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Line/Tone/Perspective: Drawing Fundamentals

Line/Tone/Perspective: Drawing Fundamentals // A 3 Day Workshop with Artist Alan Clarke // March 22 - 24 // 10:00 - 16:00

Drawing is the foundation of all representational art. and mastery of drawing is conditional on the understanding and practice of certain fundamental principles.


This intensive three day workshop will give participants an overview of some of these fundamentals, namely linework, tone (value), and perspective. It will provide a framework to develop a mode of drawing that is accurate and stylish, and will enable participants to be more focused and productive with drawing practice that is undertaken in their own time.


Day 1 will involve drawing from objects, while in Days 2 & 3 we will work with a live model.



The workshop will cover:


- selection and best use of materials


- line work and mark making,


- understanding and depicting tone, and using it to your best advantage within drawn compositions


- seeing accurately and clearly


- 1, 2, 3 and 5 point perspective, and atmospheric perspective


- basic composition


- comparative measuring and techniques for drawing accurately


- style





*Materials supplied


Bio: Alan Clarke is an acclaimed illustrator and sculptor. His work is rooted in traditional skills and is informed by the guiding principles of Art. He is former chairman of the Illustrators Guild of Ireland and is the only Irish member of the Society of Portrait Sculptors. He is drawing tutor on the Illustration BA in NCAD.


In recent years he has taught drawing and sculpture workshops in Ireland, Russia, Italy, the UK, Germany and Spain. His illustration work has appeared in books that have been nominated at the Irish Book Awards every year since the inception of the awards, and won on multiple occasions. In 2021 a large collection of his drawings were acquired by the National Library for inclusion in the National Collection alongside the work of Heaney, Yeats etc.



Refund Policy:

* Unfortunately, no refunds are given. Please make sure that you, or the person you are gifting the workshop to, can attend this workshop.

If you cannot attend the workshop we can reschedule your workshop if you inform us up to 21 days prior to the workshop's start date. If you request to reschedule less than 21 days before the workshop starting date we will not be in a position to change the date. Places can be given to a friend if you can no longer attend - please inform us as soon as you can with the new attendee's contact details.

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