Dublin Drawing Classes (‘Drawing in Colour’)
Saturdays 11am – 1pm
The Gallery, The Lantern Centre, 15 Synge St, Dublin 8
Dublin Drawing Classes (‘Drawing in Colour’) at Visions School of Art:
Visions School of Art presently holds two-hour Dublin drawing classes (‘Drawing in Colour’) on a weekly basis. The session takes place from 11am-1pm each Saturday at the Gallery, The Lantern Centre, 15 Synge St, Dublin 8. These drawing classes are an amalgam of learning basic drawing skills, and learning about how colour works. This second element can be applied not only to Art, but also to any project where colour is used, eg. Interior Design, Flower-arranging, Fashion Design, Crafts, etc.
“The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.”
“Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning [...] can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.”
- Oscar Wilde
Who are the Dublin Drawing Classes Suitable For?
These drawing classes are suitable for anybody, whether you are a beginner or a more advanced artist: this is because of the instructor’s (Andrew’s) attitude towards education; as with every instructed session at Visions, the teaching is learner-centered, meaning that the tutor will take you from how advanced you are at any moment and expand your abilities and knowledge from there. Therefore, though each class will have a specific lesson set for every attending student, the way that you approach the drawing classes will be from your personal level of experience and skills at the beginning of each lesson, with the aim of advancing your capabilities in every session from that point. Because of this, students of ANY level of proficiency can attend.
You can pre-book 6 consecutive lessons for €90 (that’s €15 per 2-hour class). If you need to miss one of the Dublin drawing classes during the cycle, we will give you back that class for no extra charge during the following cycle, which will then be €75 for 6-weeks.
Dublin Drawing Classes Basic Materials List:
If you can’t find all the materials here listed before your first class, drawing materials will be provided for your first session. I advise trying K & M Evans on Meetinghouse Lane (just off of Mary St Little, Dublin 7) for all supplies, if you are on a budget.
You will need a box of Faber-Castell Polychromos Colouring Pencils (12-pack). There are also Polychromos soft (chalk) pastels available – do not buy these, needless to say. For the cycle beginning 10th of January 2015, you will also need some A3 (preferably) or A2 sheets of pastel paper. You will need a mid-toned (medium darkness) pastel pad, in various colour temperatures: warm (red, orange or yellow ochre colours), cool (blue, green or purple colours) and neutral (grey); the picture here below shows a good range of Pastel pads (Daler Rowney Murano range) that is perfect for our purposes: I would advise buying the pad in the middle to start off (it is the “Neutral Colours” pad, as opposed to the ‘Cool Colours’ or ‘Warm Colours’ ones, also shown). You will also need a good pencil sharpener, preferably one that retains pencil-shavings in a receptacle attached to the sharpener.
Dublin Drawing Classes Further Links:
To understand more about what Still Life is as an artistic discipline, click here.
To find out more about the Lantern Centre, click here.
To see more of what is on offer at Visions School of Art, click here.