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Date:  25th – 26th May 2023
Artist: Sinéad Lucey
Medium: Oil
Participants: Maximum 9
Course level: Beginners to advanced

Born in Cork, Sinéad Lucey studied Fine Art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris following which, she lived and worked in Paris for 25 years. In 2016, she moved to Inistioge, in Co. Kilkenny. Her work, largely painting and drawing, with some moving image, focuses on the human experience of space and movement.  Sinéad has taught Drawing and Painting in several 3rd level institutions in Paris and in Tours in France. She has participated in numerous exhibitions in France and Ireland. Recent exhibitions include the exhibition of shortlisted works of the Zurich Portrait Prize 2020 at the National Gallery of Ireland and the Crawford Art Gallery Cork, Three Billboards Outside, Periphery Space, Gorey, and Generation 2022- New Irish Painting at the Butler Gallery.

Course Concept

Painting directly from nature, unmediated by imagery, offers the opportunity to feel and to respond to the gestures of land and sky. On this two day course, artists will focus on observing gesture, or movement in space, and learn how to engage with this through painting.

We will first look at examples of gesture in artworks both in painting and in other contemporary art forms.  We will draw from the examples, observing topography and sky movements. We will look together in the studio, at the possibilities of a limited palette and at the expressive qualities of brushwork.

While covering the practicalities of palette, mediums and preparation of the surface, this course is less concerned with conventions of landscape oil painting but is focused primarily on painting as a means to see more and differently. We will walk and observe and each participant will choose a subject in the landscape that resonates with them. To facilitate mobility, we will work with a minimum of equipment.

* 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. 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 Health and Safety studio policy in keeping with updated national guidelines (for further information please see here https://www.artform.ie/covid-19/).

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