Exploring Water - drawing, painting and printmaking


3rd - 7th September, 2018
Tutor: Kittie Jones
Course Fee: £360


We can't think of a better way to round off our summer school programme, than to have Kittie Jones deliver another of her wonderful weeks that combines the diciplines of drawing, painting and printmaking.

Taking inspiration from the subject matter of water in its many forms – rivers, oceans, working docks or a wildlife habitat – this course will encourage students to explore the broad theme of water through drawing, painting and printmaking.

Time will be spent drawing from the subject en plein air during which students will create tonal and compositional studies to be developed into paintings back in the studio. Simple monotype techniques will be used as a way of exploring colour and mark-making ideas.

The week will culminate in mixed media painting, considering colour structure and levels of abstraction in a resolved composition. Many artists who have explored water in their work will be looked at, including Joan Eardley, Emma Stibbon, Monet and Norman Adams.

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.