May | Landscape Drawing in Charcoal | David West


May | Landscape Drawing in Charcoal | David West


May 26th & 27th

10am - 4pm

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Successful drawing lies at the meeting point of sound technical knowledge and imaginative mark-making. Over the course of this 2-day workshop we will work on these two principles through the medium of charcoal - a perfect medium for capturing atmospheric effects. The first day will be spent briefly looking at the essentials of drawing in relation to aspects of landscape drawing. (shape, geometry, aerial and linear perspective and tonal values) and the afternoon exploring mark-making. On the second day participants will work on individual projects from their own photographs or field studies. 

About the artist

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Dave West was born and raised in South Wales and is now settled in Balbriggan, North County Dublin. He studied at the Carmarthenshire College of Art & Design and recently completed a degree in Art History with the Open University. He has had numerous solo exhibitions. He has exhibited widely in Group Shows including the Royal Hibernian Academy, Royal Ulster Academy and Eígse, and in the UK with the Royal West of England Academy, Royal Society of Oil Painters, Royal Society of Marine Artists, The New English Art Club, The Royal Society of British Artists, and the UK Pastel Society, at which he won the 2013 Schminke Award. In 2017 he won the Mayoral Gold Award at the 'Art In The Open' Plein Air painting festival.


Charcoal Workshop: Shouldn’t cost more than €15)

WILLOW charcoal - large sticks

Putty Eraser & Normal Eraser


3 large sheets of good quality drawing paper such as Fabriano no. 4 or Fabriano academia

*not essential* Any other charcoal based drawing materials (chalk / powdered charcoal / compressed charcoal / charcoal pencils etc.)