These workshops are designed in such a way that no matter whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced you will be able to develop and strengthen your artistic voice and visual skills. If you are a beginner you can start from scratch and go through the workshops, building one block on top of the other.
If you are intermediate or advanced you can dip in and out exploring new possibilities and extending your selves beyond your current level.
WHAT WE'LL COVER
This course caters for every level, beginner, intermediate and advanced due to the individual attention every students receives by using the complimentary building blocks below that the student can build on to reinforce their artistic development.
Students can choose their subject matter from portrait, landscape, abstract or still-life and can work with any of the following mediums Oils & Acrylics, Watercolour/Gouache.
A material list
Setting up your palette (wet palette for acrylics), oil palette (oils)
Colours layout (Light to dark/warm to cold)
Setting up your composition, using viewfinder, under painting, use of blue and umber tonal under painting Working from dark to light or blocking in main base colours
How to stretch and prime a canvas
Using actual photographic reference
Depicting light, darks to create the notion of volume
Warm and cool painting
Development of composition: Tonal values, transparent and opaque paint exploring abstration in paintings
Painting using the emotions and imagination
Working from the general to the particular
“Alla Prima” “Glazing” "Sfumato”
Contemporary techniques learning from the masters
Painting 'in the matter of' different techniques can be explored through different artists through the ages. Rembrandts 'Alla Prima' technique
Chardin/Vermeer/Turner/Velazquez Glazing Technique
Leonardo Da Vinci 'Sfumato' technique
Choosing a painter and a painting that you admire ie: Rembrandt explore his painting process
Working in a base color for the tonal study 'Alla Prima'
Using just one base color i.e. burnt sienna or raw umber, cover the canvas in a light glaze and then build up the tonal values from dark to light. When it is dry apply the skin tones using a limited palette, working from dark to light.
Lastly block in the block in the background.
This workshop will be repeated with other painters and styles as you like with reference to the above approaches
Contemporary styles will be explored:
Distinguished by loose open evocative brush strokes/Vibrant colour saturation,
Contemporary colour palette (post Bauhaus).
Anything goes basically use of quick sketches, photographic reference, reference materials gathered in notebook, who has done it before, a nod to antiquity, “Looks Like” scale, Compositional aides, Mixed Media/Collage use of full colour palette,
Development of a theme or subject matter to pull your work together
“...... She is the sort of teacher who can lift you over a mental barrier and helps you to rescue bad work and get some value out of it.
She is tremendously encouraging. She draws the best out of people come what may..."
Former Head of IMMA
Exerpt from the Irish Times Paper, , 29th, November 1994“ THE MENTOR”
10 Week Programme
Currently sessions will be held online via Zoom
Next Start Date: Week Commencing January 4th, 2021
Days to choose from Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 10am-12.30pm
I’m missing my Tuesday morning classes with Eorna. I’ve been going now for 10 years to Eorna’s art class. Each Tuesday morning I would jump out of bed quickly as I looked forward to the morning ahead. Eorna has been particularly patient with me as I struggle with my painting.