Graphite & Easel open session


In response to current exhibition ‘Fanned Apart: Female Portraits from the Niland Collection,’ life-drawing group, Graphite & Easel would like to extend an invitation to attend an open life drawing session at The Model on 27 Jan.

The session is free and drawing easels will be provided but please bring along your own materials. The session will be delivered in two segments:

11am to 1pm – The morning will be spent engaging with the exhibition and the space it occupies.

2pm – 4.30pm – The activity for the afternoon will be working in the education room with a life model in response to the paintings in the exhibition.

Francis Beckett’s ‘Portrait of Estella Solomon’ will provide a focus for the group session. The painter and her model enjoyed years of mutual friendship & affection. This fact is made obvious with the with Estella Solomon’s gaze in Becketts portrait. She is reclining on a chair, relaxed & in the presence of a dear friend.

For those of you unfamiliar with Fanned Apart, this special exhibition is an elegant homage to women’s interior lives at the beginning of the Century. Curated by Heike Thiele & featuring texts by writer, Rebecca Kennedy, Fanned Apart is on display until 26 February. The fifteen selected oil paintings by artists such as Estella Solomon, Barbara Warren, George Russell and Jack B. Yeats portray women in Ireland from different perspectives and with different artistic approaches.

Graphite & Easel are a peer led life-drawing group facilitated by artist Emma Stroude. The group meets every Friday morning at 10am at The Model & classes normally cost €10 so the open session it’s quite the offer! If you have never attended Graphite & Easel and are wondering what to expect please click here : for a personal review by Rebecca Kennedy.