May 14, 2018

Abstraction with Nuala Clarke at Ballinglen Arts Foundation

This is a painting workshop focused, not on a particular technique, but on exploring the world of abstraction. Ballycastle & the surrounding rural area is steeped in history, mythology and natural wonder. An immersed experience of it all enriches creativity. Abstraction, as a form, allows for the expression of a myriad of situations and energies. To step into this unknown territory we will gather sensory information, loosen up the hand and get inspiration flowing. The requirements are curiosity and openness to experimentation. It is especially useful for those in transition, those facing a creative block, anyone who would like to expand horizons or those truly passionate about abstraction. The week will be comprised of working trips out into the extraordinary coastal areas, copious time in studio, communal dinners and morning group meetings where daily assistance will be given in technique and content. The resulting work can take any form; painting on paper, notebook work, drawing, and basic mono printing will be encouraged as starting points.

The cost includes tuition, shared cottage with a private bedroom for 8 nights, lunch/dinner/dessert/tea/coffee, collection/delivery to the bus/train stations in Ballina, full use of the Ballinglen Library and facilities 24/7.

Nuala Clarke is an Irish artist who lives in Mayo. Educated at NCAD. In 2007 she received a fellowship to The Ballinglen Arts Foundation. Her teaching style, based on professional experience, focuses on strengthening the student’s relationship to personal vision.

Dates: 27th August – 3rd September 2018
Fee: $1,650 (dollars)
Location: Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Co Mayo
Booking: or fill out booking form

Abstraction with Nuala Clarke at Ballinglen Arts Foundation