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From ancient festivals in the Slieve Bloom Mountains to modern day merry-making, Laois has enjoyed a party more than most for thousands of years. With over 60 events happening each month , you are most definitely invited to celebrate with us.
And from major international music weekends to local fiestas covering everything from scarecrows and storytelling, to drama and literature, you’re sure to find your tribe. For the outdoor enthusiast there’s weekly guided walks, runs and cycles. Come join us as we celebrate the length and breadth of the county – morning, noon, and night…

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Charcoal Figure Drawing

6th October 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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One event on 6th October 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on 13th October 2022 at 7:00 pm


A fully tutored short course, suitable for beginners & improvers, where artists will work from a live model and practice charcoal techniques and learn figure drawing fundamentals.

Tailored to each artist’s level, each class will include demos, instruction and individual feedback throughout.

Week 1 – quick poses & structure

For our first session, we will focus on getting comfortable with the materials, and learn how to create good structure & proportions.

Week 2 – light & shadow

In our second session, we will take our sketches to the next level, creating the illusion of shape & form using the soft and shadowy medium of willow charcoal.

Week 3 – final pose

During this final session, we will use the methods & techniques we have practiced to create a beautifully rendered figure drawing.



6th October 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dunamaise Arts Centre