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Artist: Mary O’Connor

Course Date:  9th – 11th August 2021 
Medium: Mixed media
Participants: Maximum 8
Course level: Beginners to Advanced
Course Cost: €350

Mary is a visual artist living in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin. She studied visual communication and 3D design at TUD in Dublin, and painting at Chelsea College of Art, London, and in New Zealand. She also lived in Belize and Kazakhstan, a place of vast landscapes and infinite white winters; during her time there (eleven years) she published two books of photojournalism on Central Asia.  She repatriated to Dublin in 2014.


Course concept

This stimulating workshop explores contemporary approaches to painting. It’s the perfect jump-start for those who want to explore abstract painting for the first time and those who want to gather a few new idea sources. We will work through drawing and painting. Designed to encourage you to explore new ways of seeing, you will work within the scope of carefully prepared projects, which will provide strong direction and structure and also with plenty of flexibility that will encourage each student’s individual creative instincts to flourish. Suitable for experienced artists as well as beginners, who want to explore new ways of seeing as well as those who wish to expand their creative instinct.

* 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 comprehensive Health and Safety studio policy as well as full credit/refund policy for artists affected by Covid-19 restrictions.

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