Sit for a Portrait
18 Mar 2017
Sit for a Portrait

Children aged 7+ could win the chance to have their portrait drawn by one of Ireland's leading portrait artists!

On Sat 18 March, we are running a Meet the Artists event where you will be able to watch some of Ireland’s most renowned portraitists in action in our gallery, chat to them about their work and get tips about drawing.

While they are here, each artist will draw portraits of a few lucky children so that visitors will be able to watch them create the artwork. Confirmed artists include: Cian McLoughlin, Gabhann Dunne, Sohoko Blake.

The finished artworks will be then be added to our ever growing Portrait Gallery wall and The Ark’s visual art collection. At the end of the programme, participants will receive a digital copy of their portrait!

Please note that you must be able to sit relatively still during the half hour session and the artist will ask you some questions to get to know you a little before they start to draw you!

You can apply for the prize draw to win one of these sessions from 11am on Wed 1 March. We will share the link here and on our Facebook page. If you want to be reminded about the application process opening then sign up to our email list here.