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Date:  17th – 19th July 2023
Artist: Nicki Heenan
Medium: Oil paint and cold wax medium
Participants: Maximum 10
Course level: Beginners 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.

Course Concept

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. You will by the end of the course learn the fundamentals of working with oil paint and cold wax medium. Please note this course is only suitable for oil paint. 

* 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 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/).

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