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Contemporary Drawing

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  • Field of Study

    Fine Art

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    Part time

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Course summary

The Contemporary Drawing course is intended for artists and students who already have basic drawing skills and for those who wish to reconnect with their own studio practice. It is also suitable for anyone who is interested in transitioning from other art practices and professions. This course will encourage participants to engage with the process of drawing and expand their drawing skills by experimenting with different drawing techniques and exploring various drawing media. Concentrating on observational drawing, including life drawing, the course aims to encourage the development of the participant’s own visual language and drawing abilities.


Fine Art & Applied Art, CIT CCAD

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All part-time programmes at CIT CCAD will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.


Course Fee: €TBC
Wednesdays: 6.30pm - 9.00pm

Module Title:  Advanced Life Drawing  301


CIT: Single Module Certification, 5 ECTS credits at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

NB: This is an accredited module but presentation for assessment for credits is optional. Participants who wish to present for assessment will be required to engage in additional input of three hours per week outside of class time on their own personal project.

Tutor Profile

Helen Farrell, PhD, is a Cork based artist who has exhibited both nationally and internationally. She recently completed a PhD in UCC that explored the philosophy of drawing processes.


"I enrolled in the drawing class at CCAD in order to help build my portfolio and give me the confidence to apply for an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art - I was working as a primary school teacher at the time.

During the course I was exposed to an ensemble of materials and techniques along with some very good advice, which improved my drawing skills. Looking at other people’s work in the class was also helpful; it encouraged me to push myself imaginatively.

I created a variety of drawings that I was extremely proud of and I included up to ten of these in my portfolio when I went for my interview to apply for an MA in Children’s Book Illustration in the Cambridge School of Art. I believe these drawings were the backbone of my portfolio and undoubtedly helped me in being accepted onto the MA course."

Celina Buckley

Location: CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork.

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Course Enquiries, please contact Helen Farrell

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