Event Details

  • When: Monday, 01 October 2018
  • Dates: Mon 1st to Fri 5th Oct

    Where: Emerson College, Forest Row, Sussex

    Course Fee: £250  (excluding meals & accommodation)

    Book Course: Click here to book

ONE WEEK COURSE: Plants - Exploring nature’s living connections

ONE WEEK COURSE: Plants - Exploring nature’s living connections

Explore and take inspiration from the myriad of interconnected relationships among plants and the creatures that cooperate with them in this week-long course with Dr Philip Kilner, Daniel Docherty and Vija Docherty. .

How can we gain a deeper understanding of the natural world?
What insights can we gain from plants, and their relations with insects, birds and other organisms?
How can we use those insights to heighten the imaginative and creative faculties through which we experience and shape our world?

‘In developing a deeper understanding of relatedness we can start to connect more fully with our own creativity and align our work more purposefully with the needs of our community, world and self.’

Interweaving observational science and nature-based art, this course provides you with the opportunity to step out of your daily life to hone your techniques of perception and observation, develop your capacity for both scientific and artistic enquiry and learn new creative skills.

During this course you will be invited to explore the world of plants and plant relatedness, look at how they are formed and what they have to teach us within them through a guided programme of Observation & Enquiry, Pigment making, Basketry, Environmental Arts & Crafts, Plants in nutrition.

This course can be taken as a stand alone course or as part of the longer Relational Arts & Organic Design Programme.

For other open modules within the programme see below:

 

BLOCK 1: Enquiry

4 x One Week Open Modules:

Week 1 - Mineral: 
24th - 28th Sept

 

Observation & Enquiry, Pigmentmaking, Clay modelling, Drawing and Geometry.

Week 2 - Plant: 
1st - 5th Oct

 

Observation & Enquiry, Pigment making, Basketry, Environmental Arts & Crafts, Plants in nutrition.

Week 3 - Animal: 
8th - 12th Oct

 

Observation & Enquiry, Animal forms, Drawing, Painting, Modelling.

Week 4 -Human: 
15th - 19th Oct

 

Human compared to animal form, Relational Exploration, Painting, Modelling, Cooking, Communication.

 
BLOCK 2: Creativity

Can also be taken as a stand alone four week intensive.  Click here for more information.

 

Click here to find out more about ‘Thoughts on discovery through art and science’ by Dr Philip Kilner