Father Ted’s Craggy Island Draw Away - Capturing a sense of place through on location sketch outs on  Inis Oírr island. 

Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd September 2019Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, County GalwayCost €75
Feile na gCloch PDF Brochure including Registration and Payment Details



Hi fellow sketchers - every year a bunch of us head over to the smallest Aran Island, Inis Oirr, in Galway Bay. Here are all the details if you'd like to join us. The full brochure is at Féile na gCloch 2019 

Spend three days exploring Inis Oírr through sketching led by an experienced sketcher familiar with the island. Capture the magic scenery and culture of the smallest of the Aran Islands in your artists’s notebook. Experience this intimate island through drawing her castles, shipwrecks, churches, seascapes and iconic drystone walls. On location drawing tips and ideas to achieve more interesting sketchbooks using mixed media and handwritten text will be discussed at the start of each sketch out.


The Plassey Shipwreck as featured in Father Ted


Thursday 19th September 3pm – 5pm
If you are arriving early, there will be an extra sketch out. Meeting point – The harbour.

Friday 20th September 10am - 4pm

Father Ted’s Craggy Island Draw Away - Capturing a sense of place through on location sketch outs on Inis Oírr.

Saturday 21st September 10am - 4pm

10am-2pm - On location sketch outs with your allocated group at locations across the Island as above.
2pm - 4pm - Join a sketch out to capture the creation of a dry stone wall with prizes for the most evocative sketches.

Sunday 22nd September 10am - 1pm

On location sketch outs with your allocated group at locations across the Island as described above. A more detailed itinerary will be handed to you on arrival.
  
Payment Details
Cheques should be made payable to:
‘Galway County Council – Stone Wall Workshop’’
Heritage Officer,
Forward Planning,
Áras an Chontae,
Galway County Council,
Prospect Hill, Galway
Tel: 00353 91 509198
E-mail: mmannion@galwaycoco.ie
Or
Gráinne Smyth / Caroline Hannon
Forward Planning,
Áras an Chontae,
Galway County Council,
Prospect Hill, Galway.
Tel: 00353 91 509121/509047
Email: gsmyth@galwaycoco.ie or channon@galwaycoco.ie
Website: www.galway.ie

Please note that Accommodation and Travel to and from the island is not included.
Participants need to organise their own accommodation and travel arrangements. A detailed list of both can be found after this payment section in the Getting Here is Easy  and Accommodation sections  below as well as in  the following pdf brochure (see link).

Participants need to organise their own accommodation and travel arrangements. A detailed list of both can be found after this payment section in the Getting Here is Easy  and Accommodation sections  below as well as in  the following pdf brochure (see link).

Feile na gCloch PDF Brochure including Registration and Payment Details


Timetable

Through on location sketch outs you will discover the rugged beauty of this jewel in the Atlantic that inspired Sean Keating, Harry Clarke and Margaret Clarke. Enjoy the creative camaraderie and be part of the exhibition of work done over the weekend.
• This long weekend is for the self-motivated sketcher who wants to enjoy a fun and sociable time 
drawing on location in an ancient landscape. All levels of experience welcome.
•Join a sketch out to capture the creation of a dry stone wall.
• Attend lectures on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings by stone masons, stone carvers and the just plain stone mad to enhance your experience and understanding of the island and the festival.
• Each sketch out starts with a 30 minutes workshop with tips and inspiration from experienced sketchers. 
• Your lunch will be delivered to you each day.
• Leave the island with a sketchbook full of memories.



What to Bring
Definitely sketchbooks, drawing pencils, pens, pencil sharpener, eraser. Watercolours, paint brushes, easel, colour pencils, oil pastels, or whichever medium / mediums you like to draw with.
This is an outdoor event. Irish weather is famous for offering 4 seasons in one day. Make sure to bring warm clothes, sturdy shoes and good rain gear. Inis Oírr has a lovely beach, so pack your bathers if you want to take the plunge.

Cost €75
Payment must be received in Euro.
All Enquiries to:
Ms. Marie Mannion

Payment of €75 registers you to take part in the sketchouts each morning, it also includes a bus to and from the sketching location, and lunch and access to all of the lectures in the evenings.
Feile na gCloch PDF Brochure including Registration and Payment Details



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