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Date: 8th November – 10th November 2019
Medium: Oils
Participants: Maximum 8
Course level: Beginners – Advanced

Born in Donegal in 1978, Ann Quinn received a BA in Fine Art from the National College of Art & Design in 2000.

Recent solo shows include Taylor Galleries (2018, 2016, 2013), Dock Arts Centre (2013), and Ashford Gallery (2009). Group shows include the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition every year since 2004, Claremorris Open (2015), Galway Arts Centre (2010), Pallas Contemporary Projects (2017, 2016, 2010, 2009).

Some of the awards she received are the Travel and Training Award from the Arts Council of Ireland in 2016, Thomas Dammann Travel Award in 2019, 2017 and 2015, the K & M Evans Award in 2012, the Hennessey Craig Scholarship in 2009, a Visual Artists Bursary from the Arts Council in 2009.

She has undertaken artist residencies including the Ragdale Foundation (USA) in 2016, VCCA (USA) in 2014, Centre d’ Art I Natura (Spain) in 2015 & 2010, the Fundacion Valpairoso (Spain) in 2015 & 2008. Residencies in Ireland include the RHA (2009), Heinrich Boll Cottage (2010), Tyrone Guthrie Centre (2008), Glenveagh National Park (2007), the Cill Rialaig Project (2004 – 2014).

Her work is in the collection of the Irish State, the National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland, Axa Insurance, Health Service Executive, Wesley College, Donegal County Council.

Ann Quinn is represented by Taylor Galleries in Dublin.

Course concept

This will be a 3 day oil painting masterclass course. This Masterclass will take place indoors.

The course will be a combination of abstraction and representation, using photographs as source material but also allowing the unpredictability of paint to guide you and make ‘happy accidents’. This course is suitable for all levels – beginners, intermediate and advanced.

In her studio practice, Ann uses her own photographs as preparatory sketches and references. She will demonstrate how photographs can be used as a source material for painting and to help develop memory and imagination. Therefore participants should bring photographs that are meaningful to them as a starting point to create their own personal painting.

The 3 days will be packed full of information for participants as Ann will demonstrate many different painting techniques and explain ways to use the different oil painting mediums – toxic and non toxic. She will encourage participants to get outside the traditional method of only painting with a brush.

Ann will also cover colour theory and encourage participants to choose colours according to their own instincts and intuition.

* Cost does not include accommodation. Artform also provide an artist accommodation package.
Details on art materials required to participate in the course will be provided after signing up to the course.

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