National Drawing Day 2012 at Farmleigh House

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Fingal Arts Office is presenting a series of events to celebrate National Drawing Day on Saturday 19th of May at Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park. 

This year’s event offers both adults and children the opportunity to learn the art of the portrait, the landscape and to draw from life, nature and the imagination. Younger audiences will get a chance to create their very own book with a famous illustrator and author.

One of this years highlights is a special workshop by popular children’s author and illustrator of Dear Zoo aimed at younger audiences. For adults we have also invited acclaimed painter and RHA member James Hanley to guide them through the principles of composition and observation using the female nude as the subject. 

Bringing the event to the outdoors, Artist Paul McKinley, one of Ireland’s leading contemporary landscape painters, will also deliver workshops on ways to depict landscape using traditional techniques in the grounds of Farmleigh and Susan Sex will lead people in a botanical workshop in the house’s beautiful conservatory”.

Fingal County Councils Drawing Day at Farmleigh offers families, young people and adults an opportunity to enjoy workshops on drawing, form, imagination and portraiture so there is something for everyone at this year’s event. All are welcome but places are limited so booking in advance is essential.

For further information and booking on all events please contact

Caroline Cowley                                                   
Public Art Co-ordinator                                          
The Arts Office                                                         
Fingal County Council                                             
t.01 8708449                                                                     

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