Thursday, June 6, 2013
ACE Camp with Camilla Engman!
Yah! Ace Camp! I don't know where to begin and I've been trawling through a million
photos... I wish I could share them all. In fact, I think I'll be doing more posts (if you can
bear it?) about i. Camilla's Studio and Exhibitions, ii. Konstepidemins (the artist community
where our studio was) and iii. Shopping in Gothenburg... yes, there are that many photos ;)
So, here's my edit on Camilla's Ace Camp. Firstly, fabulous hotel... We had to share rooms
but that comes with affordable camps I guess and I shared with Belinda so I was happy :)
We walked to the studio each morning which was wonderful - the exercise started the day
off well :)
The studio was in an amazing artist community - Konstepidemins. We were all dreaming
about living here permanently within 5 seconds, and this feeling just deepened over the
Camilla gave us instructions on how to get started and exercises on finding our own
style. She showed us her own process of working (those pics I'll post tomorrow when
I show Camilla's studio)... and then we just threw ourselves into it!
Some things that I painted... I really don't want to show them because the course wasn't
about producing finished works... However, this was rather funny because I just couldn't
stop producing fabric designs! I have a lot of work to do but at least I feel confident about
starting off again :)
We went on so many outings and excursions around Gothenburg, it felt like we were
barely in the studio! This isn't the case, of course ;) It was so wonderful seeing the studios
of other artists (I'll post pics of these visits when I blog about Konstepidemins).
I still can't believe how quickly that week flew by. No sooner had I arrived than we
were having our farewell dinner and exhibition.
Thanks so much to Camilla for her amazing generosity and enthusiasm :)
Thanks also to my wonderful group - they were a fabulous group of lovelies :)
I'd like to end by saying a big thank you to Angela Ritchie for having the vision to
organise these amazing camps. I know for a fact I wouldn't have found myself in
Gothenburg last month doing all these amazing things if it had not been for her idea
of setting up affordable art camps and choosing Camilla to work with :)
Although very camera shy, Angela was there the whole time organising things in the
background, and making it the smooth enjoyable week it was. Thanks Angela :)