Saturday, December 2, 2023

This Is Art Club!: The face has inspired millions of portraits!

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The brand-new series of This is Art Club! is here! It’s all about inspiration – what it is, where it comes from and how to put it to use! The first episode is devoted to The Face – a source of inspiration for artists since the dawn of time!

Tune in to RTÉ2 & RTÉ Player at 5pm today and every Thursday!

In Sligo, Art Club member Adam attends a live portrait painting session at The Model gallery and spends time with painter Mick O’Dea to find out what makes a good portrait.

Check out the video up top to see how Adam got on!

Marino College art students travel to the Dead Zoo for some artistic inspiration. In studio, Holly helps students with their fantastical animal hybrid masks while Shane meets pupils of Maryfield College who are creating Pop Art portraits using household ingredients and 3D head-sculptures, inspired by the Cubist movement.

While in Dublin, Moses travels to Photo Museum Ireland to meet with photographer Mark Duffy to discuss the political power of faces and how Irish politicians use this in political advertising.

Artist-in-residence Ross Carvill works with pupils from St Edna’s Primary School to create collage self-portraits from magazine cutouts.

We want you to watch the show and enter This Is Art! 2023.

The theme this time out is – This is INSPIRATION!, and over the next few weeks we will have something to get your creativity flowing.

Go to to enter!

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