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Michael Wann

Drawing and Seeing : 3 day workshop.

2024 Dates to be confirmed


All materials and source materials are provided

Homemade lunch & coffee/tea.


To book please contact:

Nicola O'Hara

+353 (0)87 458 0872


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We are lucky enough to be surrounded by wonderful trees here at Annaghmore.  They are a constant source of inspiration every day and in every season.  Michael's studio is in the stable yard, where he resides most of the time with his faithful studio assistant Oliver (chocolate Lab!).   So, come and join us as we  explore a wide variety of charcoal drawing techniques, using photographs of Sligo landscapes as our source material. Classes are designed to encourage and support the act of drawing and seeing in charcoal, in an informal and easy-going environment.  

All levels from beginners to more advanced are welcome.  

Day 1:

Artists talk / upside down drawing / blind contour drawing / drawing the landscape / the thumbnail sketch / composition / lines of perspective / working out of black.

Day 2:

Drawing the landscape / establishing composition / demystifying subject matter - scaling up. 

Day 3:

Portraiture / establishing the features of the face using a simple grid system / positive and negative space / line and contour / shadow and tone.


Michael Wann was born in Dublin in 1969, and lives and works in Sligo.  He studied under Sean McSweeney at Sligo IT, graduating with a Diploma in Fine Art in 1992, and a Bachelor in Fine Art in 2003.

Michael has exhibited his drawing-based work widely in Ireland, including solo exhibitions with the Ashford Gallery, RHA, Cross Gallery, Dublin, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, The Model, Sligo, Custom House, Westport, Solstice, Navan, Draiocht, Dublin, Soloman Gallery, Dublin and Claremorris Gallery, Co. Mayo.

His drawings have been selected for the Royal Hibernian Academy's Annual Exhibition every year since 2004, and he was awarded the AXA Insurance Drawing Prize at the RHA in 2006, and the ESB Sean Keating Prize and RHA Silver Medal in 2016.


We have 2 rooms available at Annaghmore, a double and a twin.  Alternatively, we can recommend some good local B&Bs.

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