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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!

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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 Drawing

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

LIFE DRAWING
10-WEEK COURSE
with ADRIAN COOKE
Duration: 10-Week Course
WATERFORD: Mondays 7-9.30pm
Starting 13 January 2020

CORK: Tuesdays 7-9.30pm
Starting 14 January 2020

Price: € 300
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Drawing the human figure from life is perhaps the most challenging subject an artist can face. This 10-week course introduces the classical approach to life drawing, following a manageable step-by-step procedure and slowly unravelling this complex subject matter. It will provide you with a good grounding in the structure and anatomy of the human body, an understanding of how the Old Masters worked, familiarity with working from a live model, and many basic drawing skills.

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PORTRAIT DRAWING
10-WEEK COURSE
with ADRIAN COOKE
Duration: 10-Week Course
WEXFORD: Mondays 10am-12.30pm
Starting 13 January 2020

WATERFORD: Tuesdays 11.30am-2pm
Starting 14 January 2020

Price: € 275
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This comprehensive course introduces you to drawing the classical portrait in pencil and charcoal, 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. Live model every week.

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Classical Painting

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

INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL PAINTING
10-WEEK COURSE
with ADRIAN COOKE
Duration: 10-Week Course
TRAMORE: Wednesdays 2-4.30pm
Starting 15 January 2020

KILKENNY: Fridays 10am-12.30pm
Starting 10 January 2020

Price: € 250
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This course introduces you to the essential methods and techniques of classical realist painting. Each step of the painting process will be covered: from the initial campitura preparation and dry-brush drawing and design stages to value studies in grisaille (or monochrome painting), acquainting yourself with the unique characteristics of the oil paint medium. And finally, working in full colour but with a limited Zorn palette.

This course is suitable not only for beginners, but also for advanced artists, as quite often some very basic skills and techniques need to be practised and reinforced.

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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
  • Refreshments provided