Ireland: Illustrating Myths and Legends in the Burren
Robert Brinkerhoff, (Faculty, RISD Illustration, Dean of RISD Fine Arts division )
Ireland: The Burren, Dublin
4 weeks: June 10- July 8, 2017
3 studio Credits, RISD Illustration
No one tells a story like the Irish, and Irish narrative tradition walks a fine line between fantasy and reality—between myth, folklore and history. No one tells a story like the Irish, and Irish narrative tradition walks a fine line between fantasy and reality—between myth, folklore and history. This four-week course, based in the studios of the Burren College of Art in Western Ireland, will explore Irish myth and legend as fodder for illustrated work. Students engage in studio practice inspired by the unique landscape of the Burren Mountains, the Irish countryside and wildlife, its charming people and their stories and artistic traditions. Independent exploration of the region alongside regional field trips to explore ruins and prehistoric sites will serve as bucolic inspiration for image making. A two-day trip to Dublin and a three-day trip to the striking, remote Aran Islands will provide dramatically different views of Irish culture. The class will provide many hours of time in the studio, and will conclude with an open studio reception at Burren College of Art.
Students accommodation is in group housing, located off the campus of Burren College of Art. A daily shuttle service transports students to and from the College and studio facilities
Cost: $5,400 (includes tuition, accommodation, field trips, local transportation, group dinners + some meals, museum entrances, health and travel insurance).