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“Recording a journey has long been a passion of mine. During this week you will have a chance to immerse yourself in the location and record your journey and time spent in this special place by creating a series of small, personal mixed media sketchbooks.

You will spend time out in the landscape, walking, noticing, recording and collecting. Your collection of precious finds and fragments will be incorporated into your travel sketchbooks and used as inspiration for further drawing and mark making. You will be encouraged to look for details and find beauty in the insignificant as you create a series of tactile sketchbooks and assemblages. Work will be made out on location as well as in the studio.

Consideration will be given to presentation as you combine drawing, painting, printing and mark making with natural and man-made objects gathered along your journey. Used papers such as tickets, maps and other ephemera will become embedded within the pages, so that you create a memorable and unique series of work.

You will be layering media, altering scale, incorporating gestural writing, using stitch for joining as well as making marks. You will be encouraged to experiment and explore as you develop your own visual way of recording your journey.” —Shelley Rhodes