A World Within

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Location: Elphin near Ullapool

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object and memory2Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own. ~ William Hazlitt

There are some objects that we keep safe, that we treasure far beyond their monetary or practical value: they are cherished because they bring back to us a time, a place, a person who has been significant in our lives. But mostly, they are kept in a drawer or cupboard, or gather dust whilst sitting on a shelf. This course is an opportunity to honour or celebrate such objects through the process of making or adapting a book or box.

As you create a little world for your object, you will learn some of the construction skills associated with book-making and book-altering, including experimenting with paint, drawing, collage, text and stitch. If you want, you can bring a suitable poem to the workshop, or include a little story in your book or box - whatever you think will help to illustrate your theme.  By the end of the week, you will have a beautifully illuminated box or book, an entirely unique art object which will hold a world within.

This course does not require any prior experience in art-making or book-making.

Old books, boxes and all other book-making and writing materials are provided. The cost of the course includes all these materials, along with refreshments and a cooked vegetarian lunch each day.  Please come with a treasured object small enough to be handled easily. You may also want to bring a few associated bits and pieces that you want to incorporate into your project. If the objects(s) are small enough, your piece of work may even hold the object itself.




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Much of the attraction of this area of the country is the wildness it has retained as a result of the limited impact of human habitation.  Of course, this means that there are fewer choices of accommodation for the intrepid visitor, but there are still a wide number of options, many of which can be found on the Accommodation links page.

To read about an innovative community partnership approach to preserving and improving this landscape for the benefit of all, have a look at Coigach and Assynt Living Landscapes. To find out about the fascinating geology of this area go to North West Highland Geopark.



Email : info@jankilpatrick.co.uk    Tel : 01854 666279,   Postal Address : Jan Kilpatrick, Cul Mor, Elphin, By Lairg, Sutherland, IV274HH.

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