2016 Celebration of National Drawing Day at Laois Arthouse, Stradbally on Saturday 21st May.
The very young and not so young enjoyed free inter-generational art workshops with artists Ray Murphy and Lisa Fingleton. Free and open to all ages the programme included:
Portraiture Workshops with artist Ray Murphy. Following on from a very successful workshop in 2015, Ray returned to us in 2016 to bring participants through the techniques required to create a portrait. Amazing results and lots of satisfied artists.
“In the Stillness Something Moves” was the theme of Lisa Fingletons workshop. This session with Lisa focussed on drawing as a form of meditation through observation. Indoor and outdoor art was created as the younger members took to the garden to adorn the paving stones with colourful drawings in chalk pastels. While in the quiet of the gallery the adults and young people created beautiful still life work from the lovely display of flowers and other pieces that Lisa had set out.
National drawing day is celebrated throughout Ireland and 2017 we hope to build on the success of this years event.