Artist Dorothy Smith will lead this masterclass with a focus on the head, neck, and shoulders and will concentrate on line: the quality of line and the use of line to explore structure and form.
The masterclass will encourage its participants to take the time to observe their subjects and develop their drawing process.
The day will start with quick, full-body warm-up drawings and progress to focus on the interconnected structure of the head, neck, and shoulders.
This class is suitable for both professional artists and creative practitioners looking to develop their practice.
Materials to bring:
Please bring soft pencils, charcoal (willow and/or compressed) and also a pen/marker. Participants may optionally bring some wax or chalk crayons.
Also, bring sheets of paper (rather than a sketchbook). A2 or larger. Bring whatever paper you usually use. Cartridge paper is fine.
Dorothy Smith is a visual artist whose practice is concerned with the built environments in which people live and work and in particular the construction and lived experience of public space. Her particular interest is drawing and how it can interact with contemporary places and concerns. Her practice involves studio-based work and publicly engaged projects. She is an Associate member of the RHA (Royal Hibernian Academy).
Recent projects include solo shows Land Marks in RHA Ashford Gallery and Made and Considered in Darc Space Gallery, Dublin. Other uses of her art have been in An Post stamp commissions, the curation of a number of group and solo exhibitions for Droichead Arts Centre, and Arts Council-funded public art projects Dalymount – Mapping a unique Architectural Space and Spatial Stories. Her most recent public art projects This is Our Place A Survey of Dalymount and The Home of Irish Football (a limited edition map and publication) were launched in July 2021.