We just returned from 2016's Light Grey Iceland Residency. We had honor of traveling and exploring with over thirty creatives from around the globe, each with their own area of expertise -- all together, some of the most incredible, adventurous, and most genuine people we have ever met. It was a pleasure to listen, learn, and share our unique experiences together.
Below, we have a quick recap of the groups and links to our shared flickr pages. You can take a look at more photos and details about the Light Grey Iceland Residency Program here.
We were joined first by Team Mist to spend six days traveling through the misty, moody, and ever-changing landscape of Southern Iceland. Each day, we packed our sketchbooks and waterproof gear for treks to waterfalls, tide pools, hot springs, and glaciers. Our evenings were filled with artist-led workshops, technical demonstrations, followed by a home cooked meal. The nights wound down with brainstorm sessions, games, palm reading, and crochet lessons.
You can find shared photos from Team Mist here.
Our second group, Team Ice, was filled with educators, editors, illustrators, concept artists, and more -- we were blown away by the great conversations and creative passion. During the residency, we traveled through Southern Iceland exploring basalt caves, waterfalls, hidden pools, puffin nests, and open vistas. We spent our days climbing and hiking through the sunny landscape and in the evenings, we shared our practice through the artist workshops and sketchbook swaps.
You can find shared photos from Team Ice here.
Finally, Team Basalt joined us in Northern Iceland, where we hiked through pastoral landscapes and volcanic fields, around craters and bubbling pools. We spent our days exploring both natural formations and the nearby towns, filled with cute cafes and historic museums. Team Basalt bonded through creative conversations, storytelling, and awe-inspiring moments. Each night, artists led workshops and shared their perspective in making.
We will be announcing the artists for the 2017 Light Grey Iceland Residency on September 30th. Keep an eye out for the announcement and program details!