FRIDAY 13TH OCT Masterclass 3

Áine Divine

I am a portrait artist and art teacher. Originally from Co. Cork, I graduated in 1991 from the Crawford College of Art and Design and in 1995 gained a Higher Diploma in art teaching. Now living in Roslin, Midlothian I teach, paint, and I’m a mum to three wonderful girls.

I was shortlisted for the Irish National Portrait Award three years in a row and was an award winner in 1993. In 2005 I painted Mo Mowlam for BBC 1’s ‘Star Portraits’ and was delighted when she chose my portrait to keep. In 2007 I painted Olympic triple jumper, Jonathan Edwards and my commissioned portraits include footballers for the Hibernian Historical Society and winners of the British Open Golf Championship. I was a finalist in the Sky Arts portrait artist of the year award 2014, painting singer Neil Hannon in the first round, then a double portrait of Richard Dawkins and Sally Hitchner in the semi-final, RSC voice coach Cicely Berry, and Sir Ian McKellen in the final.

Workshop

14.15 – 17.00

With: Áine Divine

Location: National Gallery

Important: Meet at the auditorium in the National Gallery 15 mins before the start of your masterclass.

Interesting Places To Visit

Hostels

Hotels

Stay City Aparthotels

Two options: one on Mark Street and one City Centre.
Say you are there for the ECWS symposium and they should give a better rate

The Green Hotel

State that you are there for the ECWS symposium and you should get 10% off your room rate

THURSDAY 12th Oct Masterclass 2

Róisín Curé

Róisín Curé sketches what she sees, wherever she is, from the mundane to the magnificent, and everything in between. With her ears and eyes open, she immerses herself in the urban scene and creates a snippet of the world around her in words and pictures, with nothing more hi-tech than a fountain pen and a small box of watercolours.

Morning Workshop

10.00 – 12.30 (Group 1) 

With: Róisín Curé

Location: Farmleigh

Important: Meet up at 15 mins before the start of your masterclass.

Afternoon Workshop

13.30 – 16.00 (Group 2) 

With: Róisín Curé

Location: Farmleigh

Important: Meet up at 15 mins before the start of your masterclass.

MONDAY 9th OCTOBER Masterclass 1

Mary Dillon

Mary Dillon is an Irish botanical artist. Preferring to work in large format: Mary enjoys capturing the essence of a plant with its sensuality and frailty. Colour, light and form fascinate her. Mary has a particular fascination with botanical art as a personal process for the artist while at the same time striving for excellence in her art practice.

Morning Workshop

11.00 – 13.00 (Group 1) 

With: Mary Dillon

Location: Botanic Gardens

Important: Meet up at the cafe in the Botanic Gardens 15 mins before the start of your masterclass.

Afternoon Workshop

14.00 – 16.00 (Group 2) 

With: Mary Dillon

Location: Botanic Gardens

Important: Meet up at the cafe in the Botanic Gardens 15 mins before the start of your masterclass.