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Pete Monaghan comes to Glencoe @ Dragon's Tooth Clubhouse
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – May 10 @ 4:00 pm
2 + days relaxed art course on the stunning West Coast of Scotland, staying in the renowned “Riverbeds wee lodges” luxury accommodation with hot tub, and all led by the inspirational teacher, Pete Monaghan. The Course – Loosening the Line. Beginning with representational drawing we will develop a move toward a freer and looser line through drawing exercises and identifying line qualitites. We will look at techniques that help us transfer our line dawings into paintings whilst retaining the energy of a sketch. With a strong focus on composition we will talk about viewpoint, size, shape , form and pattern. About Pete. Pete Monaghan was born in 1961. He is a second generation Irish contemporary artist working from studios in Aberystwyth and southern Germany. He holds an MA in Fine Art from Aberystwyth University where he presently tutors on the Lifelong Learning Programme. Grounded in solid drawing technique he works in acrylics on wood panel using crayons, markers, collage and spray paint. His subject matter is mainly vernacular architecture and often retains portions of each painting as drawn elements reflecting the fragility and temporality of the structure. He considers his work part representaiton, part visceral interpretation. “My work always begins with sketching on location. Subsequently redrawing in the studio in order to interpret and understand. Only when I have drawn sufficiently do I feel the freedom to splash and pour paint, enticing abstraction entering into a dialogue of controlling and letting go. What is included. *Art classes and individual tutoring with Pete Monaghan. *Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Friday and Saturday, with lunch Saturday and Sunday *We gather for supper at 7pm on Friday 8th May and final review circle ends at 4pm on Sunday 10th. *Own accommodation in amazing RiverBeds wee lodge with hot tub *Paints and required materials. *Certificate of Completion *10% off future “The Arts Circle” Events. What is NOT included. *Travel to and from the venue (good bus and train service) *Partner accommodation (but this is available at just £125 per person for the weekend!) * E-bikes, Segway Tours, Golf, Archery Classes, woodland walks (but these are all just there on the doorstep)