The Fundamentals of Drawing – Alan Clarke
May 12 - May 14| €390
Date: 12th – 14th May 2023
Artist: Alan Clarke
Medium: Basic Drawing Materials
Participants: Maximum 10
Course level: Intermediate; all levels welcome – artists with some drawing experience will benefit the most
Alan Clarke is a sculptor and illustrator. His work is imaginative, but rooted in the ‘traditional’ skills of art-making. He is concerned with trying to create work that is executed with virtuosity and insight, in the pursuit of beauty, harmony, grotesquery, craft and drama. He has won numerous awards for both his drawing and his sculpture. He is the only Irish member of the Society of Portrait Sculptors, and a large collection of his drawings are held in the national collection, in the National Library of Ireland. He teaches regular drawing classes in NCAD and in the last few years has been invited to teach workshops in Ireland, the UK, Russia, Italy and Canada.
Drawing is the foundation of all representational art. This intensive three day course will give participants an overview of the fundamentals of drawing, including preparation and best use of materials, line-work/mark-making, form, tone, composition and perspective. Drawing from live models and objects, students will be given a framework to develop a mode of drawing that is accurate and stylish, and will enable them to be more focused and productive with drawing practice that is undertaken in their own time. The course can be taken on its own or as preparation for Alan’s figure sculpting course.
* 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/).