Life Drawing: Advanced

When: Semester Two. Course commences 17th January 2024 and runs on Wednesdays from 6.30pm - 9.00pm

Course Application Open Date: 1st December 2023

Course Application Deadline: 12th January 2024

Course Fee: €300


What is the course about?

This course is intended for artists and students who already have basic drawing skills and for those who wish to reconnect with their own studio practice. It is also suitable for anyone who is interested in transitioning from other art practices and professions. This course will encourage participants to engage with the process of drawing and expand their drawing skills by experimenting with different drawing techniques and exploring various drawing media. Concentrating on observational drawing, including life drawing, this course aims to encourage the development of the participant’s own visual language and drawing abilities.

Tutor Profile

Ciara Rodgers is a visual artist based in Cork City, Ireland, a member of Backwater Artists Group with a BA and an MA in Art from MTU Crawford College of Art and Design. She received a Visual Art Bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland in 2020 and an Agility Award in 2021. 

Notable recent exhibitions include; a city of beautiful nonsense, (solo), Studio 12, Backwater Artists Group, Cork, 13/10/22 – 25/11/22, Drawing Connections (a response to The Crawford Art Gallery Drawing Collection), The Lord Mayors Pavilion, Cork, 6/10/22 – 3/11/22,  C L O S E R, Lavit Gallery Cork, curated by Janice Hough (IMMA) 05/05/22- 28/05/22.  

Ciara currently lectures on the BA (hons) Visual Art at SETU Waterford and in Life Drawing at MTU Crawford College of Art and design


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 and bear in mind that they would need to submit work for assessment at the end of the module.


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