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Story-scape, sculpture and photography

A day of fun, folklore, maskmaking and photography with Danielle Macleod. 10am-4pm

  • 6 hr
  • From 90 British pounds
  • Lochcroistean

Course description

Join artist Danielle Macleod for an insight into her place-based creative practice. Danielle takes lore, stories and place to the next level in fun, creative and intruiging ways. On this full day course (10am-4pm) you will adventure into the living landscape of Uig to explore and collect materials to create your own wearable sculpture. Taking inspiration through the stories and folktales specific to our environment of Uig, participants will gather natural and found materials from a walk before returning to the classroom to begin building their sculptures. Participants will be taught how to make a basic sculpture frame from willow and cardboard as a base, and will be encouraged to play and experiment with how they incorporate their found materials into their piece. After completing the sculptures, participants will head back outdoors to photograph their wearable sculptures back out in the environment. Participants will have the opportunity to both model their sculptures and direct a shoot, taking photographs using their own camera or mobile phone camera. During this part of the workshop participants will learn about visual storytelling through the camera, and practice this using their wearable sculptures. By the end of the session we hope participants will leave with smiles, sculptures, full tummies and a collection of evocative images that connect them to their day in Uig. 10am-4pm Locally sourced, seasonal lunch, hot drinks and home baking will be provided. We can cater for all dietary requirements if noted at the point of booking. Costs cover all your art making materials, lunch, hot drinks and home baking All Reothart nan Ealain tutors are fluent Gaelic speakers. Our workshops are delivered in English but we facilitate all levels of Gaelic speaking. Tutor Danielle Macleod is a mask maker and photographer based in the Isle of Lewis. Her photography draws on traditional Hebridean culture, local stories and her upbringing there. Her practice involves creating wearable sculptures from foraged and discovered natural materials. When these masks are photographed in the natural environment they bring to life creatures that exist in an otherworld, demonstrating the artists’s connection to her culture, tradition and place. To encourage the cultural development and sustainability of our local community we offer an islander discount – if you live full time and have an HS2 postcode please select the discounted price option on the pull down menu)

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • Lochcroistean

    Lochcroistean, Isle of Lewis, UK

    +44 (0)7902874156

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