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This three-day intensive workshop with Brian Smyth, artist and tutor from the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy, provides an excellent introduction to classical portrait painting, and demonstrates many of the key principles and techniques currently being taught at the realist painting academies in Florence and elsewhere. Working with a limited colour palette, based on the Zorn palette system, Brian will teach you a step-by-step process to painting expressive and realistic portraits.
Classical drawing and painting are not so much individual styles but rather an approach to drawing and painting that favours order, beauty, harmony and completeness. They follow principles that emerged from ancient classical civilizations and rely on methods and techniques that render subject matter in a realistic style.
This 2-day workshop 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.
Tutor Adrian Cooke of Classical Art Atelier comes from a family of visual artists who influenced and mentored him through his formative years. Largely self-taught, he has also studied part-time with Vetruvian Fine Art Studio in Chicago and with Brian Smyth of the Angel Academy of Art, Florence.
NEW YEAR POETRY WORKSHOPS AT GALWAY ARTS CENTRE/THURSDAY
Starting in May, Galway Arts Centre is offering an Advanced Poetry Workshop on Thursday afternoons, facilitated by poet Kevin Higgins,
Starting in May, Galway Arts Centre is offering aspiring poets a Friday afternoon Poetry Workshop facilitated by poet Kevin Higgins. The Workshop is open to everyone, from complete beginners to those who have been writing for some time.
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Starting in May, Galway Arts Centre is offering aspiring poets an evening Poetry Workshop facilitated by poet Kevin Higgins. The Workshop is open to both complete beginners as well as those who've been writing for some time.
Starting in May, Galway Arts Centre presents a daytime class for all those beginner and continuing creative writing students out there, facilitated by Susan Millar DuMars. Susan Millar DuMars writes both poetry and fiction.
Take the first steps toward an exciting career as a professional writer or a rewarding hobby in this highly enjoyable but focussed one day course. Participants are introduced to poetry and short fiction and throughout the day will learn techniques of craft, complete writing exercises and benefit from class discussion of their work. Includes post-course editorial feedback. Suitable for beginners and also those with some writing experience.
Have you ever wanted to write short stories or even try a novel? Have you dreamt of seeing your play on stage, your film on screen, or even stunning audiences with your poetry? This innovative new course introduces participants to the craft of creative writing while working in a range of genres such as sci-fi, crime, horror and realism. We will share work, exchange feedback and discuss routes to publication. Suitable for those seeking a rewarding pastime or as an introduction to an exciting professional career as a creative writer.
Mosaic Workshop with Aidan Byrne
This one-day Mosaic workshop is designed to suit complete beginners and people with previous experience in Mosaic and other crafts. Over the course of the day participants will go through all the processes involved in making a mosaic from start to finish. Each participant makes their own personalised mosaic and brings it home at the end of the workshop.
Aidan Byrne (BA hons.) Fine Art is a visual artist and art facilitator based at Belmont Mill Artist Studios in Co Offaly. Aidan studied Sculpture at GMIT, graduating in 2011.
For more details please go to: Mosaics at the Mill
Digital Photography for Beginners by artist Louise Manifold is a 10 week evening course for adults. The course is intended to provide a general introduction to photography and is suitable for both absolute beginners and people with a little basic photographic knowledge wishing to develop their potential as photographers.
This 10 week course aims at working creatively with digital photography to give practical hands on experience of working with your digital camera to gain confidence and gain knowledge of what you camera has to offer.
Cost €115/€100 Concessions