The Land – Past and Present
24th - 28th October 2021
Tutor: David Tress
David Tress has long been fascinated by the way that past and present come
together in the landscapes that we see, and how this may be reflected in the
paintings that we make. This theme will also be picked up in poems read
during the course.
In this five day painting course David Tress will explore the theme of ‘The
Land – Past and Present’, and look at the building blocks which underlie
representational landscape painting – light, space/perspective, tone, colour,
composition – and will also consider the ways in which an expressive or
emotional response to landscape might be explored.
There will be a balance between describing and demonstrating the various
painters’ ‘tools’ which allow the making of strong representational paintings
and vigorous compositions, and an exploration of risk taking and ‘gut
response’ in making landscape paintings which allow and encourage a more
expressive approach to the subject.
Each day will include demonstrations and studio work, and sketching and
drawing in the powerful landscape of the North West Highlands. Tuition will be
both as a group, with demonstrations and discussions, and individually.
Demonstrations will be in acrylic, some of them using mixed media and
We hope as always for good weather when out drawing – but please bring
along some stout shoes or boots and waterproof clothing just in case!
- Non-residential Painter Price: £755 Deposit: £150
How to book
If you would like to book one of our courses you can view and download the booking form below. Please print and complete the form, then post it with a cheque for your deposit to:
North West Highlands Art
Ross-shire, IV54 8XB
Alternatively you can call us on 01520 733227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a BACS transfer.
Bookings will be confirmed upon receipt of completed booking form and deposit.