Sketching and linocut 2 day workshop with Kittie Jones 30 April – 1 May 2018

A two-day workshop looking at ways of gathering information in sketchbooks in the beautiful surroundings of Burmieston before translating these drawings into a two-colour lino cut. Students will spend time considering how to design an image before cutting a single colour key block design. Students will then be shown how to create a second plate to add colour and interest to the design. The prints created will be small scale and hand-burnished, providing an insight into ways of making prints without the need for expensive materials and equipment. Inspiration will be taken from the work of Edward Bawden, Rena Gardiner and Robert Tavener.

Kittie is a fine artist based in Edinburgh. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University in 2008; she currently works from her studio at Coburg House Art Studios in Leith and regularly exhibits around the UK. Kittie was elected as a professional member of the Society of Wildlife Artists in 2016 and has been a professional member of Visual Arts Scotland since 2013. Her screen print ‘Night Herons’ was jointly awarded the Maude Gemmell Hutcheson Prize by the Royal Scottish Academy in 2011.

Alongside her work as an artist, Kittie teaches on the Portfolio Course at Bridge House Art in Ullapool over the winter and regularly delivers a variety of fine art workshops at Leith School of Art and for the National Galleries of Scotland and is now coming to Burmieston!

As always lunch and refreshments on both days included, as are all materials.

Accomodation also available.