Past Program

Ireland: Illustrating Irish Myths and Legends in the Burren

No one tells a story like the Irish, and Irish narrative tradition walks a fine line between fantasy and reality—between myth, folklore and history. This four-week course, based in the studios of the Burren College of Art in Western Ireland, will explore Irish myth and legend as fodder for illustrated work.

At-A-Glance

What
Global Summer Studios
Where
  • Burren, Ireland
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Aran Islands, Ireland
When
Summer 2018

Course Dates: Jun 16, 2018 — Jul 14, 2018

Who
Open to RISD students, Brown University students, non-RISD students
Faculty
Academic Credits
3
Department
  • Illustration
Course Numbers
  • ILLUS-1500
Cost
$6000

Includes tuition, accommodation, field trips, local transportation, group dinners + some meals, museum entrances, health and travel insurance.

About this Travel Course

No one tells a story like the Irish, and Irish narrative tradition walks a fine line between fantasy and reality—between myth, folklore and history. This four-week course, based in the studios of the Burren College of Art in Western Ireland, will explore Irish myth and legend as fodder for illustrated work. Students will engage in studio practice through inspiration provided by the unique landscape of the Burren Mountains (an ancient limestone sea bed, long revealed and eroded by the elements and tectonic rumblings), the Irish countryside and wildlife, its charming people and their stories and artistic traditions. Independent exploration of the region alongside regional field trips to explore ruins and prehistoric sites will serve as bucolic inspiration for image making. A two-day trip to Dublin City and its National Museums, and a three-day trip to the striking, remote Aran Islands will provide dramatically different views of Irish culture. The class will provide many hours of time in the studio, and will conclude with an open studio reception at the Burren College of Art.

Student + Faculty Stories

Read more about Illustrating Irish Myths and Legends in the Burrenin RISD News: Immersive Learning Abroad

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