Creative Journals

!! Special 10% discount if you book by 30th April 2011 !!

Sunday 12th to Saturday 18th June 2011

A week of paper making, print making, collage and poetry writing with local artist Jan Kilpatrick.

 Creating in the sunshine...

Jan Kilpatrick is an experienced artist who runs 'Wildtiles' workshops in the local area and all around Scotland.  Tanera Mòr is a superb setting for this most unusual summer school. You will spend a week far away from everyday concerns - there are no roads, shops or television on the island - immersing yourself in the creative process!

By way of a series of practical sessions, interspersed with private time for contemplation, you will progress through all the stages involved in producing a hand-bound, illustrated journal, recording your experiences on Tanera Mòr.
Homemade paper (and socks?) out to dry
We will take advantage of the natural surroundings by incorporating the plant life and beach-findings to our work and, whenever the weather favours us, hold our art work and poetry writing sessions out of doors, though the island Post Office/cafe will double as our studio space for at least some of the time.

The poetry element of this course is related to the experience of re-connecting with the natural environment. It is presented through a number A journey inspired by the viewof gentle writing exercises. These are dotted throughout the week and, although they are aimed at beginners, more experienced writers will also find them useful as a way of developing a personal response to the environment. These sessions are entirely voluntary: you will never be coerced into sharing your writing or poetry with others and, even if you decide not to write, you can enjoy listening to, or taking part in, the group discussions on the writings of published poets and naturalists who have explored this theme. A library of such work will be available for you to read at your leisure.

As we progress through paper-making, printing, collage and writing activities, you will build up a bank of materials suitable for binding into one or more illustrated books, encapsulating all or part of your experience of a week spent on Tanera Mòr.
A personal journey
The price of this course includes all accommodation, meals, tuition and course materials. Accommodation is in the Schoolhouse and Farmhouse and each participant will have their own room. If you would like to bring a partner or friend to share a twin or double room with you, they will be made most welcome.  Whilst you are spending time on the course, they can enjoy the peace, do some fishing or kayaking (untutored, so experience is essential) or hire a sail boat.
Price per person: £530 (Accompanying partner or friend: £320)
10% discount if you book by 30th April 2011!

Read more about Jan Kilpatrick and Wildtiles, or return to the Courses page to see what else we have going on this year on Tanera.

To book a space on the course, go to the Wildtiles booking form or contact Jan directly:, or 01854 666279.

Where to Find Us...

The Isle of Tanera Mòr is located in North-West Scotland, within The Summer Isles Archipelago. Just 45 minutes drive from Ullapool... Summer Isles More >>

Visitor Comments

Days spent on these gorgeous islands.... were some of the most relaxing I have had in years.

Ben Buckland and Belinda Cleeland

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