This course will revolutionise how you use sketchbooks – seeing them as not a scary set of empty pages, but as a useful tool and in some cases, a final object or piece of work. You will discover ways of filling the sketchbooks through looking at themes, how to start them and work though them without losing interest.
You will explore a variety of techniques to create a library of sketchbooks from single folded sheets to collapsing sculpture books. You will be looking at sketchbooks in the broadest of terms and will learn new ways to fill the books using various methods from collage to cutting, alongside exploring ways to use the materials differently. Demonstrations will be given with a short brief.
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.