Kittie Jones

Expressive Print - Layered Monotypes

Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th June 2019

£305


We're delighted that Kittie has agreed to return to lead another print course for 2019!


Taking inspiration from the surroundings of the studio, students will spend time developing sketches which will provide a starting point to take into print. Monotype is an exciting printmaking process which can allow for both painterly and more graphic responses. Each print is a one-off and this course will introduce students to different ways to achieve shape, texture and drawn elements, allowing the development of richly layered images. All aspects of monotype will be explored over the three days from simple line work to layering with transparent colours.

As the course progresses students will be encouraged to work more expressively and consider how use of mark-making, composition and colour can affect the mood of a piece.

About Kittie

Kittie Jones is a fine artist whose work is directly inspired by the natural world. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University in 2008. 

Kittie regularly exhibits around the UK; she 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. 

Kittie's work consists of small edition screen prints, unique multi-layered monotypes and mixed media drawings and paintings on paper. Her practice begins out in the field where she is inspired by the creatures that inhabit the natural world – work made outdoors provides a starting point for prints and often is an end in itself.

'My work is concerned with the experience of time spent looking and interpreting the natural world. I am drawn to places which have an abundance of nature – sea bird colonies, fertile coastlines and remote islands. On drawing trips I will settle in a promising spot and start to develop work from there. The energy in the work comes from the constantly changing elements of the natural world – birds moving in and out of vision and the shifting quality of weather and light. My attempts to capture the change are what interests me, as well as my enchantment with a world which, as a human, I will only ever occupy the edge of.'

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.

Web: kittiejones.com/

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