Masterclasses & Workshops

Portrait as Still-Life Masterclass
By: Eleanor McCaughey
13 Nov 2021 - 14 Nov 2021
Fee Application Deadline
€160 October 15, 2021
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This two-day workshop will explore sculpture as still-life. Eleanor will give a presentation of her work and will discuss her process, materials, and palette.

The workshop will begin by sculpting with quick, playful and impulsive decision-making, sculpting busts using non-traditional materials. The workshop will explore Eleanor’s approach to lighting and display, encouraging the use of phone and tablet cameras to aid with composition.  Participants will be invited to compose a still life composition and continue by painting a still life of the sculptures using layering techniques with oils on canvas.

Eleanor McCaughey is an Irish artist living and working in Dublin. Eleanor has exhibited both nationally and internationally including, The Dock , RHA, Ireland, Galerie C.O.A, Canada, Richard Heller Gallery, LA. and National Portrait Gallery London. She has been awarded the Temple Bar Gallery Studio Award 2021, The Arts Council Ireland, Next Generation Award 2018, the Conor Prize for a figurative work from the Royal Ulster Academy  and the KM Evans Painting Prize, from the Royal Hibernian Academy.  Her work is represented in the OPW, Arts Council Ireland art collection and private collections in Ireland, Europe, United States and Canada.

Image: Eleanor McCaughey, Family hour, 2017, Oil on canvas, 100 x 120cms, OPW collection.