Fine & Decorative Arts 2020/21

Fine & Decorative Arts Programme 2020-2021

IPAV's Fine & Decorative Arts Programme 2020-2021 will be held subject to government guidelines and protocol.   

Modernism - Art and Design of the Early 20th Century - now commencing in February 2021

The Modern Movement completely reshaped the basis of art, design and even culture in the early 20th century and remains the starting point for understanding the art of today. IPAV is pleased to offer a lecture series, featuring key movements and artists of Modernism; from the radical innovations of Abstraction, Futurism and Surrealism to Modernism in architecture and design – for instance the Bauhaus and its influence. 

The lectures will be held at IPAV on Wednesdays, one lecture in the morning and one lecture in the afternoon 10am to 3.30pm.  

Italian Splendour - now commencing in February 2021

From Renaissance art to modern design Italy has been an inexhaustible fountain of ideas and expressions of visual beauty. For centuries it has attracted ambitious artists, patrons and collectors, while its architects, designers, artists and composers have in large part shaped the creative landscape of Europe, and beyond. Hugely influential - and studied - its artistic patrimony repays continual engagement. IPAV is pleased to present a new series that will both survey key periods of innovation in Italian art and look in detail at selected episodes of artistic production and culture.

The lectures will be held at The Parish Hall, St Marys Church, Haddington Road, Dublin 4 on Mondays of each week from 6.30pm to 9.30pm, two lectures each evening.  

Diploma Course in the Fine & Decorative Arts (cancelled until the next acedemic year 2021/22)

A compact, educational two-day Fine and Decorative Arts Diploma Course. The aim of this course is to offer a modern perspective introducing diverse topics to give the fine art student a wider vision of the fine arts and ancillary arts. A course unique in Ireland, it is designed to provide an opportunity for those who wish to pursue the fine and decorative arts in a structured and focused manner. The course starts in the Renaissance and continues to the end of the 19th century.  

The lectures will be held at IPAV run over three terms coinciding with the academic year. Hours of attendance will be from 10.00am to 3.30pm Mondays and Tuesdays. 

For the full brochure and application forms see below or click here


Learn about fine and decorative arts with IPAV course - Meath Chronicle 04.09.19

Irish Times Article by Arminta Wallace on Fine & Decorative Arts Course 25.08.18 

Fine Arts Article in the Irish Times 

Fine Arts Article in the Irish Times August 2017

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