The Wirral Peninsula and the Cheshire Plain form a rich and diverse landscape. From cliffs to forests, rivers to plains we’ve created diverse experiences
Local RAW Involvement
‘ideas, inspire, individual’
"We are now in the mountains and they are in us... making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us. Our flesh-and-bone tabernacle seems transparent as glass to the beauty about us, as if truly an inseparable part of it, thrilling with the air and trees, streams and rocks, in the waves of the sun, - a part of all nature, neither old nor young, sick nor well, but immortal... In this newness of life we seem to have been so always" (John Muir 1911)
At RAW-i we believe that in order to get the best from any student groups need to be kept small. That is why we only have a maximum of 6 students per experience.
Wendy is a practising artist with over 25 years experience in the ‘business’, teaching at university, colleges and schools. Robin is a qualified teacher with over 15 years experience of running field trips, DofE expeditions as well as leading and guiding walking groups.
Immersion & Involvement
Each particular landscape will focus on a particular artistic discipline (form, shadow, tone, shape, tint) whilst doing direct observation.
Wendy nurtures each participant with care as to develop their individual skills. Participants are encouraged and gain in confidence when observing and representing the landscape that they are immersed in.
Before & After
Unlike many Art courses, our Local RAW Involvement programmes provide participants with pre and post session support, to make the most of each visited landscape.
At RAW-i Studios we have developed a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to allow participants to securely and safely communicate with Wendy and to access high quality bespoke learning materials.
We aim to run the LRI sessions all year round. Our landscapes are forever changing throughout the year. From balmy summer days to flasks of hot chocolate in the late Autumn.
Into the Local Landscapes
Place and Space
There be dragons in these hills!
Pebbles & Shells
Experience and Involvement
Language for Learning
Shape & Form
Shape is an enclosed space, the boundaries of which are defined by other elements (line, colour, texture).
Tone & Tint
Variations in the dimensions of hue and brightness – ‘warm’ or ‘cool’. Low degrees of saturation in lighter hues.
The surface quality and the resulting feel when touched and indeed the visual ‘feel’ of a two dimensional work.
The repetition of an element(s) in a work – geometry and rhythm.
The three properties of colour – Hue (the name we give to the colour; Intensity (strength and vividness); Value (its lightness or darkness .