Exploring Contemporary Painting 1 – Melissa O’Donnell
22nd July 2024 - 24th July 2024| €370
Date: 22nd – 24th July 2024
Artist: Melissa O’Donnell
Participants: Maximum 9
Course level: All levels welcome; intermediate and advanced artists might benefit the most
Melissa O’Donnell has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Her work was included in the recent Sotheby’s Irish Art sales in London and Paris. In 2020 she was shortlisted for the prestigious John Moore’s Painting Prize and was a selected painter on the Turps Contemporary Painting Mentorship Program, London 2018-2021. In 2019 she was awarded a summer residency at Notre Dame Global University, Galway by the RHA. O’Donnell’s work is held in both private and public collections. She is represented by Solomon Fine Art Dublin, with a new solo show ‘Beautiful Decay’ in May 2023.
About the Course
This three day course offers the opportunity to experiment with oil paints and create your own contemporary art works using a fresh collage approach. Oil paint is a hugely versatile medium which can be applied in many ways using different applications and this course offers the freedom to experiment and create under Melissa’s guidance. In the studio, we will be using primarily oil paint, and it will involve working both on canvas and paper as well as making mono prints. The artist will offer demonstrations on mark making, mixing of colours combinations both opaque and transparent, along with some discussion about painting both historical and contemporary. On the third day of the course, there is the option of taking a ‘one-to-one mini clinic’ where Melissa will offer practical advice and tips to individual artists on their own creative practice. All levels are welcome, however intermediate to advanced artists will benefit the most from this lively, fun few days engaged in creating works and in artistic conversation!
* The course takes place in Artform modern light-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. On request, Artform offers artist accommodation options. Details on art materials and safety will be provided after signing up to the course.