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Artist: John Short
Medium: Watercolour painting and drawing
Participants: Maximum 8
Course level: Intermediate and advanced

John Short was born in Scotland. He has lived and worked for many years in Ireland. He studied Illustration and graduated from Edinburgh College of Art and The Royal College of Art, London.

He has been the recipient of many awards including the Royal College of Art drawing prize, The Berger colour prize and The Artist’s prize in The Royal Watercolour Society, London and The President’s award in The Irish Watercolour Society.

Course Concept

The concept of this course is for each student to visually explore an aspect of the location of Dunmore East through drawing and watercolour. Its a mini personal project for each student. The village has many aspects of visual interest from architecture, people, landscape and seascape but we will be looking at creating images that are not predictable. It will be challenging and fun.

You will be encouraged to experiment with new ways of looking and creating images. The structure is very simple and follows a process of research, discussion, demonstration, studio/location work and presentation.

In teaching workshops I also participate in project work with the group to demonstrate the process of working on location and studio, not to show you how to do it but other ways to look, think and do.

* 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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