks, rucksack, sun hat, midge net, sun cream, water bottle, waterproof layers and folding stool if required. All items and drawing materials must be carried in rucksack.