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Drawing as Impulse- Fraser Taylor

15th June 2019 at 10:00am18th June 2019 at 4:00pm

Tutor- Fraser Taylor

15th – 18th June 2019, Saturday to Tuesday

Course fee for 4 days: £195

10-4pm each day


“It is the impassioned impulse which swells these drawings”.  Henri Matisse, French, 1869 – 1954


This class will examine a range of contemporary approaches to drawing; using various materials to generate personally motivated images. We will work individually, collaboratively and consider site specific installations. Concepts and practice will pivot around the physical and physiological tensions set up between contrasting components such as, freedom and constraint, organic and synthetic, hard against soft, and black against white. Drawing will be used as a device to access ideas and explore chance and embrace the unpredictable. The class will be studio and location based and no previous drawing experience is required. We will discuss ideas and strategies on how drawing can be used to propel ideas and provide information to build dimensionally. Drawing from life model will be included.

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Fraser Taylor

Fraser Taylor is an interdisciplinary visual artist who lives and works in Glasgow. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in printed textiles from Glasgow School of Art, Taylor continued his studies at the Royal College of Art in London where he earned a Master of Arts. In 1983, upon completion of his studies, Taylor co- founded The Cloth, a creative studio focused on exploring fine art and design practices with particular application to contemporary textile design and production. Works from The Cloth are part of the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Art Institute of Chicago. The Cloth disbanded in 1988.

Taylor’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, including Jill George Gallery, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The Mackintosh Museum at Glasgow School of Art, Studio Pavilion House for an Art Lover, and The Briggait Project Space, Glasgow; Gallery Boards, Paris; Galeria Jorge Alcolea, Madrid; Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney; Sigacho Bis, and SPICA Art, Tokyo; Baryshnikov Art Center, Converso, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Threewalls, Queer Thoughts, and Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and Aurobora Press, San Francisco.

Since 1983, Taylor has lectured at leading fine art and design institutions of higher learning, including Glasgow School of Art, Goldsmiths University of London, and the Royal College of Art. In 2001 he was appointed the Visiting Artist in the Department of Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he continues to serve as Adjunct Professor.

This is an excellent film about one of Fraser’s most recent projects. Click here 


Fraser Taylor interviewed about his practice and drawing. Click here

Fraser Taylor Shetland



15th June 2019 at 10:00am
18th June 2019 at 4:00pm
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Fraser Taylor