Drawing and Painting - Developing Visual Language

When: Semester Two - Tuesday 16th and Thursday 18th (applicants request which evening they prefer), starting in January 2024 from 6.30pm - 9.00pm

Course Application Open Date: 1st December 2023 

Course Application Deadline: 12th January 2024

Course Fee: €300

Tutor: Eileen Healy

What is the course about?

The course deals with the creative relationships between drawing and painting and how both are used within the context of studying the human figure. This course further advances visual concentration along with creative investigation. Students expand their ability to observe, perceive and express the visual characteristics of the subject. Through their chosen medium, students are encouraged to explore and develop a personal visual language (ie. communication using visual elements). Students will produce a portfolio of completed studies of the human figure displaying their emerging individual style. Students have an opportunity to submit their work for assessment should they wish to gain the CIT: Single Module Certification for this course.

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Tutor Profile

Eileen Healy is an established figurative artist based at Backwater Studios. A firm believer in the practice of working from life she regularly works from the model in her studio. She has been included in many high-profile exhibitions including Arnott’s Portrait Award and RHA annual show. Her artist residencies include Students Arts League, New York and Tyrone Guthrie Centre. She has taught many drawing workshops both in Ireland and abroad


These part-time, evening courses provide students with an opportunity to experience the potential of visual arts practice, through sustained engagement with materials, techniques, processes, research and art contexts.  Each course is an accredited module (5 credits) on the National Framework of Qualifications, where 60 credits equate to the workload of a full-time academic year on a degree programme.  It may be possible, therefore, to use these credits as part of one of our full-time programmes in the Department of Fine Art and Applied Art.  Students interested in pursuing this option should contact crawford.enquiries@mtu.ie and bear in mind that they would need to submit work for assessment at the end of the module.


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