Masterclasses & Workshops

By: Mark Clare
24 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
Fee Application Deadline
€150 February 26, 2018
Sorry, we are no longer accepting applications for this workshop.

SketchUp is a 3D modelling tool for a wide range of drawing applications. It can be used in a variety of ways such as modelling for potential sculptures, to create simple but effective animations or produce 3D models of interior spaces, useful in the designing and layout of exhibitions.

Over a 2-day workshop students will be introduced to:

■ The layout of the programme.

■ How to create a 3D object.

■ How to create a 3D interior space.

■ How to create an animation from your models.

Training will include: Basic Operations, Templates, Measuring & Drawing, Manipulating 3D objects, Textures & Colours, Exporting Images and 3D models and Video Walkthrough.

Day One: Will consist of introducing students to the programme, its layout, the numerous templates to choose from and the tools necessary to create drawings. Time will be given to exploring and familiarising students with the layout, templates and tools and their various uses and possibilities. Students will create a 3D environment and learn how to navigate the space from a variety of angles.

Day Two: Will consist of creating a 3D interior and laying out objects in that space. Students will be introduced to colour and textures that can be introduced to create specific surfaces. Students will be shown shortcut techniques useful for large-scale models. Finally, students will be shown how to create and export an animation of their models.

Mark Clare graduated from St. Martins College of Art & Design, 1992, London with a BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture before completing a MA in Fine Art at the University of Ulster, 2004. Now lives and works in Dublin, Ireland.


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. 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 the Academy Co-ordinator, Kate McBride. Phone: 01-6612558 or email:

Image: Mark Clare, DemocraCity, Animation, 2011, Image courtesy of the artist.