Location Drawing

Students Drawing at the Botanic Gardens

The Art and Fashion students will be spending time on location around Dublin over the next few weeks. Our first day on location was spent in the glorious sunshine in the Botanic Gardens. This location provides lots of source material for drawing in the beautiful natural landscape and the impressive buildings.

Drawing in the Vegetable Garden

The students work in their notebooks and draw objects that relate to themes they have been exploring in the studio. They learn to assess the visual elements of their environment and record what they see through drawing. These drawings will be used as a source for other modules later in the year such as painting and combined materials.

Students working in the Botanic Gardens


Getting to Grips with Drawing

Fashion Students settle into their Studio Spaces

In the first weeks of the Fashion and Art courses the students spend lots of time drawing objects of their choice and perfecting their drawing skills while learning about  the Art Elements such as line, shape and tone and exploring the potential of composition. They also get settled into their assigned studio spaces and get to know their classmates and teachers.

Art Students Drawing from Objects

Art Students in their Studio


Welcome to the new blog for Art and Fashion courses at Colaiste Ide College of Further Education. Follow our new students for 2011 as they complete our portfolio preparation courses and apply to colleges accross Ireland and the UK.

You can check out course details, find out what previous students have done on completing our courses and follow what our current students are doing through the regular up dates posted here throughout the year.