Kittie Jones | 5-8 October
Kittie Jones | 5-8 October
Sketchbooks into print – Collagraph and Monotype
Starting in sketchbooks students will be shown how to gather information to be taken into print. Time will be spent looking at different ways of sketching – line, tone, composition and colour will all be considered. Back in the studio two different print techniques will be explored, collagraph and monotype. Collagraphs involve sticking surfaces on and scratching in to cardboard plates – they create richly textured tonal prints. Monotyping is a diverse method of printmaking which creates one-off prints that can comprise of both graphic and painterly elements, often making use of multiple coloured layers. The course will culminate in students creating a series of richly layered prints combining monotype and collagraph techniques. Artists whose work will be looked at include Julian Trevelyan, Barbara Rae, Victoria Crowe, Katherine Jones and Michael Rothenstein.
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 works in a variety of ways with drawing at the core of her practice, she often makes mixed media drawings out in the field and other ideas get transformed into unique multi-layered monotypes and small-edition screen prints. 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.
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