New classical art summer school in Limerick

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

How its done: A portrait by local artist Gearoid Hayes
THREE artistic workshops will run in Limerick from Monday next to help artists explore their creative potential.

THREE artistic workshops will run in Limerick from Monday next to help artists explore their creative potential.

The Limerick Academy of Arts Summer School 2015 will take place from Monday, June 29 to Friday, July 10 at Limerick Boat House.

It is intended that this will be an annual event and will provide a unique opportunity for artists and students to learn and develop essential techniques in Art and to explore their creative potential.

It will comprise of three workshops: a life drawing marathon, charcoal and chalk portrait drawing, and figure and portrait painting in oil.

This is a unique opportunity to learn the techniques of the old masters under the instruction of Gearóid Arthur Hayes, who trained at the Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence in classical drawing, painting and sculpture.

After his three-year tenure there he became an instructor at the school. He has exhibited at the RHA, where he won the James Adams Award.

Participants are introduced to the Sight­Size technique working directly from life. A one day introduction to charcoal and chalk portrait drawing by Enda Griffin, will give participants the opportunity to try new techniques and work from life.

“The atmosphere is relaxed and fun, with learning along the way. It will suit both beginners and the more advanced artist,” said the organisers.

An artist with over 15 years’ experience, Enda’s focus has been mainly in the training and education sector. In 2014 he was a national finalist in the Sky Arts portrait artist of the year competition. For more details or to book your place call Edel on 083-1041658, or email hannah.joanne.baker@gmail.com