Fragments of the Landscape

  • Date: 19/09/2024 12:00 - 26/09/2024 12:00
  • Location




Absorb and reflect upon the evocative landscape of Studio Préniac; observe and capture fragments of the landscape through spontaneous sketchbook exploration; search out line form, colour, and texture; look closely for elements which capture your imagination and make connections between representational and abstraction using drawn line and personal visual language to record these observations.

We will spend time getting to know the landscape, as well as observing and recording using quick intuitive sketching and textural rubbings to capture elements of place in line and texture with colour notes and references, making an inspiring experience of the environment.

This personal resource will form an intriguing inspiration for development into textile work combining wet strength papers and cloth. Through experimentation with technique and process you will create tactile layered surfaces from drawn, printed, and painted marks on wet strength papers and cloth to enhance with stitched line and texture with a focus on hand stitch. Explore the use of simple stitches to work subtle colour, texture, and detail into surfaces.

Individual and group guidance will be given throughout to develop samples and ideas through to a more resolved personal outcome.


(For pricing, please see below)


Amanda combines drawn and painted marks with the tactile qualities of thread, paper and fabric. The essence of the landscape and natural forms inspire her work. She uses drawing to record fleeting fragments observed and absorbed; she looks at the familiar, sees the extraordinary and respond to subtle changes in view in the rhythmic motion of walking. The evocative moods of seasonal change and atmospheric qualities of light and changing weather experienced when walking are a constant source of inspiration.

Scale of work ranges from individual hangings, wall mounted panels and framed textile artworks. /
Instagram @amandahislop


Prices per person for 2024 are as follows:

Private en-suite bedroom (excluding Garden Room)
Single occupancy€1,800
Double occupancy€1,540
Garden Room
Single occupancy€1,910
Double occupancy€1,645
Lavande / Pavot gîte
Single occupancy€2,015
Double occupancy€1,700
Day student (no accommodation)
Day student€690
Non-participating partner
Non-participating partner (sharing a bedroom with a course participant)

The cost of our creativity holidays is inclusive of the following:

  • Course fees and basic materials
    (except for any course specific materials that the tutor requests you bring with you)
  • Airport collection and drop-off
    (allotted airports and times only)
  • Accommodation
    (price varies by type of accommodation selected - we assume single occupancy by default unless you specifically request to share with a friend/partner)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    (one meal taken at a local restaurant - to be paid by guests at the time)
  • Tea and coffee throughout your stay 
  • Aperitif and wine/beer with evening meal
  • Transport to and from any excursions
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Access to all amenities throughout your stay
  • Local tourist taxes