BLOCK T Skillsets presents // A 2-day Portrait Painting workshop with the artist Oisin Roche // Sundays January 20th & 27th // 11:00 - 17:00


Learn to paint the portrait in the style of the old masters, working with a live model over 2 sessions. Work with one of the field's leading artists and educators - Oisin Roche - in an intimate, atelier-style setting.

This course will cover:

* Advice on paints and materials to help you achieve the best results

* Colour theories, colour mixing, use of the palette

* How to create realistic form - work with light, shadow and space


Course fee: 2 sessions - €145


A 10% discount is available on all materials from Evan's Art Supplies: 5 - 6 Meetinghouse Ln, Mary's Abbey, Dublin 7

A materials list will be sent to all participants (canvas, brushes & paints)



TUTOR: Oisin's first solo exhibition was with the Guinness Gallery Foxrock in 1992 and he has had several one man exhibitions of his paintings since, the last being with Adams Auctioneers, Dublin 2013.

Oisin's work is based on the study of nature based on a classical foundation of drawing and composition. His skillful use of the expressive possibilities of oil paint such as impasto, chiaroscuro, and glazing - techniques he perfected from intensive study of the old masters - gives his paintings a lasting character.

He recently won the Award for Outstanding Portraiture 2014 - Irish Arts Review/Ireland US Council


BLOCK T Studios, 8 Basin View, Dublin 8 (at the south west tip of Guinness Storehouse, adjacent to Fatima Luas stop)

Enquiries/booking, please e-mail: info@blockt.ie or phone +353 (0)1 535 1014