Embark on a creative journey with Susie Wilson in our immersive 5-day Summer School, “Personal Geographies” Explore the captivating realm of personal geographies, delving into the dichotomy of location and dislocation, order and chaos, and the intricate interplay of boundaries and displacement through the art of mapping.
This workshop will unfold against the picturesque backdrop of Moray’s hills, beaches, and sea. Draw inspiration from the natural beauty, life forms, and human impacts on this landscape, documenting your observations as rich research material. Employ various artistic techniques such as drawing, printmaking, mixed media, stitching, and text to craft your unique responses.
Crafting Artist Books: Develop content for unique artist books by translating your observations and experiences into creative narratives.
Mixed Media Mastery: Explore the versatility of artistic expression using drawing, printmaking, mixed media, stitching, and text.
Landscape Exploration: Immerse yourself in the Moray landscape, capturing its natural beauty and the human impact on the environment.
Gain valuable insights from the works of acclaimed artists like Helen Douglas, Imi Maufe, David Faithfull, and Tania Kovats, shaping your exploration of landscapes and informing your approach to creating artist books.
Take home: a unique artist book, crafted with mixed media mastery, drawing, printmaking, stitching, and text, offering a rich narrative of your observations and experiences.
Lunch and materials: Enjoy inclusive leisurely lunches, providing time to refresh and exchange ideas with fellow artists. All materials are provided, ensuring you can focus on your artistic exploration without any concerns.
More about Susie:
Susie Wilson, an award-winning artist, specialises in printmaking and artists’ books. Her unique approach blends print, paint, and collage, creating a sculptural narrative within the intimate pages of a book. With a wealth of experience, including scholarships to prestigious Fine Art schools and teaching roles at the University of Edinburgh Centre for Open Learning, Susie brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to guide you on this artistic odyssey.