Full-time practical training
Six-months | three full days per week | Cross-discipline course
January 11th, 2016 – July 13th, 2016 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday | Cost: €4,000
The Drawing Studio offers students a unique hands-on training in the museum/gallery district of Dublin’s city centre.
This interdisciplinary, process-driven course is the only one of its kind in Ireland and has been developed specifically to meet the growing demand for practical artistic training.
Drawing Studio Full Time encompasses all of the above part-time courses. It offers more tuition in-house than any other art college in Ireland. A tutor is always on hand and class sizes are small allowing students significantly more personal attention. At other art schools today, it has become the norm for students to be self-directed – only receiving a couple of hours consultation with a tutor per week and the occasional specialised class in, for example lifedrawing.
On the contrary, The Drawing Studio is all about structured, involved tuition. We are not primarily concerned with self-expression or art-making, rather the emphasis is on teaching the discipline and skills which facilitate art-making. The objective is to instil skills – visual and manual – which give students the ability to transmit their creative impulse, intact.
Not your usual six-months
The length of the course, six months, is actually equal in terms of class time to a full academic year in a state sponsored university.
Class times: 9.30am – 4.30pm: 3 x six-hour days = 18 hours of structured classes a week. The course runs for six months, 24 weeks, which is essentially a full academic year.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for everyone, whether beginner or advanced, young and older, who want to develop useful, practical skills. While obviously key to artists it is just as valuable for those who work, or have an interest in design, architecture, fashion, mathematics, medicine, engineering, film.
The essential qualification is commitment.
Enrolment is still open for those who wish to jump aboard!
What can one expect to achieve?
While the school doesn’t offer a diploma yet, committed students will leave with something to show, an accomplished portfolio or body of work, which demonstrates a high level of skill in drawing. This is what the working art, film, fashion and media industries are ultimately interested in.
Is the cost reasonable?
Yes. As we are an emerging school we are offering this course for less than half the price of comparable schools such as Heatherly’s and the London Atelier of Realist Art in London.
Times – avoiding rush hour
Classes run at 9:30am – 4:30pm. Lunch: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Class start and finish times miss rush hour traffic
Encompasses part-time courses 1 – 4. For more information please see courses 1 – 4. Class units are supplemented by personal tutorials, gallery/artist studio visits. Art history and theory lectures by visiting lecturers as well as renowned artists.
The following will be covered:
The Discipline of Drawing
– Application & Practice
– Introduction to Artistic Anatomy
– Essential Artistic Anatomy
– Features of The Face
– Proportions of The Head
– Portrait with Life Model
– Chiaroscuro Life drawing
– Life drawing with Clarity and Efficiency
The Drawing Studio has a small library but offers library cards to the library of The National College of Art & Design (NCAD) for the subsidised price of €50.