Ages 12 – 16
PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will now start at the earlier time of 1.30pm, running for 3 hours until 4.30pm.
This workshop will explore sculpture as still life. We will begin by sculpting heads and busts from various materials, using quick, playful and impulsive decision-making. Following this, we will use our sculptures as the source material for our acrylic paintings and paint a still life of our sculpture using layering techniques.
Eleanor McCaughey lives and works in Dublin. She combines her interests in still life and portraiture by producing oil paintings using her own sculptures as subject matter. Eleanor has exhibited both nationally and internationally including TULCA 18, Galway, Galerie C.O.A, Montreal and the National Portrait Gallery London. She was awarded the Arts Council Ireland, Next Generation Award 18/19, and has been a recipient of the KM Evans Painting Prize from the Royal Hibernian Academy and the Conor Prize for a figurative work from the Royal Ulster Academy. Her work is represented in the OPW art collection and private collections in Ireland, Europe, the United States and Canada. Eleanor is currently working towards upcoming exhibitions in June 2019 at The Richard Heller Gallery, US and Platform Arts in Belfast. McCaughey is currently a studio artist in the RHA studios.
Booking essential. Please click here to book.
RHA Kids workshops are free to attend thanks to the generous sponsorship by IPUT.
Image: Eleanor McCaughey Figure 3, 2016, Oil on board, 30 x 40cms, Image courtesy of the artist.