This is a research and development based workshop which will be centred around observation and the exploration of mark-making in different materials.
In this two day workshop we will be working from the surrounding environment – observing, recording and collecting details from the landscape which we will then use to explore further in the workshop. We will look at contrast and juxtaposition in working towards the creation of a diptych or triptych panel in mixed media. The aim of this workshop is to broaden your way of looking at the landscape and the details within it and to give confidence in exploring new materials and mark-making techniques. It will provide a good grounding for sketchbook work and is more about the journey than the finished object. Three-dimensional drawing, sampling and mark-making will be explored through embossing/debossing sheet metal, paperwork, textile and printing techniques. We will be spending some time outdoors so please dress appropriately, you might also want to bring a digital camera – your phone will do.
Beth Legg is an artist from the Highlands of Scotland. Her practice is concerned with landscape, memory and the language of materials. Legg has exhibited, taught and lectured throughout Europe, North America and Asia. Her work as a precious metalsmith has been included in numerous international publications and is held in the permanent collection of the V&A Museum, London. She completed a practice-led PhD in 2012, which culminated in a presentation of her work at the National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh. Legg’s career has included periods where research, writing, and curating have dominated, but making has always remained a constant.