Abstracting the Landscape


8th - 12th July, 2019
Tutor: Jemma Derbyshire
Course Fee: £370

Fully Booked!

Looking at the shapes, marks and textures of the landscape, this course will lead students through the often tricky subject of abstraction.  Beginning by drawing from the reality of the surrounding landscape, you will then work through a series of processes that help to find the abstract values in the subject matter. 

From "walking drawings" through to printed collages,  you will be armed with many tools to aid this process.  This course will be about capturing something of the environment, whether that be a shape, a colour, a line - and then using this as the stimulus to building exciting and experimental paintings.

Looking at the importance of editing out, obliterating, and  reconstructing of an image you will learn to make visual decisions about your work and take ownership of the information.

Using drawing, print making and painting, students will learn to develop a body of work that is a response to landscape but through visual and emotive abstraction. Looking at the work of many Artists from painters like Peter Lanyon, to Richard Diebenkorn.  This course is aimed at those who already have some painting experience, and wish to delve into the possibilities of abstraction.

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.