This series of drawing workshops for adults at the National Gallery of Ireland are directed at the complete beginner and offers an opportunity for participants to learn how to draw using pastels. The sessions, which will take place in the Print Gallery rooms, will be led by a professional artist facilitator. Through short exercises and useful practical tips, the artist will demonstrate how to get the best out of the medium and guide you to make your work of art. Perfect for those who wish to try something different!
All materials will be provided.
This year, a new spring exhibition, Pastel Revealed, will highlight the richness of the Gallery’s pastel collection, with works spanning four centuries. It will showcase a number of skilled practitioners from both Ireland and abroad and will highlight how the pastel technique has changed over time, with talents such as Edgar Degas in France having raised it to the rank of painting. Works by artists including Rosalba Carriera, Hugh Douglas Hamilton, Jean-Francois Millet, Edgar Degas, Maurice Marinot, Harry Kernoff, and Brian Bourke will be shown.