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Plein Air Charcoal/Pastel Drawing with Cormac Dennis - Celebrating Heritage Week

Date/Time: Wed 17 Aug, 11am – 3:30pm 
Price: €30 
Age Group: Students/Adults 

Join artist Cormac Dennis and explore expressive pastel techniques, charcoal and conte tonal drawing on the beautiful coastline of Clogherhead, Co. Louth. Working with pure colour and an emphasis on combining fast but accurate drawing, Cormac will demonstrate the benefits of working with hard and soft pastel. Giving one-to-one guidance if necessary, you will experience first-hand the rhythmic free flowing movements that he utilises for mark making. Believing that pastel is an ideal medium for the plein air artist, he will also share a wide range of materials and good practice for working outdoors. 

You will need to bring your own painting materials of choice and a packed lunch. Light refreshments will be provided by Solstice Café. Further information and exact location will be emailed to participants closer to the date. 

As this is an outdoor event, please wear clothing suitable for all weather types. If due to undesirable weather conditions or changes in Covid guidelines, this event is postponed, we will contact you with an alternative date. 

Cormac Dennis is a native of Rush and inspired by the expansive of ever changing skies and a coastline that is constantly battered by the forces of nature. It is this light and textures that inspire him to get outdoors and paint. Over the course of his professional career he has exhibited extensively, including venues such as the RHA, RUA, National Portrait Awards, Gorry Gallery and the Oisin Gallery. His work can be seen in private, corporate and public collections.

Other plein air events celebrating Heritage Week include: 
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