This intensive workshop will help you to explore the acts of looking and seeing by means of drawing on location in the Burren and in the college studios. Rather than setting out to make pictures of what we see, we will explore different ways of looking – the gaze; the glance; the glimpse; and others. We will also experiment with mark making ranging from wild scribble to measured marks to performative gesture. Our subject matter will include the land and its weather; the human figure at rest and in motion; interior spaces; found objects; and the fall of light.
Each day will commence with a short introduction followed by either a visit to a selected location for field work or studio work at the college (the weather will determine the details of the schedule, which will be available on the first day). There will also be two short illustrated talks. Each participant will have dedicated studio space with access 24/7, with opportunities to work on a very large scale if desired.
This workshop is open to a maximum of 8 students.