In this course participants engaged in traditional drawing practices through a dynamic and exploratory approach.
By drawing the life model with wearable sculptural props, music and movement, participants explored diverse techniques, processes, concepts and subject matter to explore formal ideas of drawing practices: tone, negative/positive space, light & shade, composition, measurement through three modes of drawing: contour, gesture and modelling.
Through spontaneity, perception and empathy, students created works that was expressive and meaningful and developed students’ ability to evaluate their mark making lexicon. This masterclass was ideal for beginners or those with experience who wished to develop and expand their practice in new refreshing ways.
Kiera O’Toole studied Fine Art at Dublin Institute of Technology graduating in 2000 and completed an Masters of Philosophy (Fine Art) in Newcastle University, Australia in 2013. O’Toole has exhibited in Ireland, Finland and Australia including National Museum of Australia in 2011 and obtained several artists in residencies with a current residency in Tinahely Courthouse Arts Centre.