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Effie Galletly

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landscape artist

quilt maker

Summer Island Workshops on Lewis 2

Barvas and Brue Cummunity Centre

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Isle of Lewis HS2 0RA

Mon 06/07/2015 10:00am - Thu 09/07/2015 3:30pm
Summer Island Workshops on Lewis 2

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Take a week to be inspired by the Islands. Learn how to design and make your own Landscape Quilts.

Work will include studying Composition - creating balance in shape and form; Perspective - learning how the natural lines of the landscape help introduce a sense of distance; Colour - how colours work together to give a feeling of depth and content; Light - how sun and shadow affect colour and form; Pattern Making - seeing the lines of the work as shapes for patchwork; and an in depth look at interpreting Skies. 

These classes are at an Advanced Level (ie not for beginners to quilt making) and will take the shape of three days of workshops. Arrive on Mondays for a workshop. Tuesday will be a kicking back day with an invitation to visit Effie's Island Studio with some work on show and a bit of social time (or other visits you might like to make in the area). Wednesdays and Thursdays will continue with the Landscape Workshops

The cost per 3 day course will be 110 per student. There will be a few sewing machines available to hire for a small charge for those who fly to Lewis or find it difficult to bring a machine to the island.

There are several ways to reach the islands: by plane to Stornoway and then hire a car or take a local bus; by train to Inverness then bus to Ullapool and ferry to Stornoway, then hire a car or take a local bus; or drive all the way to Ullapool and take a ferry to Stornoway; or drive to Uig on Skye and take a ferry to Tarbert in Harris and drive to Stornoway.

The  Barvas and Brue Community Centre in Barvas is in the middle of Lewis, 11 miles from Stornoway. The Centre is next to a petrol station and shop with made up sandwiches, take away meals and fresh groceries.

The best starting point for both travel and accommodation would be www.visitscotland.com  You might try here or here for accommodation. Coming from many parts of Britain as students might be, it is worth taking a day or two on the way as part of the trip.

You can book and pay for your course in the Shop.If you would prefer to pay by cheque, or if you have any queries regarding the course, please get in touch.

This is the second Three Day Landscape Workshop in the summer. To find information on the first week (22/24/25 June) click here.


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