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A celebration of the unexpected – Claire Heminsley

Mon 13 August - Fri 17 August

A celebration of the unexpected.


Claire Heminsley

Monday 13th– Friday 17th August

10-4pm each day

Course fee- £225

This 5 day summer school is aimed at people of all levels of experience who wish to challenge their creative thinking, or who are at the very beginning of their creative journey, or who would welcome intense support for a specific project. The course will appeal to artists or designers who work in any media, as a catalyst for developing ideas and extending their creative approaches.


Draw………The course will focus on drawing, mark making and collage in an experimental and non-conventional way.

Think………Linking your drawings and research to the development and execution of ideas and visual narratives.

Make…….The emphasis for the week will be on encouraging the unexpected and accidental, the end result will evolve from this process. You may produce a final resolved piece or a body of work for future development the choice will be yours.

You will work individually, but with strong support from Claire and will have a chance to discuss and share ideas with the rest of the group.

For further information or to book a place on the course contact  [email protected]

Claire Heminsley

Claire studied textiles at The Glasgow School of Art. She set up INCAHOOTS 30 years ago and expanded her work to include illustration. During this time she has worked on a wide range of commissions, exhibitions and projects. Claire works with a broad range of media and consequently has a diverse output, from detailed scraperboard prints to more experimental sculptural and mixed media pieces for exhibition. Her most recent solo exhibition ‘Objects of Celebration’ embodies all aspects of her practice.

Alongside this she has taught design, textiles and illustration in further and higher education and for workshops throughout Scotland. Her design practice feeds into her teaching and vice versa providing a perfect combination.