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These are the workshops and classes that we have run recently at Schoolhouse for Art.
If you wish to be notified when these classes will be running again please get in touch.
In June the Schoolhouse for Art welcomed back artist John Dinan. John taught a 3 day Landscape sketching and plein air workshop. The group were based in the Schoolhouse and spent some time in the village around the clock tower , the church and the Powerscourt estate
The workshop began with an introductory talk and set-up of still life, artists then commenced their preparatory drawing, either on paper or directly on their canvas in charcoal/white chalk (acrylic primed and roughened with acrylic clear gesso base or impasto medium. There were small breaks as well as a longer break for lunch.
his practical workshop took place over 4 days last February. Its aim was to take the mystery out of colour and to help artists paint with a whole new level of confidence.
This was a one day workshop with Chloë Dowds held in December 2017. In this class students learned about the properties of porcelain, a material developed in China roughly 1,400 years ago. Once known as ‘White Gold’ and steeped in mystery. For 500 years no one in the West knew how porcelain was made.
This workshop with Yanny Petters gave students an opportunity to experiment with a variety of watercolour techniques. With nature as the theme, the workshop included some drawing and exploring different modern as well as 'old master' watercolour methods, giving participants tips and information to develop future work. Above all it was relaxing and fun. Yanny will be actively giving workshops through 2019.
"It was a very enjoyable and educational day. He is a wonderful teacher, so clear in his instruction and clearly is such a talented artist. One of the best things about his workshop was that he made us all feel confident and enabled us to discover what was possible".
Angela believes that EVERY BODY! can progress With ease when the correct information is past on.
You can learn how to truly “see with you eyes and not with your brain”, develop good techniques and material knowledge.
This two day workshop with Russian artist Natalia Eremina , took place in September and focused on the elements of form and how to achieve the illusion of three-dimensions. By better understanding the importance of form the students gained a new insight into value, color and likeness.
This watercolour workshop which is energetic and bold in direction, takes inspiration from fauvism and expressionism, and artists such as Turner and Emile Nolde. While using classical techniques and concepts such as washes, layering, perspective, figure, foreground and background, the emphasis will be on embracing the dynamic nature of the material, enjoying its sensuality and fluidity rather than academicism
Young imaginations are nurtured and creative play is encouraged. Every voice is heard and respected in our courses and no idea is too big or too small. Students are encouraged to listen to one another and build on each other’s work and ideas.
During the weekend workshop you can take the opportunity to expand and explore your own unique style of abstraction within the safe confines of Michael Gemmell’s experienced tuition.
This workshop is designed to help you improve your skills while working on your own projects. The sessions will include some drawing as well as different watercolour methods, looking at old master techniques and giving participants tips and information to develop your own work
Our Sketching workshop series will take place throughout the year, visiting places of scenic, historic and cultural interest. These will include the ancient monastic site of Glendalough, Powerscourt Demesne, Mount Usher Gardens, Greystones Harbour and Kilruddery Estate.
This beginner’s guide to the tools and techniques of woodcarving given by wood sculptor Conleth Gent (whose large wood sculptures feature in our Sculpture Garden). By the end of this 2 day workshop participants took home their own carving. Con tutors weekly classes in his art and will be offering a workshop in 2019
This weekend workshop is suitable for artists of all abilities – from beginners to advanced –
It’s for anyone who wishes to take a fresh look at their painting practice.
An excellent way to really focus on developing your skill and techniques in life drawing. Two full days dedicated to life drawing (male/female nude model) under the guidance and expertise of professional artist Sahoko Blake.
A ‘stress-free’ weekend looking at this very versatile medium. We will look at a variety of pastel techniques and then tackle a personal project to explore the opportunities that using soft pastels presents. All levels of experience will be catered for.
This two day workshop by Fergus A Ryan will trace egg tempera from Botticelli’s 15th-century Primavera to Andrew Wyeth’s evocative 20th-century landscapes and portraits, and introduce today’s painters to the materials and techniques of making an egg tempera painting from start to finish.
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These are the workshops that have run recently at Schoolhouse for Art.
If you wish to be notified when these classes might be running again please get in touch.