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The Magic of Trees and Charcoal


Blackbird Cultur-Lab, Foulksmills, Co Wexford

A free event for Cruinniú na nÓg
For ages 6 -12 years

Saturday June 11 2022, from 1 pm - 2 pm

Join artist David Begley on an exploration of the magic of trees and charcoal at the Blackbird Cultur-Lab. This family workshop, suitable for young people ages 6-12 years and their parents, is designed to make connections with the biodiversity around us. After going on a short walk to look at trees (weather dependent), participants will learn about how charcoal is made, and make their own charcoal drawings of trees. 

Fully booked, to join waiting list see: ​
https://www.blackbirdcultur-lab.com/blog

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Mentoring


 

David has worked as a visiting lecturer in Ireland and Wales and has taught drawing, painting, print and animation to adults and children for over 20 years.

 

If you are interested in one-to-one tutoring or mentoring write to davidbegleyartist@gmail.com for more information.

Fees for online mentoring: €150 per session,

including written feedback on 8 - 10 images in advance,
a one hour mentoring session and written debrief where relevant.

David is available for workshops for small groups.

Write to davidbegleyartist@gmail.com for bookings.

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Drawing the Tale of The Wexford Whale

 

Artist’s talk and film screening with David Begley
and musician Ruah Pearson

A free event for National Drawing Day 2022

Saturday 21st May via Zoom, 5pm - 6.15pm

 

For this year’s National Drawing Day, David Begley will discussed his work in creating The Wexford Whale animation. Featuring drawings and animations by David and pupils of Scoil Mhuire National School, Rosslare, County Wexford, this 12 minute film is inspired by the true story of the 25 metre blue whale captured by Ned Wickham in Wexford in 1891.

 

David discussed the fun and challenges involved in making the film, the children's fantastic drawings, the joy of recording foleys with Scoil Mhuire pupils and Richard Sabin’s (Principal Curator of Mammals, The Natural History Museum), contribution to the film. Ruah Pearson discussed her cello score and this event also included a screening of The Wexford Whale. 

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Animation Demonstrations

To request an animation demonstration for a group or one to one via zoom please email davidbegleyartist@gmail.com

 

Saturday April 2nd 2022, 3pm via zoom

Animation demonstration (fully booked)

 

Monday March 14th 2022, 10.30am via zoom

Animation demonstration (fully booked)

Saturday March 12th 2022, 10.30am via zoom

Animation demonstration (fully booked)

Monday March 7th 2022

Animation demonstration (fully booked)

David will discuss how he creates his charcoal animations including materials, equipment, filming, lighting, editing, and sound.