Upcoming Workshops at RHA School

David Eager Maher 'Catch' Oil on wood panel. 2015. 40 x 50 cmUpcoming workshops for October and November at the RHA School and booking deadlines:

David Eager Maher | Works on Paper

8 and 9 October
This is a two day workshop with artist David Eager Maher. Eager Maher’s practice is predominately focused upon works on paper and is a skill based representational approach. He will initially present his own practice and discuss his methods and research. The course will instruct and demonstrate ways to think about and make figurative / representational images. Participants will learn how to balance various technical approaches, such as, drawing, painting, collage and photography. Through the activity of making, students will discover and follow unforeseen visual decisions. A keen emphasis will be placed upon narrative and imagination. These themes will alter and find a fluidity from conception to completion.

Application Deadline: 9 September 2016
Fee: €150


Nick Miller | Meeting Nature

24 to 26 October 2016
A three day workshop focusing on individual responses to nature, working in the landscape from a working base at Borris House, Co. Carlow. Lead by Nick Miller.

Participants are requested to bring clothing, materials and equipment appropriate and feasible for working outside. This can include painting, drawing and other media, but prior to attending the participant must think through how they may establish their outdoor working space (whether using portable easel, table, ground sheet). Consideration should be given to the practicality, portability within the context of their own experience, ambition and approach. Should the weather prove too difficult, there will be an internal workspace, and alternative approaches to the weather, working inside or from protected sites.

Borris House is approximately a 70 minute drive from Dublin and is commutable. Students who wish to organise their own overnight accommodation can contact Borris House at info@borrishouse.com or Tel: +353 (0)59 977 1884

Application Deadline: 30 September 2016
Fee: €300


Timothy Hawkesworth and Lala Zeitlyn | Intensive Workshop

18 to 20 November 2016
A three day intensive workshop with artists Timothy Hawkesworth and Lala Zeitlyn that focuses on deepening the personal relationship with painting and drawing. Timothy Hawkesworth will also be giving a talk, The Rigor of Wildness, on Thursday November 17th in the Friends Room. This talk is open to the public and will begin at 5:30PM.

Application deadline: 14 Ocotber 2016
Fee: €350



As part of the RHA School Access Programme, two free places on RHA School Workshops, Courses, Life-drawing sessions and Masterclasses will be offered. One to an artist currently enrolled at any of the third level art colleges in Ireland. The second free place will be offered to an artist of merit at any stage of their career. This additional free place has been made available through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Artists and art students who wish to be considered for these places should include a statement with their online application form.
Artists interested in participating in any of these featured courses should apply by completing the application form on the RHA website – rhagallery.ie/school
For more information on the courses listed, please contact Academy Co-ordinator, Kate McBride, at kate@rhagallery.ie.

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