Hopkins Summer Ireland Painting and Drawing in County Clare
The Burren College of Art (BCA), located on Ireland’s Atlantic coast, serves as the base for this six-credit painting and drawing program. While there, students explore a land of jaw dropping beauty and history: with rocks and seas, ancient forts and megalithic tombs, rare flowers and marine life. Students will stay in a cozy Irish apartment in the village of Ballyvaughn, where evenings are filled with music, poetry and storytelling. They will paint or draw abandoned ruins in the countryside, tramp along windswept lanes on a Gaelic speaking island with its famous shipwreck, meet renowned Irish artists, and experience the delights of Galway and Dublin.
Students will earn a total of 6 graded Humanities credits for two courses
6 H credits. Course numbers TBD
Students will work with water-based mediums such as watercolor and ink along with drawing to interpret the charming villages, countryside, seacoast, poets and pubs of Ireland. Through projects grounded in observation, students will advance their technical skills while developing their own individual expression and point of view. Students of all majors and levels are welcome.
The program cost for 2020 is TBD. The program cost will be billed to the JHU student account and includes housing, excursions, some meals, transportation within Ireland, some art supplies and use of university labs and equipment, and international health insurance.
Students will stay in a cozy Irish cottage in the village of Ballyvaughn. Students will share bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens. Internet access, bedding, kitchen supplies, and laundry facilities will be provided in the apartments.