Urban Drawing Class with Dorothy Smith ARHA

RHA Learning

€50 per person
On 3 Dec, 2023

Join artist Dorothy Smith ARHA for a a half-day class focussing on urban drawing in response to the themes of 'Drawing Time: Curated by Andrew Folan RHA' on view in the Dr Tony Ryan Gallery until January 2024.

During this class, Dorothy Smith will offer insights into her practice and will provide hands-on guidance for drawing the urban environment.

12 – 12.30pm: Short presentation of Dorothy’s work and discussion about drawing principles seen in the presentation that will inform the class.

12.30 – 1.15pm: Group will go outside around Ely Place with sketch books – applying the principles outlined by Dorothy.

1.15 – 1.30pm: Break

1.30 – 3.00pm: Drawing in Studio using sketches from Ely Place and photos on phones taken by participants for reference and/or working from photographs.

What is urban drawing?

In short, it is the practice of drawing what is around you, for instance, in your sketchbook. It does not necessarily imply that you draw cities, but rather it consists of capturing your personal vision of your immediate world, and the places you travel to.

For this class, Dorothy Smith will focus on methods of drawing buildings and structures.

Dorothy Smith ARHA

Dorothy is a visual artist, based in Dublin, Ireland, whose work is primarily concerned with the built environment of public space. Her practice is rooted in studio based work with a keen interest in interacting with the world beyond the studio and gallery space.  She works as an artist in a wide range of contexts including public art projects, curation, talks, publications, community based work and exhibitions. She is interested in the complex social space which art and the artist inhabit in greater society.

This class is open to beginners and intermediate level.

All materials provided by the RHA.

Please bring a photograph to work from and account for changes in weather conditions on the day. 

Booking required. 


  • Date:

    3 Dec, 2023
  • Time:

    12 - 3pm
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