January 9, 2018

Masterclass: The Art of Drapery with Jennifer Trouton at RHA School

The depiction of drapery has been a constant throughout the history of art. From the Venus de Milo, to Jan Van Eyck’s Arnolfini Wedding to Tracey Emin’s My Bed, fabric, forming folds pleats and draperies have played a significant part in visual culture.

Jennifer Trouton first started working with fabrics in 2008 and since then it has been a recurring motif throughout her practice. She consciously appropriates the tools and materials of the past to subtly express ideas around gender, class and identity within Irish history.

Trouton will give a presentation of her work, with paintings available to view on the day. In addition, she will discuss the process of creating and photographing compositions, editing and transferring photographic documentation to canvas and the building of layers of paint and glazes.

Participants will be invited to compose and document a composition from fabrics and artefacts from which they will begin an oil painting. Jennifer will be available throughout to give individual advice and assistance.

If you have a query about this masterclasses, please contact Academy Co-ordinator, Kate McBride – 016612558 /

Dates: 17 and 18 February 2018
Times: 10am to 5pm
Fee: €170
Location: RHA School
Booking: Application deadline: 28 January

Masterclass: The Art of Drapery with Jennifer Trouton at RHA School