Life Drawing: Gustav Klimt Theme with Tadhg McGrath at Block T


A short course devoted to exploring the world of Austrian Symbolist Artist Gustav Klimt through drawing. Working from the figure was central to the artistic practice of Gustav Klimt, who practised life drawing every day. This course will use exercises in life drawing to examine Klimt’s working methods. The hand-drawn line is essential to Gustav Klimt’s work. Through line, Klimt sought to convey the essence of the human form, and explore the nature of life. He sought to explore and emotional and symbolic world; and it was through the daily practice of drawing from the nude that he formulated and distilled his ideas.

In a series of linked classes, students will examine the potential for finding lyrical beauty in drawing. As well as short pose life drawing, there will also be semi-nude (halb akt) and fully costumed drawing, with models using props and costumes to inspire students to incorporate Klimt’s methods into their own ways of working.

About your tutor:
Tadhg McGrath has an honours degree in painting from Central St.Martin’s in London, and a Masters in Fine Art from NCAD in Dublin. He recently had a one person exhibition in the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar, and has shown in galleries across Britain and Ireland. He teaches painting at NCAD, Block T, and The Lab.

Dates: Five evenings, starts Tuesday, October 17th
Times: 18:30 – 21:00
Fee: €150 Most materials are included (Early bird price of €150 available until Oct 4th)
Location: BLOCK T Studios, Dublin 8
Booking: www.eventbrite.ie
Website: www.blockt.ie