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  • Tutor: Noah Rose
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Participants: 6
  • Cost: 120

Community Workshop

The workshop in Landscape Drawing involves walking and exploring the Leitrim landscape, introducing simple mindfulness techniques to enable a sense of stillness and connection to the landscape as an integral part of the drawing process. The drawing and mindfulness techniques are based on the tutor's own experience of discovering landscape through drawing.

Key principles of mindful landscape drawing:

• Walking, according to preset directions, to a pre-determined location
• Exploration, discussion of significance of place: place-names, historical, geology etc.
• Awareness of moving through landscape, conscious choice of positioning in the landscape
• Simple mindfulness techniques to achieve sense of stillness and of connection
• Drawing through deep-looking - as a form of understanding landscape and place

Key drawing skills:

• Composition - selecting what to draw and what to edit
• Drawing & mark-making skills - with various different drawing tools
• Micro to Macro - observing differences in scale and perspective
• Different thematic emphasis each day - on mark-making, representation, composition, presence in landscape, texture, interplay of natural features etc.

Noah Rose is a sculptor based in County Galway, Ireland. Through his training in 3-Dimensional design and subsequent 25-year career as a practicing artist (with a specialism in large-scale commissioned sculpture for public space) he has acquired a broad range of skills and experience across a diversity of traditional sculptural materials, including metal, wood, stone, glass and plastics. His practice operates across an expanded sculptural field, focusing on context-led siteresponsive sculptural work, and incorporating drawing, printmaking, photography, typography & other disciplines.

He has extensive teaching experience, at both undergraduate & postgraduate level with art schools - including the Burren College of Art, Ireland, Glasgow School of Art, University of Salford & University of Northampton, UK. He has also taught practical skill-sharing & learning activities for community groups and professional artists, through in-person, online and blended learning models for Leitrim Sculpture Centre and the West Cork Island communities - through the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.

He is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD at Glasgow School of Art. As part of his methodology, he is interested in exploring the interplay between landscape, people and history, and in “finding the invisible attributes that shape a place, that can be revealed by exploring, by drawing and being mindful within the landscape.”