Dunmore East a Material Landscape (1)- Nicki Heenan, Artform
1st October 2024 - 3rd October 2024| €370
Date: 1st – 3rd October 2024
Artist: Nicki Heenan
Medium: Oil paint and cold wax medium
Participants: Maximum 10
Course level: Intermediate to advanced
Nicki holds an MSc (hons) from Auckland University (New Zealand) and has attended a three-year Atelier Training in Sydney (Australia) as well as Foundation Slade – UCL (UK), Princes Drawing School – Figure Drawing London (UK) and Post Grad Certificate in Cross Arts – Goldsmiths UCL (UK). Nicki was awarded a Fellowship at Ballinglen Arts Foundation (Ireland) in 2016. In the same year, she was among selected artists for the Sky Landscape Artist of the Year competition. She was listed as one of ‘5 Ones to Watch’ in the international publication Watercolour Magazine in 2018, and received the AITO (Europe’s largest plein air painting festival) Bronze Award in 2022.
Have you ever walked past a river bed and noticed the fine ground sand, or marvelled at ochre coloured soils? As landscape painters we often observe what is under our feet and are thinking of how to construct a painting that carries depth of meaning and sense of place. By using elements such as pigments from the landscape our paintings are a direct reflection of what we see. In this workshop you will learn how to combine dry ingredients with cold wax and incorporate this into your oil paintings and to set up a surface that will hold cold wax and oil paint to create a depth of surface. Please note that this course is suitable for artists with experience in oils and cold wax techniques and will focus on applying this to landscape painting.
* The course takes place in Artform modern light-filled seaside studio with 24hr access for each visiting artist, as well as in the beautiful seaside environs of Dunmore East, co. Waterford, 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 will be provided after signing up to the course.