This is a 4 day art experience, gently led by Beverly Wainwright. We will walk locally and sketch along the way returning to the studio to develop our sketches further. It is an opportunity for you to relax, connect with the local landscape and enjoy the freedom to work in a studio. The group will be small and the week informal. Suitable for artists with some experience.
You will need to bring waterproofs , boots or sturdy shoes and your own sketching materials. Tables, easels, paper and basic materials will be provided in the studio, but feel free to bring whatever materials you prefer to work with. You will need transport to get to the start of some of the walks.
There is an onsite cafe which offers wonderful, locally sourced food. On days when the cafe is closed, simple vegetarian/vegan meals will be provided.
TIMING: 9.30-4 each day. Most mornings we will be outdoors and in the studio in the afternoons with the last day studio based.
DAY 1 - Walk from the hut to the waterfall nearby and into the woods beyond. Return for lunch and studio work
DAY 2 - Cultybraggan Camp. This is a former prisoner of war camp with interesting buildings, allotments and a community orchard. We will explore the site and return to the studio at lunchtime
DAY 3 - Loch Earn walk along an old railway line above the loch. Return to the studio for lunch
DAY 4 - studio based working from our sketches
Beverly has studied at Leith School of Art and Bridgehouse School of Art in Ullapool including the 4 month portfolio course. She runs COMRIE ART HUT
You will be introduced to the basic techniques of making simple Artist Books, starting from one sheet of paper. We will explore folded books, folded and cut books, sewing a pamphlet book and making a hard cover for a folded book. We will be folding paper, cutting pop-ups, creating narrative and challenging the idea of what a book is. By day three you will be ready to create a book based on a theme of your choice. You should be prepared to change your idea of what a book is but most of all you will have fun making a book of your own.
DAY 1-creating content on papers which we will fold into a set of flutter books
DAY 2-folding and sewing a variety of more complex book structures and making covers
DAY 3-preparing to create your own artist book – marrying your content with a book form
DAY 4-folding, sewing, cutting, sticking, popping out, writing, typing, collaging, stamping…start creating your own Artist Book!
DAY 5-continue to work on your own Artist Book!
This course is studio based. All materials are included but feel free to bring any ephemera, memorabilia (such as photos) and any text or poetry that you might want to include in the making of your book. On days that the onsite cafe is closed a light vegetarian/vegan lunch will be provided.
TIMING 9.30-4pm each day
Jan Breckenridge has a background in science and conservation. She teaches Artist Bookmaking on a variety of courses around Scotland and is a meticulous and expert maker of artist books. You will learn many techniques from Jan and will work to produce your very own Artist book by the end of the week.
Structured along a workshop format, this course is highly experiential and will push a few boundaries and ideas of how to draw and what makes a drawing work. Using a wide range of materials and techniques, we will investigate ways of observing and recording, tune into our deeper perceptions and simply enjoy making marks on paper and other surfaces. Bring an open mind and a willingness to play. Suitable for beginners and artists with some experience.
DAY 1-Scale : From the Micro to the Macro - indoors and out.
DAY 2- Yellow : Hands-on sculptural drawings - indoors.
DAY 3-Touchy Feely : Expressive texture and mark making - indoors and out.
DAY 4-Chalk and Roll : Line on the Move indoors.
Day 5-Collaboration - drawing it all together.
NOTE: This week does not involve much walking, outdoors sessions will involve collecting objects near the Art Hut .
All materials included. There is an onsite cafe which offers wonderful, locally sourced food. On days that the cafe is closed, simple vegetarian/vegan lunches Will be provided.
TIMING: 9.30-4 each day.
LIZ KEMP M.A. Fine Art (Hons) Edinburgh, is a local artist and art tutor who works in Comrie and India. Her work is creative mixed media
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