Creative Lab with Aimee Labourne. Join us for an afternoon of drawing and journeying through Shetland’s ever-changing landscape. In this drawing and walking workshop, we’ll record observations as we walk, sketching impressions of distant views as well as closer natural forms and moments in nature. Returning to Bonhoga, we’ll then use our observations and sketches to make further work, arranging and developing our impressions to make drawings which give a sense of journey and unfolding change over time. To learn more about how we draw journeys through the landscape, the day will also include an introduction to representing space in drawing, looking at how pictorial depth can also be an expressive and imaginative visual device. 

11 – 12 Introduction and notes on pictorial space in landscapes - Bonhoga

12 – 1.45 Outside drawing in the landscape – near Bonhoga

1.45 – 3.15 Inside further drawing work - Bonhoga

3.15 – 3.30 Rounding up and sharing thoughts about what we’ve done - Bonhoga

Artist Bio: Aimee Labourne moved to Shetland in 2016 after completing studies in Fine Art at Falmouth University, Cornwall. Interested in exploring both the islands’ natural environment and its many aspects of heritage and history, her practice focuses on observational drawing using traditional media such as pencil, ink or charcoal.   

In the lab we will:

  • record observations as we walk
  • sketch impressions of distant views as well as closer natural forms and moments in nature
  • we’ll then use our observations and sketches to make further work
  • arranging and developing our impressions to make drawings which give a sense of journey and unfolding change over time

to learn more about how we draw journeys through the landscape, the day will also include an introduction to representing space in drawing, looking at how pictorial depth can also be an expressive and imaginative visual device.

Please bring wet weather clothing and suitable footwear. Transport and lunch are not provided. Suitable for all levels of drawing ability. 

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