How To Use Your Eyes with Timothy Emlyn Jones at Burren College of Art

Monday to Friday, 15 to 19 May
Price: €385.00

Visual art is always about the act of looking, and no matter what you are looking at what you come to see in art reveals something of yourself. This short course is about the act of observation and self-recognition, explored through the act of drawing.

This intensive workshop will help you to explore the acts of looking and seeing by means of drawing on location in the Burren and in the college studios. Rather than setting out to make pictures of what we see, we will explore different ways of looking – the gaze; the glance; the glimpse; and other ways of looking and seeing. We will also experiment with mark making ranging from wild scribble to measured marks to performative gesture. Our subject matter will include the land and its weather; the human figure at rest and in motion; interior spaces; found objects; the fall of light; and the fall of eyesight. There will also be an brief introduction to some of the theory of looking and cognitive difference. However, the core of this workshop will constantly be the nature of observing and drawing, and the discoveries to which they may lead.

You don’t need lots of art experience if you are open to adventure, experiment and play, and are not looking for a formal course of instruction in drawing skills, which you will find elsewhere. This workshop is suited to anyone who wishes to deepen their understanding of observational drawing, artistic experiment, and the intelligence of play in the company of like-minded others.

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Or contact Julia Long at or tel 065 7077200

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