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Available Online

'Sense of Place' online course

A creative journey into place-based practice

  • Starts 30 Oct
  • From 320 British pounds
  • Lochcroistean

Available spots

Course description

Reothart nan Ealain is delighted to be running this online course exploring ‘Sense of place - a creative journey into place-based practice’ through eight sessions, over two terms facilitated by Mairi Gillies. What is it? A sense of place is a multidimensional relationship between people and spacial settings. This course is for those who want to explore or deepen their creative relationship with place – the cultural and physical landscape they live in. Whether it’s urban or rural, fixed or transient, Participants will be encouraged to engage in personal and creative explorations, embedded and embodied in ‘place’, investigating how this can inform narrative, expression and identity. Online sessions will focus on a theme which nurtures a research-based practice, inspires creativity and collaborative approaches, both to connect with others on the course and to couple participants more deeply with their environment. Participants will also have time to share and reflect on their personal learning journeys through guided group time. Alongside suggested activities to try between sessions, participants will be encouraged and supported to undertake self-directed learning, making any outcomes relevant to their needs. Our cohort of participants will create a supportive community of practice for the duration of the course. This form of active engagement will encourage weekly conversations between sessions and opportunities to take part in a ‘slow art’ collaboration by post. When is it? Delivered online via zoom, between 10am-12noon: Term 1 (30th October-11th December 2024) 30/10 Bedrock, topology and strata 13/11 Flora and fauna 27/11 Archaeology and history 11/12 Placenames and mapping Term 2 (8th January- 21st February 2025 ) 8/1 Myth, seanachas and lore 22/1 Music, Poetry and Performance 5/2 Material culture, ritual, ceremony and beliefs 19/2 Ways of seeing, sense of place Who is it for? If you are eager to deepen a personally reflective, creative practice that explores where you are situated then this is for you. This course is open to any discipline of artist and any ability or level of maker, whether starting out, or with an established practice. How to book? Please note that this course is capped at ten participants so that there will be time to give attention and focus to each individual. In order to book a place please click the link below. For more information about the course please email we’d love to hear from you!

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • Lochcroistean

    Lochcroistean, Isle of Lewis, UK

    +44 (0)7902874156

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