Full-time practical training
Full academic year | three full days per week | Cross-discipline course
October 3rd, 2016 – May 3rd, 2017 | 10am – 4pm | 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 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.
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 can 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.
Times – avoiding rush hour
Classes: 10am – 4pm. Lunch: 12:30pm – 1:10pm
Class start and finish times miss rush hour traffic
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
– 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.
Terms and Conditions
Fees are payable in advance. Each course is devised for a limited number of students, so early enrolment is advisable. All courses are non-refundable, however should a course be canceled a full refund will be given. The Drawing Studio reserves the right to cancel, or reschedule. Course modules may alter.
In general all materials are included.