Making a Poem House with Brigid Collins-a Mixed Media Workshop

When: , Start Time: 10:00, End Time: 16:00

Making a Poem-House
A mixed-media workshop with Artist and Illustrator Brigid Collins
At The Stables, Cromarty on Saturday July 3rd and Sunday July 4th 2010 from 10-4pm
Give your favourite poem a home of its own, by creating a three-dimensional visual context – or Poem-House for it
This workshop will help and inspire you to design and make a personal response to your chosen poem, using the ‘Poem-House’ template provided as a starting point. You will create an environment to fit within it, inspired by both the form and the feeling of that poem, using collage and simple 3D making techniques.
About Brigid Collins:
Her training as an illustrator, practising as a visual artist and lecturing on design courses have combined to give Brigid numerous opportunities to explore the interrelationship between word, image and space and to bring the discoveries made through this exploration to her experience of poetry.

Inspired by a sense of a poem being a space, within which it becomes possible to move around, Brigid has developed her ‘Poem-House’ form, with the work of poets such as Seamus Heaney, John Burnside, Diana Hendry, Kathleen Jamie, Brian Johnstone, Larry Butler, Ken Cockburn and others. This workshop will introduce some of the basic techniques employed in the making of these forms, whilst emphasising the potential for participants to uncover innovative routes to making a highly personal visual interpretation of poems that have unique meaning for them.
Cost of the 2 day workshop is £80 payable to Cromarty Arts Trust