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"On The Surface of Things"

July 3rd - 7th 2023


10am - 4pm


This week will explore the substance, beauty and tactile qualities of objects with rich surfaces of decay and growth.  Lots of experimental pieces, sketches, studies and scribbles will lead on to  paintings made by layering up a wide range of materials in response to the objects.

Students will be introduced to :

Pigments and Paints



Traditional Gesso


A very hands on, materials focussed, week. Should be enjoyably messy.

All materials proved. Suitable for all levels.

"Working in The Landscape"

July 24th -July 28th


10am - 4pm



Theres nothing quite like making paintings from the landscape, responding directly to what you are seeing and experiencing. Working in this way is completely absorbing as the landscape never ceases to offer inspiration. Occasionally in Scotland there is even nice weather which makes the experience a total joy.

This week will optimistically take place outdoors, working from locations near Aberfeldy, only retreating indoors if it gets very wet. We’ll work in sketchbooks with drawing materials but also make larger scale drawings and paintings, all done in situ. Sun cream, coats and umbrellas recommended.

All materials provided. Suitable for all levels.

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