June | 3 Day | Landscape Sketching & Painting en plein air | John Dinan

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June | 3 Day | Landscape Sketching & Painting en plein air | John Dinan


June 2018

Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th & Monday 18th 

10am - 4pm 

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Landscape Sketching & Painting en plein air

-Key techniques, demonstrations and practice.


Overcome any fears you might have about sketching and painting outdoors in this interesting and really enjoyable workshop. Using both drawing and painting techniques, which will be demonstrated beforehand, you’ll work both in landscape and village-scape settings, with one-to-one guidance throughout the day on location (weather permitting). In the daily studio session before we head outdoors, we will cover basic sketching techniques, simple watercolour demonstrations, important ways to improve your drawing and keys to good composition, among many other issues. While outdoors, John will demonstrate these techniques as well as advise each participant on a one-to-one basis, depending on their level of experience. These workshops can book out quickly so book soon if you’re interested.

Suitable for all all levels in all media, including Oils and Acrylics, but demonstrations on this workshop will be primarily with Pencil, Pen & Watercolour techniques. If weather is unsuitable we will work in one of the studios in Schoolhouse for Art.

About John :

John Dinan is a professional artist who has been teaching art for over 20 years, in Ireland, France and Italy. He is an exhibiting artist in many of Ireland’s leading galleries in both the Republic and the north of Ireland. He has exhibited in RHA, Oireachtas and many solo and group exhibitions. He is a member of the Dublin Painting & Sketching Club, and of the Back Lane Painters, and is a founder member of the Portmarnock Art Group.

His landscapes, portraits and still lifes are held internationally in corporate and private collections.


He especially loves painting en plein air, and has run outdoor workshops and been a prize-winner at the international Art in the Open festival in Wexford. He paints in a varied range of styles, but his work is usually recognised through good drawing, strong compositions and bright colours. His workshops always receive great feedback for the extensive tuition, complete sharing of experience and insights, helpful one-to-one advice and the encouraging atmosphere he maintains in his classes. He lives in Cross, in south Mayo, near the village of Cong where he and his wife have had an art gallery for over 12 years. www.johndinan.comwww.congartgallery.com