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FIGURE drawing
weekend workshop

Figure Drawing // A Weekend Workshop with Artist Sahoko Blake // Saturday October 7th & Sunday October 8th // 10:00 - 16:00


SKILLSETS is delighted to welcome back artist Sahoko Blake for a Figure Drawing Weekend Workshop this October. Over 2 days and working with a live model, students will develop the skills and techniques essential in life drawing.

Each session will start with warm up sketches and gestural short poses. We will look at Skeletal and Head drawing systems, as well as focus on anatomical drawing lessons. Composition and drawing with paint will also be covered under the expert guidance of the artist. This short course is suitable for beginners and also those looking to develop their skills and techniques.

Course Fee: €220

* Some materials will be provided, though a small materials list will be sent to each participant.


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.


About the Artist:

SAHOKO BLAKE is originally from Tokyo, Japan. Where she already had a distinguished career as an underwater camera woman, artist and teacher to her credit prior to moving to Ireland 25years ago.

Her paintings and drawings of sea creatures and animal skulls comes from a deep contemplation passion for the natural world, and no more so than in her ‘ Bog Bodies’ a collection of paintings and drawings of these remarkable finds in the Irish Bogs. Here she again skillfully portrays with a rich tonality the humanity of these bodies that have lain pressed in the peat for thousands of years.

Sahoko has exhibited extensively in Ireland and abroad, including The National Gallery of Ireland, Gormleys, The Royal Ulster Gallery, RHA Banquet & RHA Annual exhibitions.

Sahoko is a tutor on advanced drawing courses at National Gallery of Ireland since 2007 as well as life drawing classes in Alexandra college, South Dublin ETB Colleges and Royal Hibernian Academy.

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