This small, independent art school and studio was established in 1995 by Eleanor White and continues to offer a rich and varied programme of courses in the visual and creative arts.
Bridge House Art has two studios; the garden studio and the garage studio, both are located above the fast flowing Ullapool river. These lovely light spaces offer excellent facilities and provide a creative environment for a maximum of 12 students*. We are open to all, the beginner or experienced artist alike and aim to develop a greater visual language, increase creativity and encourage new directions of work in all students that attend the school. The ethos behind all of our courses is that we all can think and communicate visually and express, through a variety of media, a genuine response to the environment around.
The school primarily offers two types of learning experiences: week-long summer school courses and a unique, sixteen-week portfolio course. All courses are taught by a range of highly qualified and experienced tutors.
The summer school runs from mid June until early September. Every year we offer a wide variety of week-long contemporary courses in a range of disciplines; painting, printmaking, mixed media landscape painting, artists books and textiles. Each week has a different theme and focus and is delivered by inspiring and experienced tutors.
In autumn the Portfolio Course begins. This is a full time, intensive course of sixteen weeks of study from October until March, The portfolio course is designed for those wishing to advance onto studying art at degree level and for students who wish to study art at a deeper, more intensive level for their own professional development. This course is held at An Talla Solais, Ullapool Visual Arts centre and is taught by Eleanor White, the director of Bridge House Art, artist Kittie Jones and a selection of professional visiting artists.
We invite you to view the selection of courses on offer and hope that you will enjoy the rich and varied programme for 2021.
* Student numbers may be reduced to allow for safe Covid-19 protocols to be implemented.
OUR TEACHING ETHOS AND OUR TEAM
If we believe that art is a language, like any language, it has a fundamental structure which must be learned in order to gain a greater fluency. Art provides a means of understanding the world in which we live and enriches our life as we gain a fresh awareness of ourselves in relationship to it. It is the belief at Bridge House Art, that all can learn to think and communicate visually and to express through a variety of media a genuine response to the surrounding environment.