A man drawing with charcoal. © National Gallery of Ireland.
© National Gallery of Ireland. Credit

Online workshop

Online Drawing Class: Ideas for drawing

24 September 11.00 - 12.30

Online via ZOOM

Ticket for one class: €15
Three-classes bundle ticket: €35

Discounts available for over 65s, jobseekers, students and members of the Friends

Join artist P.J. Lynch for an online class focused on how different ideas can be portrayed in drawing, with reference to Dutch artists on display in the exhibition Dutch Drawings: highlights from the Rijksmuseum.

This is the final class in a series of three exploring the range of drawing styles on display in the exhibition Dutch Drawings: highlights from the Rijksmuseum. Part presentation and part demonstration, these classes will delve into the unique qualities of works by Dutch artists of the 17th century.

Course format

  • You have the option to sign up for all three classes or to book a place on one (or more) of the themed sessions
  • These classes will take place live online via ZOOM webinar, with a new weekly link sent out to each participant the evening before the event
  • Each session will be recorded and the recordings will be made available for one week to enable participants to take part or catch up at their leisure

Dates and themes of classes

  1. Saturday 10 September – The basic skill of drawing
  2. Saturday 17 September – Exploring different techniques
  3. Saturday 24 September – Ideas for drawing

 Structure of the class

  • Part 1: 30-minute artist’s talk about process and inspiration
  • Part 2: Live demonstration of a drawing technique
  • Part 3: Participants invited to do their own work, with the artist providing feedback and answering questions

About P.J. Lynch

P.J. Lynch has worked as a children’s book illustrator since leaving Brighton College of Art in England in the 1980s. He has won many awards including the Kate Greenaway Medal on two occasions, first for “The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey” by Susan Wojciechowski, and again for “When Jessie Came Across the Sea” by Amy Hest. In recent years P.J. has designed posters for Opera Ireland and the Abbey Theatre as well as several sets of Irish stamps. In 2006, Lynch completed two large murals on the theme of Gulliver’s Travels for the new Cavan County Library, and he has also designed a giant mosaic for the Marian Shrine in Knock, Co. Mayo, which was unveiled in February 2016.