This is a drawing and mark making online workshop presented by James Moore who leads the drawing workshop at Féile na gCloch each year. As part of the artistic duo JesseJames, he was an artist in residence on Inis Oírr in 2017 and created the Inisheer Zibaldone project.
You can either follow the ideas and techniques in this online workshop, or use your own creative mark making ideas to capture your memories of Inis Oírr and Féile na gCloch.
For those of you who have been to Féile na gCloch (Festival of Stone) on Inis Oírr, you may have taken part in the wonderful sketching workshops that take place as part of the festival. This year the festival is hosting a “Draw Stone Walling” sketching event. There will be spot prizes, with a first prize of a free event ticket to Feile na gCloch 2022 that will take place on Onis Oírr.
So wherever you are in the world and whatever age you are, get creative and get involved. You might want to draw, paint, cartoon or doodle your local dry stone wall or stone project that you are working on. Or you might like to sketch a scene from Inis Oírr or memory of Féile na gCloch. Check out some of the myths and memories on www.zibaldoneproject.com for inspiration.
Share your memories of the beauty of Inis Oirr’s dry stone walls and landscapes by taking part in our online sketching competition. This is an international competition that is open to all ages. To have your art included in the world wide event and be in with a chance of winning a prize, make sure that you post you photos or videos online using the hashtags #FeilenagCloch #DRAWstonewalls or email your creations to us at firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name, age (if under 16 years) and country, and we will post all your creations on the Féile na gCloch website and the Zibaldone Project website and on social media.
Closing date for entries is Sunday 10th October 2021. Prizes include: Event only ticket to Féile na gCloch 2022, Stone Tool vouchers, Festival Tshirts & Hoddies and more.
This years Féile na gCloch festival will be online, and will have lots of great activities to explore and to get involved in. There will be lots of great films and videos to watch, many of which were created especially for the event. Immerse yourself in stone carving, dry stone walling, paving, letter carving, restoration and mosaic. You can go on a virtual exploration of the Island.