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Summer School - Brigid Collins

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Brigid Collins

Portfolio Preparation Summer School

8th to 12th July, 2019


This short course will introduce students to and encourage experimentation in a range of interesting and exciting activities, based on a first year foundation course at art college. By initially exploring ways of finding inspiration, as well as how to look and to think creatively, students will learn how to make considered and personal visual responses to a subject. Using sketchbooks and through group discussion, while also exploring how other artists approach the research and development aspect of making work, each student will be encouraged to uncover a personal direction for potential subsequent development.

Examples from sketchbooks and portfolios will be shown and guidance given on what is required for a successful UCAS application, with the intention of demystifying the process. This is an ideal course for anyone interested in studying art and design and who would benefit from being guided in the direction of making work that could become part of a portfolio supporting an application to art college.

Brigid Collins studied Visual Communication at the Dublin Institute of Technology, before undertaking her post-graduate studies in Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. In conjunction with lecturing at Duncan of Joranstone, Edinburgh College of Art, and Leith School of Art in Illustration, Spatial Design and Drawing, she has undertaken numerous commissions has exhibited in Scotland, Ireland, Europe and the USA, her work being held in both private and public collections and acted as both an External Examiner and Academic Advisor for undergraduate courses in Art & Design in the UK.


Intricately combining natural forms with delicate materials and interweaving these with fragments of text, Brigid crafts paintings and intimately scaled sculptural book forms and 'Poem-Houses' and also leads workshops with groups of all ages and in many contexts.


Publications include Frissure (Polygon, 2013), in collaboration with poet. Kathleen Jamie; For A’ That: A Celebration of Burns (2010) with contemporary poets and writers, including DBC Pierre and Kirsty Gunn; A place where thought happens (2006), with poet, Larry Butler and jeweller, Teena Ramsay and Room to Rhyme (2004), with the late poet and Nobel Laureate, Seamus Heaney.


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