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Thursday, 22 August 2019

*Late availability! An opportunity to learn how to make beautiful bespoke artists boxes. Ideal to store or present papers and books or for the perfect gift

2nd - 6th September, 2019.
Tutor: Lucy May Schofield
Course Fee: £370

By popular demand, we are delighted to welcome Lucy May back for another new summer school week. This year, Join Lucy for an intensive week of deliciously satisfying box making. Lucy will guide you step-by-step through how to make a slip case, portfolio box and clamshell box over the course of this . Artists boxes are perfect vessels to house a collection of drawings, prints, books or indeed anything and the process of building boxes by hand is both skilled and deeply gratifying.

This technically focussed course will provide you with the ability and confidence to construct 3 exquisite, bespoke boxes from board, book cloth and decorative papers. The boxes get more difficult as the week progresses, beginning with the most simple.

Together we will master the techniques to measure, cut, construct, sand and cloth cover a slip case. On day one you will make a hardback sketchbook, followed by a slip case to house it, which will fit inside a magnet clasp portfolio box made on day three, which will sit neatly inside a clamshell box by the end of the week. Think Baboushka doll but with boxes. These boxes are unique and beautiful objects that will leave you eager to make more and more. 

Please be aware that the nature of box making requires a degree of accuracy and precision and is technically, rather than creatively focussed. Measurements will be in mm's and students are required to be proficient in using craft knives and scalpels.

All summer school courses run from 9.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. All materials and equipment are supplied, with a simple lunch provided daily. It is important to wear old clothes as art is a messy business. Be prepared and dress for the Highland weather, expect sun and rain, four seasons have been experienced in one day! Outdoor, waterproof clothing is essential for outdoor courses.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

It's hard to believe that we are coming around to that time of year when we present our end of portfolio course student exhibition, but we are and here's the proof! Please put the date in your diary and come and see what this enthusiastic and creative bunch have been up to during their winter in Ullapool. It's Inspiring!

Monday, 29 May 2017

Summer School availability

We have one place become available on two of our summer school weeks, please follow the links to find out more information. 

Tidelines - Experimental printmaking
10th - 14th July 2017
5 days, Mon - Fri: 9.30 am - 4.30 am
Tutor: Kittie Jones
Course fee: £360

If you would like any further information or to reserve the place, please follow the link here

Journey of Painting - gathering drawings to making paintings
17th - 21st July 2017
5 days, Mon - Fri: 9.30 am - 4.30 am
Tutor: Jemma Derbyshire
Course fee: £360

If you would like any further information or to reserve the place, please follow the link here.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Exhibition News!

Eleanor White and Joanna Wright are continuing their working collaboration with two new exhibitions. The first, Present Continuous, is a short 7 day pop-up exhibition at Bridge House Art Studios, Old Moss Road; just squeezed in before the summer school courses get going. The second, Manifold, is on show at the ever popular Ceilidh Place, West Argyle St, Ullapool and runs for four weeks. Each exhibition will present different bodies of works so there is every excuse to get to see both! Enjoy!

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

It's that time of year again! 

Please make a date in your diary and come to An Talla Solais Gallery, to see yet another amazing display of work, created over the last 16 weeks by a very select and diverse group of students.

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Thursday, 11 August 2016

One place left!

1 place available on a week long Autumn course

Outside Inside: a painting course
Tutor: Eleanor White
26th - 30th September.

This exciting course combines gathering source material and sketches out in the surrounding landscape and then working with small still-life installations back in the studio. An intensive yet fun week, concentrating purely with qualities and subtleties of paint and the relationship between the outside and inside environment.
For further information or to book this course, please click here.