Masterclasses & Workshops

Drawing, Dynamic Perceptual Communication/ Developing Language Masterclass
By: Megan Eustace
9 May 2020 - 10 May 2020
Fee Application Deadline
€200 March 27, 2020
Sorry, we are no longer accepting applications for this workshop.

Please note that this Masterclass has been postponed until further notice.

Over the course of two days, this Masterclass will rigorously exercise your analytic observation by focusing on visual perceptual skills and embodied drawing techniques. These exercises operate on the edge of your drawing knowledge introducing flexibility into your drawing and creative thinking.

Analytic skills are refined whilst simultaneously exploring your representational and abstract language. Importantly we will work with a life model as a source of observation.

Megan Eustace graduated from CIT CCAD, 1996 with a first class BA Hons Fine Art Degree, awarded Barry Maloney ‘Student of the Year’, and completed a Masters Degree Fine Art and Design Education 2013, CIT CCAD. Her first solo show How many are there of you? was in the Crawford Art Gallery project rooms, 1997. Since then she has exhibited extensively and is represented by The Paul Kane Gallery, Dublin.

Recent shows: 2018, Naked Truth: The Nude by Irish Artists, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, including artist talk with Brian McGuire and life drawing sessions in Cast room of CAG; 2018, Outer Edges, two person show, New Works, The Paul Kane Gallery, The Space Between, 2017/18 selected from OPW collection, a Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland project, 2017, Elsewhere, Backwater Artists Studio, collaborated with twin; 2018, The Drawing Clinic, On-going collaborative project with artist/educator Cassandra Eustace (twin sister); 2011, Apertures and Anxieties, RHA/Trinity School of Medicine 300th anniversary; selected and invited RHA Annuals since 2002.

Her work is held in public and private collections – and included in many publications, Circa ’04, Irish Times ’04, ‘05, ’11; N. Fenton, Representing Art in Ireland, 2008; O’Byrne R., Dictionary of Living Irish Artists, 2010; the European project: Imago Mundi, 2016, An Image of Ireland. Residencies have included a fellowship at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, and invited artist to Cill Rialaig.

Eustace lectures on drawing/life drawing on the BA Hons Fine Art and Contemporary Applied Art degree programmes at CIT CCAD. She helped set up Backwater Artists Studios in Cork – the largest artist lead group studios in Ireland and has been a Director and Chair of the group. She currently shares a studio with her twin sister at the Backwater.


Required for application:

A short CV (PDF documents only. Maximum file size 500K)

Up to three low resolution images of your work. Preferably recent representational works (JPG format only. Maximum file size 500K)

Please note that places on these courses are limited.


As part of the RHA School Access Programme, two free places on RHA School workshops, courses, life-drawing sessions and masterclasses will be offered. One to an artist currently enrolled at any of the third level art colleges in Ireland. The second free place will be offered to an artist of merit at any stage of their career. This additional free place has been made available through the generosity of an anonymous donor. The total number of free Access places available will be announced with each course, workshop or masterclass. Artists and art students who wish to be considered for these places should include a CV, three images of current practice and a cover letter providing a short statement indicating how they would benefit from attending any of the RHA School activities as part of their online application.

Queries about any of the RHA School classes, workshops or masterclasses should be forwarded to

Image: Megan Eustace, Together Feet First, 2018, Watercolour on paper, 56cm x 76cm, Image courtesy of the artist.