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Artist: Aidan Crotty

Course Date: 9th – 11th June 2021
Medium: Oils
Participants: Maximum 8
Course level: Beginners to Advanced
Course Cost: €350

Aidan Crotty (b.1980) Waterford.
Received a BA (Hons), Fine Art Painting at Crawford Collage of Art and Design, Cork.
Aidan currently lives and works in rural west Sligo where he focuses primarily on observational painting.
Aidan has exhibited extensively across Ireland and his work is held in both private and public collections. Aidan’s painting Portrait of a Boy, Morning, capturing his eight-year-old son and his time at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, has been named the winner of the 2020 National Gallery of Ireland’s Zurich Portrait Prize.

Course concept

In this three-day workshop we will be investigating different strategies in observational painting. We will examine how to plan and execute a painting in a natural and logical process, taking our paintings through systems of layer building over a period of days. Informed by our visible surroundings within the landscape and on still life at Artform studios, Aidan will work alongside participants in order to impart his experiences through demonstration and discussion.

Aspects such as surface and ground, subject and environment, measuring and scaling, palette and methods of paint application will be our main focus over this course.

* 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 second day. 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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