National Drawing Day Workshop with Adrian Cooke at The Hunt Museum, Limerick City

Charles Bargue’s Cours de dessin (or ‘Drawing Course’) was produced in collaboration with Jean-Léon Gérôme and was designed to instruct art students in the methods of classical drawing. By copying the 197 lithographs in the drawing manual, it prepared students for cast drawing and later, life or figure drawing; thus, it loosely reflects the first year of traditional atelier training. The course is divided into three parts: (1) drawing after casts, (2) original master drawings, and (3) series of traditional poses of a model, in preparation for life drawing.

Cours de dessin follows a very methodical procedure to classical drawing. Starting with schematic lines, and finishing with perfectly modelled form, you will work through several of the plates within his drawing course manual. This course includes the following:
– Historical Overview of the 19th-Century Academic Tradition
– Developing Schema for your Drawing
– Understanding the Sight-Size Method
– Master Drawing Reproduction
– Measurement and Observation
– Value and Modelling

Instructor: Adrian Cooke
Media: Pencil and charcoal
Class Size: 12 max. (limited places)

Dates: 18 May 2019
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Fee: € 100 per person / € 175 for two persons
Location: The Hunt Museum, Rutland Street, Limerick City
Booking: Contact 087 660 9644 or email

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