Join artist Claire Halpin in this experimental mixed media workshop for adults for National Drawing Day 2023.
Join artist Claire Halpin in this experimental mixed media drawing workshop for adults for Drawing Day 2023. We will visit the Richard Gorman and John Beattie works on exhibition in the galleries as a starting point for our explorations of drawing as a mark, a point, a line made in space. Moving from a mark committed through an action to a 2D surface we will expand drawings into 3D movable marks, shapes, planes, edges, forms and compositions using a range of 2D and 3D materials.
No experience necessary. All materials provided.
Claire Halpin is a Dublin born and based visual artist, curator and arts educator. Claire has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions in Ireland most recently at Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin and IMMA, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. And internationally in Rome, London, Scotland, Georgia, France, Bulgaria, US and Canada. Claire’s artworks are in many national, and private collections in Ireland and internationally.
In her role as arts educator and facilitator over many years, Claire has worked with a wide range of groups from primary school, secondary school, university, adults and older years in a range of settings from school, gallery, museum, care setting, community and online platforms. She is a highly experienced Visual Thinking Strategies facilitator a slow enquiry based approach to looking at artworks.
Claire works in a range of materials from 2D painting, drawing, printing, and mixed media to 3D, mixed media, construction, and clay – whatever material, making and process is appropriate to the group or to the theme – so participants can explore their own creativity and develop their own unique visual language.