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    Classical Drawing & Painting Programme 2019-20
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CLASSICAL DRAWING & PAINTING
COURSES & WORKSHOPS SPRING 2020

Drawing Painting

This SPRING 2020 celebrates our 5th BIRTHDAY!

Our 2020 Programme offers a range of courses and workshops in Classical Drawing and Painting at venues across the south of Ireland!

10% Art Supplies Discount!

We've teamed up with Cork Art Supplies to give you a 10% discount on all your art supplies for 12 months when you enrol for any one of our courses or workshops!

Classical Painting

"The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands." - Leonardo da Vinci

ALLA PRIMA PORTRAIT PAINTING
2-DAY WORKSHOP
Duration: 2 Days
WATERFORD: Sat. & Sun., 21-22 March 2020
Price: € 200

This two-day intensive workshop focuses on the alla prima method of portrait painting. Alla prima (or 'at the first') is a direct painting method where paint is applied wet-in-wet and the painting is completed in a single session. The first day will be spent learning the method and working from photo reference, and on the second day you will paint from the life model.

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ENLIGHTENED FIGURE PAINTING
3-DAY WORKSHOP
Duration: 3 Days
WATERFORD: Fri.-Sun., 03-05 April 2020
Price: € 300
Early Bird Discount: € 270

The 18th-century 'Age of Enlightenment' heralded many new ideas and a more rational style of painting, known as Neoclassicism, which echoed the spirit of revolution in Europe.

In this three-day oil painting workshop, you will be introduced to the painting practices of these neoclassical masters, and the academic methods and techniques that are currently being taught in Florence and other major realist art centres.

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COPYING THE 19th-CENTURY NUDE
5-WEEK COURSE
Duration: 5 Weeks
WEXFORD: 10am-12.30pm, starting 27 April 2020
WATERFORD: Mondays, 7-9.30pm, 20 April - 18 May 2020
Price: € 150

Copying master paintings is one of the best ways to improve one’s painting skills, whether one is an established artist or a beginner. Painting the human figure offers the greatest scope for dealing with gesture, proportion and subtle colour. This short intensive course starts with learning the principles of academic oil painting.

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TOWARDS IMPRESSIONIST PAINTING
3-DAY WORKSHOP
Duration: 3 Days
CORK: Fri.-Sun., 08-10 May 2020
Price: € 300
Early Bird Discount: € 270

By the end of the 19th century, some painters straddled two worlds: the grand manner derived from Classicism, and a looser bravura style that leaned more towards Impressionism. This 3-day master copy painting workshop focuses on the works of such painters: Zorn, Sorolla and Sargent.

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Classical Drawing

"Drawing includes three and a half quarters of the content of painting...
Drawing contains everything, except the hue." - Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

PORTRAIT DRAWING
2-DAY WORKSHOP
with ADRIAN COOKE
Duration: 2 Days
CORK: Sat. & Sun., 28-29 March 2020
WATERFORD: Sat. & Sun., 23-24 May 2020
Price: € 200

This intensive workshop introduces you to drawing the classical portrait in pencil, covering all of the technical and aesthetic aspects of portrait drawing, from the structure and anatomy of facial features to achieving likeness and creating expression. You will work from photo on Saturday and from life model on Sunday.

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COURS DE DESSIN
5-WEEK DRAWING COURSE
with ADRIAN COOKE
Duration: 5 Weeks
CORK: Tuesdays 7-9.30pm, 21 April - 19 May 2020
TRAMORE: Wednesdays 2-4.30pm, 22 April - 20 May 2020
Price: € 125

Charles Bargue’s Cours de dessin was designed to instruct art students in the methods and techniques of classical drawing, and was commissioned by the French government in the 1860s in an effort to preserve traditional art practices as modern art movements began to abandon the old academic style. This 5-week introductory course follows a clear and methodical approach to drawing, starting with schematic sketches and finishing with perfectly rendered drawings.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of each course or workshop, you will have gained a very good understanding and appreciation for the methods and techniques involved in classical drawing or painting, as well as its historical context and how it can benefit your own work regardless of your style.

Learn the rules like a professional, so you can break them like an artist.
- Pablo Picasso

As well as being a guide to traditional atelier (or ‘studio’) practice, our courses and workshops also aim to contribute to your own contemporary work by investigating four of the key components that comprise almost all visual art: design, line, value and form, and then applying what you’re learning to your own expressive end. By improving your technical skills and gaining a greater understanding of these timeless principles, you’ll be able to see your own work in a new light.

Features
  • Basic materials included
  • 10% discount on art supplies
  • Detailed hand-outs
  • Practical exercises
  • Live models
  • Demonstrations
  • Slide & video presentations