Linocut Workshop
Clare Melinsky

Join us for a linocut workshop with printmaker and leading linocut illustrator Clare Melinsky in the context of our autumn programme.
You will have the opportunity to hear from Clare about some of her latest projects, and then develop your own prints with Easycut lino, inks and rollers, as well as Clare’s small wooden press.

Clare Melinsky lives and works in Dumfriesshire. She has a highly regarded career as an illustrator and linocut printmaker, building up a wide-ranging practice over more than 30 years that has seen her illustrate signature editions of all seven Harry Potter volumes (2010), a new Penguin edition of Shakespeare volumes, and poetry by Julia Donaldson (2014).

Reading and making
Rhona Warwick Paterson 

Rhona Warwick Paterson will read Elizabeth Bishop’s poem The Moose, published in 1976 (the title of CAMPLE LINE’s autumn exhibition From narrow provinces is taken from the poem’s first line), and her own poem Steel and Other Elastics, 2018.
The audience will be invited to make small clay forms with her as the reading progresses.

Rhona Warwick Paterson studied at The Glasgow School of Art where writing emerged as her practice, particularly in response to sculpture. She has since been commissioned by many established artists to write poems in dialogue with their own creative process and practice. She won the Scottish Book Trust award for Poetry in 2018 and is currently working on her first collection.

John Ruskin, The King of the Golden River (1851), illustrated by Quentin Blake (2019) 

Join us over five Saturdays in November for a chapter a week of John Ruskin’s The King of The Golden River. Written in 1841 and then published ten years later, Ruskin’s story tells of Treasure Valley, the natural resources and beauty of which are diminished by the greed of two brothers Hans and Schwarz.

Written as a fable, Ruskin’s story might seem more relevant than ever in its understanding of how the actions of man impact upon the earth and its resources, and that these are powerful ideas for children and young people to grasp.

A copy of this book was owned by local doctor Thomas B Grierson, and listed as #502 in the index made of his museum library in 1965.