Drawing and Painting Processes (An Introduction)

When: Semester One. Starts Tuesday 19th & Thursday 21st September 2023,  6.30pm - 9.00pm (applicants choose which evening they prefer)

Course Registration Opens: 1st August 2023

Course Fee: €300

Tutor: Eileen Healy

What is the course about?

This course introduces the student to a range of drawing and painting techniques in portraiture and the full figure. The course begins with the essential practice of drawing and gradually leads to painting in acrylic or oil. Using a variety of mediums, students explore drawing and painting techniques with a life model as the subject. This course deals with improving visual concentration and students observe, perceive and express the visual characteristics of the subject. The course explores a wide range of experimental life drawing and painting processes as a means of creative investigation along with observation skills and form, line, tone, texture and composition. Students will be encouraged to explore a personal visual language through their chosen medium.

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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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