Life Drawing: Advanced

When: Semester Two. Course commences January 2023 (date tbc) and runs on Wednesdays from 6.30pm - 9.00pm

Course Application Open Date: December 2022 (date tbc)

Course Application Deadline: January 2023 (date tbc)

Course Fee: €300

Tutor: Holly Walsh

What is the course about?

This course is intended for artists and students who already have basic drawing skills and for those who wish to reconnect with their own studio practice. It is also suitable for anyone who is interested in transitioning from other art practices and professions. This course will encourage participants to engage with the process of drawing and expand their drawing skills by experimenting with different drawing techniques and exploring various drawing media. Concentrating on observational drawing, including life drawing, this course aims to encourage the development of the participant’s own visual language and drawing abilities.

Tutor Profile

Holly Walsh is a visual artist based in Waterfall, Cork, known especially for her large scale inks on canvas. Graduating from CCAD in 2016, Walsh has been awarded several awards and residencies, including 4 solo exhibitions, 2 residencies in Iceland and Cill Rialaig, and voted last year as one of the 8 top emerging artists under 40 in the Irish Arts Review. Her work was recently purchased by the OPW and features in many collections national and international.  Walsh is passionate about immersive drawing practices, and since studying life drawing in college has gone on to create and teach contemporary drawing, believing that drawing is a skill which can transform ones life outside of the studio as well as within.


These part-time, evening courses provide students with an opportunity to experience the potential of visual arts practice, through sustained engagement with materials, techniques, processes, research and art contexts.  Each course is an accredited module (5 credits) on the National Framework of Qualifications, where 60 credits equate to the workload of a full-time academic year on a degree programme.  It may be possible, therefore, to use these credits as part of one of our full-time programmes in the Department of Fine Art and Applied Art.  Students interested in pursuing this option should contact and bear in mind that they would need to submit work for assessment at the end of the module.


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