Staff Spotlight: Dominic McIvor

Tuesday,24 September 2019 in  Courses, Spotlight, Staff

Edinburgh-based artist and tutor Dominic McIvor is leading our new Beginners Drawing & Painting Evening Course at the St James campus.

For Term 2, Dominic will be teaching one of our termly Taster Courses, which will focus on Transcriptions from paintings at the National Galleries of Scotland.



Dominic studied at Grays School of Art, graduating in 2014 with a BA(Hons) in Painting. Since then he has continued his practice in Edinburgh in his studio at St Margaret’s House. 

More recently, Dominic completed the Drawing Intensive Term at the Royal Drawing School which has seen a new development in his practice; strengthening his focus of figures in space, primarily focusing on immediate domestic surroundings. Dominic draws daily from his home which informs his studio practice.

Dominic began his career at the School as a Technician and Tutor Support. He is excited about this next step and the 2 new classes he will be running at the School over the next academic year.

“I am really excited about this next step in my career, I’m looking forward to getting students as excited as I am about making art. The Transcriptions Taster Course stems from my experience of working on transcriptions and the effect it had on my own work. Looking at the work of great artists will help to inform our own practice and ways of seeing.

The fundamentals of drawing and painting are crucial to my own practice and I’m looking looking forward to teaching students who will be absorbing this for the first time. I believe that a beginners course is one of the most important courses a school can offer, starting students on their artistic journey and I am privileged to be given this opportunity. I’m also looking forward to learning from my students in how they see and express themselves.”

Dominic is busy working on a new body of work, which was recently shown as part of Colony of Artists in late September 2019.


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