Full-Time Practical Training
24 weeks | three full days per week
April 12th – Sept 22nd, 2021 | 10 am – 4:30 pm | Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday | Cost: €3980 | *Bank Holiday Mondays: May 3rd & May 31st. To book call the school on +353 (0)87 298 0409 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Important: In the instance of Covid-19 restrictions not being eased for schools, an online learning option will be made available with necessary materials being posted out to the students.
Course Description: 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. As with our Part-Time courses, this programme is based on the traditional practice of copying, central to artistic training throughout history.
In an ethos of rigour and discipline, students are guided through a programme based on that of the traditional ateliers of the 17th century and beyond, beginning with lessons from THE FLAT (Prints & Drawings), which serve as preparation for progressing to THE ROUND (Plaster-casts from Antiquity) and, finally, to NATURE (the Life-Model).
The Full-Time course encompasses the lessons of the Discipline of Drawing, teaching students fundamental techniques through copying prints from Bargue and Gérôme’s Cours de Dessin.
This course provides students with intensive practical training in a structured and hands-on environment, allowing substantial time to develop and practice drawing skills and techniques. Students will see their technical competence improved, enabling more fluent expression of their own artistic vision, and will leave with a body of work which demonstrates their drawing ability.
Mode of Teaching: Classes will be delivered through a series of live demonstrations and one-to-one critiques. Small class sizes ensure a high level of individual attention and personal feedback.
Level: This course is suitable for beginners, students and professionals alike who wish to enhance their skill and technique.
Assessment: There will be no formal grading of work. Students’ work will be monitored through continuous assessment in the form of critiques which will provide feedback and advice.
Entry Requirements: Entry to the course is on a first-come first-served basis. Students should be prepared to apply the necessary discipline throughout the course and should commit to full attendance to benefit from the programme. They must be willing to take responsibility for their own progress by following the programme outlined diligently.
The Discipline of Drawing – Foundation and Practice
Copying the Alinari Cabinet of Master Drawings
Cast Drawing in Pencil, Charcoal and Sanguine
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 and non-transferable, however, should a course be cancelled a full refund will be given. The Drawing School reserves the right to cancel, or reschedule. Course modules may alter. In the event of a public transport strike/closure, or other conditions beyond our control, a session may have to be closed early or canceled. As we will have to incur full costs for these classes, we are unable to offer a refund but will reschedule the missed class. The Drawing School reserves the right to make appropriate changes to the course timetable and content or to cancel a course due to circumstances beyond its control. Liability shall be limited to the refund of fees paid in this instance. In general, all materials are included.
Students may request a refund (excluding the non-refundable deposit of 20%) more than 31 days before the commencement of a course. If students request a refund less than 31 days before the commencement of a course, they will only be refunded 50% of the full course fee. After the commencement of the course or paid activity, withdrawal from the program, or any period of absence during the term, whatever the motive or duration, will not be refunded.
*Terms and conditions apply to all the courses listed above.