Lodestar Painting and Drawing Summer Course, Glenstal Abbey, Co. Limerick

Application deadline: 31 July

Lodestar | Ireland 2017 is an intensive 10-day residency of painting and drawing in the West of Ireland at the stunning Glenstal Abbey and Castle. Led by internationally recognised artists and critics from Europe and the US, students will be immersed in making, discussion and reflection combined with critical dialogue, structured around:

• Group Critiques
• Individual One-on-One Critiques
• Workshops/demonstrations
• Talks from Guest Artists
• Evening Events and Excursions to include Studio Visits, Museums, Galleries, Poetry, Music and Performance
• Showcase of Works-in-Progress and Closing Dinner

Lodestar offers an open and reflective environment for students to take the creative and radical departure artists must seek in order to thrive. What makes it interesting is that it’s non-judgmental–it’s a place where approval doesn’t need to be sought, and the willingness to fail is a triumph. Students will be working alongside internationally recognised artists who share in this spirit of generosity. They will be mentored on an individual basis, with access to all guest artists. A fluid and relaxed exchange between guest artists and students—based on rigorous engagement—is designed to support the development of a chosen body of work. The atmosphere is generous, however, the session is decidedly rigorous and rewarding.

Denis Farrell, Glenn Goldberg, Alice Maher, Michael David, Chuck Webster, Helen O’Leary, plus other special guests.

Dates: 13-25 August 2017
Times: Residential immersive painting/drawing intensive
Fee: €2,250
Location: Glenstal Abbey, Murroe, Co Limerick, Ireland
Website: www.lodestarschoolofart.com