Life Drawing: Media and Approaches

When: Semester One. Starts Wednesday 20th September 2023, 6.30pm - 9.00pm 

Course Registration Opens: 1st August 2023

Course Fee: €300

Tutor: Ciara Rodgers

What is the course about?

This course is suitable for those with little experience of drawing and for those who are more experienced. The course explores traditional and contemporary drawing. It aims to expand the students’ knowledge of drawing using the life model as subject along with other observational drawing exercises. The course involves drawing with various media, including pencil, ink, and charcoal as well as basic techniques such as perspective, anatomy, proportion, tonal understanding and mark making. It also introduces the participant to visual research and to sketchbook practice. Some work outside of class-time is expected and the course is suitable for those who wish to add to their drawing practice.

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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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