‘Drawn to Landscape’ with Emma Stibbon RA – Course Review 2015


Landscape drawing and monotype course 


We have had a busy few weeks at Rabley with the course season well under way and Eileen Cooper’s ‘Garden’ exhibition has just opened in our new modified gallery space!

Emma Stibbon ran her ever popular and oversubscribed ‘Drawn to Landscape’ course at Rabley the weekend before last. The weather was a bit blowy and there was the occasional shower but this didn’t dampen everyone’s spirits!

Emma introduced the group to the historical and contemporary context for pictorial landscape traditions, as well as various drawing and monotype methods, to enable them to respond through drawing to place and environment freely and intuitively. For many this was their first experience of print, everyone got stuck in and really explored the various monotype methods to develop their drawings.

For a large part of the course the students worked outside, taking in the drama of the Wiltshire Downs and the looming structures of the Rabley woodland. Who better than artist Emma Stibbon to guide them with her experience in gathering research ‘in the field’, and also encourage them to work in large scale and develop drawings back in the studio.

We hope all they have gathered from this course will continue to inspire and develop their own practice, and they will come back to visit us at Rabley soon!

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See some of Emma’s new prints available from Rabley Contemporary Gallery:




Radar Station (Iceland) 1/30, 2015


49.5 x 65 cms

Edition of 30


Contact Meryl or Amy-Jane if you would like information about future courses:

events@rableydrawingcentre.com / 01672 511999

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