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Picasso the Draughtsman – GI 19 606

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12 February 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tutor: Ronnie Ireland D.A. (Drawing and Painting; Glasgow School of Art) B.A. (Hons) Open University

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Date: 12 February 2020
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Length of Course:
1 Wednesday
Cost for Course:
£17.10 - £20.55
£17.10 – £20.55
Reference Code:
GI 19 606
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


This talk links to the ‘Picasso And Paper’ exhibition (25 January – 13 April 2020) at the Royal Academy
and will look at how drawing informed Picasso’s work throughout his life. It can reasonably be argued that the root of all Picasso’s art was drawing. He was a prolific artist and also expanded into different forms of printmaking among many other media.


Picasso the Draughtsman - GI 19 606

Pablo Picasso. Minotaure caressant une dormeuse, 1933. Drypoint on paper. 25.4 x 30.48 cm

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About the Speaker

Ronnie Ireland



Ronnie’s life has always revolved around art and music. He has drawn and painted all his life and made music (mainly singing; from opera through to rock and jazz) during much of it.

He was born and educated in Glasgow, then moved to Edinburgh where he taught art and ran a company, organising and playing music. Ronnie moved to the south of England in 2011, realising he needed a fresh start and new challenges in a new place.

The regular art classes which Ronnie now runs are very important to him. They aim to encourage artists to develop their own ideas and voice, and he finds it exciting and gratifying working with the artists as they progress. He feels it is the most difficult, but also the most rewarding part of art. Ronnie also gives regular talks, demonstrations and workshops on many aspects of art and creativity to art societies, educational institutions and the corporate world.

His own art centres around the idea of identity and how it manifests in many different ways from the theatrical to the everyday.    


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