Smart summer Art Master Classes at The Dock

The Dock Summer Masterclasses
This Summer The Dock has developed a number of master-classes for artists and adults who want to explore their ideas, learn new skills or develop an on-going practice.

This Summer The Dock has developed a number of master-classes for artists and adults who want to explore their ideas, learn new skills or develop an on-going practice.

The series begins this Saturday June 13 with a free workshop event aimed at art practitioners interested in postgraduate research. From 2-4pm The Dock will host a workshop on Practice based Postgraduate Art led by Maeve Connolly and Sinead Hogan, co-directors of IADT’s masters degree in Art and Research Collaboration.

On Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th of June the centre will host a master class on Videographics for Performance with acclaimed theatre designer Kilian Waters. This event is designed for those who are working in performance, writing for theatre or dance and who are interested in developing performance for stage. Participants will learn some of the skills needed to use live or pre-recorded video in performance. Over the course of the two days participants will consider the potentials of video in modern theatre in a hands on technical workshop. It will run from 10.30am - 4.30pm daily and cost €90.

On Wednesday, June 17 from 10.30am to 4.30pm there will be a Drawing Master Class with artist Julie Merriman. This practical workshop will explore different methodologies of mark making, ways of looking and the production of drawings, using varied media. It represents a great opportunity for artists to develop their skills and is designed to facilitate participants to be more experimental in their drawing practice. Cost for the day is €45.

If you are an artist keen to develop the written work that accompanies your practice then you might consider attending Writing for Visual Artists with Sarah Searson on Thursday, June 18 from 11am to 4.30pm. This workshop aims to support artists to develop the suite of texts they might need to support their career development. Over the course of the day participants will look at the artist’s statement, biography, project statements and writing for a variety of contexts; such as exhibition texts, websites, and project applications. The cost of this daylong event is €45.

On Friday, June 19 The Dock is offering an opportunity for artists, crafts people, and historians to learn more about Photographic Art Documentation with Tim Durham. Running from 10am to 5pm and costing €50, the workshop will lead the participants through a step by step methodical process to obtaining the best possible results with their digital compact camera or digital SLR. Showing you how to get the very best from the equipment you have. Over the course of the day participants will learn how to photograph their own paintings, crafts etc. for use in portfolios, websites, and press releases.

For more info and bookings call 071 9650828 or visit www.thedock.ie