Abstraction and Representation in Oils 5 – Gabhann Dunne
14th August 2023 - 17th August 2023| €450
Date: 14th – 17th August 2022
Artist: Gabhann Dunne
Medium: Oils or Acrylics
Participants: Maximum 9
Course level: All levels welcome
Gabhann Dunne is a Dublin-based painter. He studied Fine Art Painting at the Dublin Institute of Technology and The National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
He is also a former winner of the RDS Taylor Art Award (2011) and the Hennessy Craig Scholarship/the Whytes Award for Painting for his entry to the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition (2009).
This course will focus on how oil paint allows for a space in between abstraction and representation. The main system of painting taught will be Alla Prima (wet on wet). Instruction will concentrate on working to improve brushwork and other systems of mark making. Also included will be colour mixing, grounds, glazing and tonal balance. The artist will give demonstrations and participants will partake in group discussions and individual feedback.
The main aim of the course will be to encourage a more intuitive understanding of oil paint and its application while still referencing representation. Gabhann will show how to achieve this while accommodating each student to further their own goals and desires in painting.
* The course takes place in Artform modern ligh-filled seaside studio with 24hr access for each visiting artist, and runs from 11am to 5pm on the first day and from 10am to 4pm on the subsequent days. Cost does not include accommodation, on request Artform offers artist accommodation options. Details on art materials and safety will be provided after signing up to the course. Artform operates Health and Safety studio policy in keeping with updated national guidelines (for further information please see here https://www.artform.ie/covid-19/).