Burren/Ireland: Studio Residency

Tentative Dates: June 29 - July 20, 2019

Ireland Studio Residency

This summer course offers students three weeks in the unspoiled, wild beauty of the Burren on the west coast of Ireland. This class will use the facilities of the Burren College of Art, an art school located on the grounds of a 16th-century castle amidst the spectacular western Irish seacoast. Studio based, with each student having a studio, the itinerary will also include visits to some of the oldest man-made structures in Europe, hill walking, and an overnight trip to the Aran Islands, the last European outpost on the western Atlantic.

This course is designed on an open studio or residency model. Students will have the freedom and time to focus on and develop independent projects, detached from the conventions and constraints of traditional curriculum, enabling full engagement with their own work, free from distraction. Group critiques as well as numerous informal sessions will be held.  Peter Power and Paola Cabal will meet with students for individual discussion and critiques. We’ll enjoy local presentations on Irish music (from traditional to post-punk) and Irish literature and history (from stone age to postcolonial, post-Celtic tiger). Field trips, readings, and explorations of Irish culture and the ruggedly beautiful landscape will provide an expansive and rare environment in which to work.

Credits: 3 or 6 credits STUDIO (3000-level)

Peter Power: Printmedia
Paola Cabal: Painting and Drawing

Program fee: Approx. $3,500 (including transport during the program, accommodation and some meals; not including airfare).

PLUS Tuition cost per credit:
Undergraduate—$1,613 per credit hour;
Graduate—$1,665 per credit hour.

Airfare: Budget at least $1,200 for airfare if flying from Chicago. (Note this is only an estimated figure. The actual fare will depend on many variables including airline, number of stopovers, exchange rate fluctuations, ports of departure and return, and date of ticket purchase).

Online registration begins: March 13, 2019

Deposit due at registration: $525

Information sessions:
Monday, February 4,  12:10-12:50 p.m., Columbus room 319
Tuesday, February 19, 12:10-12:50 p.m.,  MacLean room 112