August 27, 2018

Klimt Inspired Life Drawing Workshops at Block T

2018 is the centenary of Austro-Hungarian Artist Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918).

Working from the figure was central to the artistic practice of Klimt, who worked on life drawing daily.

He sought to explore the emotional and symbolic world through line and the human form, and it was through the daily practice of drawing from the nude that he formulated and distilled his ideas. This course will use exercises in figure drawing to examine Klimt’s working methods. Life model sessions will form a central aspect of this course.

As well as short pose life drawing, there will also be semi-nude (halb akt) and fully costumed drawing, with models using props and costumes to inspire students to incorporate Klimt’s methods into their own ways of working.

Tadhg McGrath has a degree and masters in Fine Art, from Central Saint Martins in London and from NCAD in Dublin. He has taught many classes on general painting and drawing, as well as more discursive courses on individual artists such as Klimt.

This class is a part of a pair of short courses to mark the centenary of Austrian artist Egon Schiele (1890 – 1918) and his mentor Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918). You can do both course for a discounted price- for more details contact

Starting Thursday, September 13th- Thursday October 11th 2018
Times: 6.30-9.00PM
Course Fee: €190
Location: BLOCK T Studios, Dublin 8

Klimt Inspired Life Drawing Workshops at Block T