Ulster University

Location Drawing with Julie Douglas

  1. Monday 9, Tuesday 10, Friday 13 March
  2. 13:00
  3. Ulster University, Belfast Campus, York St.

Drawing on location is a great way to sharpen your senses, make visual decisions, and record your environment. These short sessions will show you how to focus quickly, observe shape and get the right information recorded - enabling you to draw anywhere, at any time.

No past experience is necessary, you just need to want to be able to draw better. 

Please bring a sketch book size A4, 2B and HB pencils, a sharpener, rubber and a pen.

Julie Douglas has been teaching observation drawing and painting for 20 years, from beginner to degree level. She taught drawing and graphic design in Limerick School of Art and is currently undertaking the Masters programme in Multi Disciplinary Design at Ulster University.

Her research is investigating the benefits of developing drawing skills not only to develop communication in design but also to enhance personal health and well being.

In 2014 she created the first Draw In Symposium, a festival of workshops and demonstrations designed to celebrate observation and drawing, and it's value as a creative tool, even in a digital age.

Julie's work has been exhibited in London, Dublin, Seattle and Atlanta.

Tutored Life Drawing Class with Julie Douglas

  1. Saturday 14 March
  2. 11:00 - 13:00
  3. Ulster University, Belfast Campus, York St.

Through a series of 20 minute poses with demonstrations, you will learn to achieve balance, gesture and proportion with greater ease, making you more confident about drawing the figure.

No past experience is necessary.

Please bring materials for drawing: A2 drawing pad, 2B and HB pencils, sharpener and rubber.

Julie Douglas has been teaching observation drawing and painting for 20 years, from beginner to degree level. She taught drawing and graphic design in Limerick School of Art and is currently undertaking the Masters programme in Multi Disciplinary Design at Ulster University.

Her research is investigating the benefits of developing drawing skills not only to develop communication in design but also to enhance personal health and well being.

In 2014 she created the first Draw In Symposium, a festival of workshops and demonstrations designed to celebrate observation and drawing, and it's value as a creative tool, even in a digital age.

Julie's work has been exhibited in London, Dublin, Seattle and Atlanta.