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National Drawing Day 2024: Botanical Drawing with Ida Mitrani: SOLD OUT


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€60 inc. all materials + €1 Booking fee
10am – 4pm
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Celebrating National Drawing Day 2024: Botanical Drawing with Ida Mitrani

This workshop with artist Ida Mitrani is an introduction to Botanical drawing. Participants will learn the basic skills on how to portray various leaves using graphite pencils and watercolour paint. There will also be an emphasis on line drawing, shading, colour theory, colour mixing and preparing a colour chart. It will encourage careful observation through the technical introduction to the skills of drawing and painting.

Ida Mitrani is a visual artist and Art facilitator whose multidisciplinary practice explores concepts of social ecology and critical plant studies.

Ida Mitrani is a Turkish born French artist living in Ireland since 1997. She received a First Class Honours Masters degree in Art and Process from the Crawford College of Art and Design in 2021.
Her multidisciplinary practice explores concepts of social ecology and critical plant studies including plant blindness, post-naturalism, hybridity and the notion of human and plant displacement.  She gets inspiration from careful observations of plants, marine and commercial debris and from a constant flux of images that she digitally manipulates, reproducing the natural biorhythm of creation and destruction through technology. Collages of digitised images and plant-shaped plastics evoke the notion of mimicry in which organisms simultaneously evolve to resemble and compete with one another.
The act and language of drawing is essential to her practice in creating a continuity and connection between the various elements and materials found during her walks. The work generated represents other realities of a world where the entangling of various forms, human and non-human, brings the conception of new life.

She has taken part in several group exhibitions including Droichead Arts Centre, Roscommon Arts Centre, Visual Carlow, GOMA Waterford, Lexicon Gallery, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Oonagh Young Gallery, Cross Gallery, and a solo show in NAG in Dublin.
Awards include the Arts Council Agility Award (2022), Dublin Arts Office residential space (2022), and the Arts for Health residency award at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre (2021).

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