Illustration Field Trips
Over the last few months, students of the HND in Illustration have had a number of field trips and guest lecturers to enhance their study. A trip to Athone to visit the Illustrator’s Ireland show ‘Without The Words’ at The Luan Gallery was really inspiring. Students also took part in ‘The Big Picture’, run by Laureate Na nÓg, PJ Lynch, which involved drawing their own illustrations on the walls of the gallery.
At The National Library, students attended the ‘Words Ireland Illustrator’s Special’, an insightful panel discussion by illustrators Chris Judge, Olivia Golden and Olwyn Whelan.
We have also had a number of guest lecturers visiting the college to speak to 1st and 2nd year students. Painter, Fergus Ryan, currently exhibiting at The National Gallery Hennessey Prize exhibition, gave a great workshop on the egg tempera technique and spoke about his practice. Illustrator Kevin McSherry gave ‘mock’ interviews to 2nd years, offering valuable feedback and advice on their portfolios so far and Conor Merriman, Fashion Illustrator, spoke about his work and taught a Life drawing class, demonstrating his various approaches to drawing the figure.