You will learn how to put narratives, abstract images, signs and symbols into your drawings, and to create multi-layered meanings within the work. By working with the subject and new processes, you will be able to begin work more easily and get past the tricky problem of starting a piece.
Drawing exercises will encourage you to think more laterally about image making, and about what you want to communicate through drawing, and find innovative ways of drawing. Exercises themselves can also be part of the drawing process to help you explore themes.
The house and gardens will be used within the course alongside a still-life set up in the room. You will be supported with group critiques and individual tutorials.
On completing the course you will have increased confidence in drawing, will be able to communicate deeper messages and meanings within your work, and be able to choose the correct materials and colours for the messages you want to put across in your pieces.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
DACC Core Team Tutor and Short Course Tutor
Freya trained at Edinburgh College of Art and UAL. She has received residencies from The Royal Scottish Academy, Scottish Arts Council, The Florence Trust, Somerset House, West Dean College and The National Trust. She exhibits regularly in the UK and abroad. Freya is currently undertaking a PhD at the Royal College of Art, examining the role of fine art portraiture within narrative medicine.