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Basic Techniques for Drawing and Painting // 5 week course

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BLOCK T, Basin View, Dublin 8

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Basic Techniques for Drawing and Painting // A 5 evening course with the artist Tadhg McGrath // Starts Tuesday, July 31st // 18:30 - 21:00

This introductory 5 evening course is aimed at those who want to return to drawing and painting after a gap, or for those who have had limited experience and now want to approach basic skills in a way that will assist their transition into a better experience of making artworks.

The course includes demonstrations and workshops, including 2 sessions with a life model, where students will participate in set exercises and practical activities. Subjects covered include: drawing from observation, life drawing, basic colour theory and paint mixing, painting from life, understanding basic composition; and other technical aspects of painting and drawing.


Week One:
Fundamentals of drawing from observation- what kind of thing to draw with, and how you should hold it; How to look at drawn objects. Combining drawings into simple compositions.

Week Two:

Basics of drawing from the figure; simple exercises in capturing the figure from life. Mixing flesh tones and painting from observation.

Week Three:

Shapes and dimensions of the head for portraiture- full face and three quarters view. Expressiveness in painting- evolving your way of doing things.

Week Four:

Alla Prima painting- working from the figure in drawing or painting mediums. Making a painting from life in one session.

Week Five:

Revisiting exercises from the course- finishing paintings and drawings - making your own finished work.


Course Fee: €170 (100 deposit secures your place)

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About your tutor:

Tadhg McGrath has an honours degree in painting from Central St.Martin's in London, and a Masters in Fine Art from NCAD in Dublin. He recently had a one person exhibition in the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar, and has shown in galleries across Britain and Ireland. He teaches painting at NCAD, Block T, and The Lab.



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