Summer School 2016: Drawn Together
Drawn to the Light
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep"
There are few sights more uplifting than the view, through woodland, to an open landscape. Pathways may lead us through with ease, dense branches impede our progress. Many factors can influence the scene, from the season to the time of day. It can be a moment of mystery, magic or even comfort.
You will be encouraged to experiment with a wide range of techniques and media, starting with some simple drawing to better understand the very nature of trees. Variations of paint, print and collage will be combined with needle weaving and hand or machine stitch to achieve the final outcome – your very personal interpretation of that moment in the wood.
Alison King trained as a painter but discovered a passion for textiles through years of teaching. She believes that encouragement is the key to creativity and students learn through experimentation in a relaxed atmosphere. Alison is a former member of the 62 Group and past Chairman of both the Textile Study Group and Edge – Textile Artists Scotland.