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Date: 27th – 29th September 2024
Artist: Róisín Curé
Medium: Sketching materials
Participants: Maximum 10
Course level: Intermediate to advanced sketchers will benefit the most

Róisín Curé is an urban sketcher, author and teacher. Her books (two in second edition in 2024) include An Urban Sketcher’s Galway (Currach Press, 2019), The Urban Sketching Handbook: Drawing Expressive People (Quarto, 2020) and Dublin In Sketches And Stories (Merrion Press, 2021) with a fourth book about beautiful Co. Clare on the way. She has taught all over Europe, at international Urban Sketchers Symposia (Porto 2018, Amsterdam 2019), Compostela Ilustrada (Santiago de Compostela 2019, 2021), USk Switzerland (Bern 2021), Clermont Dessine (Clermont-Ferrand 2022) and with many private organisations in Ireland and the UK. Róisín has taught live classes online since the start of the pandemic and now, through Sketch With Róisín, teaches once a week students from all corners of the globe in a group that is some 450-strong. Róisín shares the fun aspects of sketching on the street – always including practical tips – through YouTube videos published weekly.

Course Concept

There are few nicer ways to spend an autumn day than to go out walking in the woods or along the seashore, gather natural objects that catch our eye, and then bring them home for sketching. Shells, crabs and pebbles are easily found near Artform studio all year round, and fungi, colourful leaves, pine cones and fruit found in September make it a time of bounty for the nature sketcher.
In this course, nature will be our inspiration, and we will use natural objects we find in the proximity of the studio to learn the ways of sketching in ink and watercolour. You will learn essential techniques like accurate, strong drawing; wet-in-wet watercolour; glazing; conserving whites; flooding your subject with light, and keeping everything loose. By the end of the course, you will be confident in sketching your found objects to make truly beautiful studies. Róisín will share how she draws and paints a full sketch right there on site, with her special sketching ‘mini-kit’, and help you find out how to get the most pleasure and fun from sketching.
As part of the course, participants will have the exciting opportunity to join Róisín in Artform studio for her weekly online appointment with her international sketching group.

* The course takes place in the Artform modern light-filled studio with 24hr access for each visiting artist, and in the beautiful coastal village of Dunmore East, 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 will be provided after signing up to the course.

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Sketching Nature with Róisín Curé360.00

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