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Young Gainsborough: Outdoor Drawing Session 2

28 May 11.00 - 13.00

Meet at the Merrion Square entrance to the Gallery

This workshop is now fully booked.

Full price: €25

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

This workshop is now fully booked.

The practice of putting charcoal to paper and capturing nature can be a wonderful spiritual experience. Inspired by artist Thomas Gainsborough and his love of the outdoors and his local area, this outdoor drawing session will be led by artist Ellen Kane.

  • The session will begin in the Gallery with a brief guided visit to the exhibition Young Gainsborough: Rediscovered Landscape Drawings.
  • Outdoors, in Merrion Square park, participants will draw from nature using chalk and charcoal.
  • A contingency indoor space will be used if the weather fails to cooperate!
  • Materials will be provided. Participants are also welcome to bring their own, if they wish.

Email [email protected] with any queries.

About Ellen Kane:
Ellen is a final-year Fine Art student in TU Dublin and a National Gallery tour guide. She has a love and enthusiasm for art and particularly enjoys how it provides escape from busy everyday life. She has always loved drawing and her current practice explores virtual art.

Young Gainsborough: Rediscovered Landscape Drawings has been organised in collaboration with Royal Collection Trust, York Museums Trust, National Gallery of Ireland and Nottingham Castle.

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