Reinventing the Familiar


24th - 28th June, 2019
Tutor: Eleanor White
Course Fee: £370

Fully Booked!

On this course students will begin by observing simple plant forms. Whether contained in pots of all shapes and sizes, or branches and stems that have been liberated alongside natural forms, these will give the starting point to this course.

Through the use of experimental drawing methods utilising both dry materials and ink, you will draw from direct observation. The course will develop a playful sense of composition by drawing and overlapping to see what shapes arrive from combining images and media.

From this a colour palette will be chosen to build a mixed media painting that has the same sense of expression as the initial direct drawings.

The course will include working on both large and small scale formats, thus giving scope for developing works into a more abstracted form. The origins of the finished pieces firmly based in the joy of observing natural forms.  This course would suit beginners as well as those with some experience, all welcome!

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.