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Afternoon Class: Painting in Acrylics 1 (Beginners)
Our 'Painting in Acrylics' class, hosted by Visions School of Art on Wednesday evenings, at their new studio classroom on Rutland Street, Cork, is now open to beginner students. This is an 8-week course. RSVP here, book by email (see last paragraph, below), and come along for your first class on the date indicated! The next course starts on Tuesday 11th September, 2:30-4:30pm . You can join this class until the second week. This is an acrylic Painting class; we work with acrylic because it the most vivid painting medium in terms of colour, and also because it is extremely versatile, making it a good introduction to other types of paint. The tutor does not teach a particular 'style' of painting, but rather tries to draw out your own natural style from conversation with each student and from what he observes about your work. That said, a particular aspect of painting will be taught through demonstration at the beginning of each class. The classes are suitable for anyone, because - as is always Andrew's approach to teaching - your learning will be based on where you are at at the beginning of each lesson, and not on anyone else's standards or expectations. Students will work from a found image: this could be a photograph they took, a newspaper clipping, a photo of someone's else's painting etc. etc. - the most important thing is that the image used is inspiring or personally meaningful to the person working from it! Andrew Carroll, the tutor at Visions, is a professional Visual Artist and grounds his Visual Arts Practice in Drawing and Painting. He has a BA and MA in Visual Arts Practice from IADT Dun Laoghaire. He has exhibited paintings at the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, and held his own solo exhibition in Cork in 2018. The class is €130 per 8-week course. RSVP here, and then email Andrew at [masked], to book your place. Materials and Introductory Information: • for basic materials and introductory videos, please have a look at the page of our website dedicated to this painting class, here (

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What we're about

Cork Art-Skills is the Meetup group of Visions School of Art in Cork City. Visions was founded and is run by Andrew Carroll (BA MA Visual Arts Practice IADT Dun Laoghaire).

The school is committed to developing creativity, imagination and art-skills, as well as bringing people together over their mutual interest in creating art. All classes, workshops and events at Visions are for adults (18+). One example of what is on offer are adult Art classes, where - as a bonus to learning new skills - students can make new friends and acquaintances over the six-week cycles of specific courses. There are constant opportunities to ask other students about their work, and to interact with the group as a whole, during breaks.

Visions also facilitates a variety of workshops and events, for example Painting Nights, which are a mix between a social night - complete with wine and food - and a chance to engage with personal creativity. Other examples of events are Gallery Visits, complete with casual discussions before and after, over coffee.

Through all of the above, Visions helps to bring together individuals who may have had a long-standing interest in art, but that have not previously become involved in activities where they might share their interest with like-minded people.

Visions holds a 'learner-centered' approach to education, meaning that Andrew - the tutor - will take you from where you are at in terms of experience and capability, and move you on step-by-step from there; this is the only way to make real progress in your understanding of art-skills, in our experience. Classes are a combination of a practical demonstration about a certain aspect of the specific art-subject, and individual tutorship, where the learner-centered outlook of the school comes into play.

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