September | Two Day | Destination Plein Air | Rob Zeller


September | Two Day | Destination Plein Air | Rob Zeller


September 5th & 6th

10 am - 5 pm

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Painting outdoors is wonderful, but one of the great challenges of plein air work is knowing how to gather sufficient information in a limited timeframe.  Factoring in  the lack of controlled lighting and changing weather conditions, things can get frustrating quickly for both experienced and inexperienced artist alike.

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In this two day intensive workshop, Rob will introduce a simple and effective approach to capture a landscape effect in a short period of time.

Basic elements of landscape painting will be covered such as: how to use your materials in the easiest and most efficient manner, how to select a subject, and how to develop a study from start to finish.  Zeller will explain the use of thumbnail drawings to design a composition and then turn these thumbnails  into oil painting.

The class is open to beginning through advanced artists but some previous drawing experience is highly recommended.

This really will be a ‘Welcome to Enniskerry, the Garden of Ireland’ plein air dream. Enniskerry has much to offer, this is a unique situation for International travels who wish to embrace an art practice experience. The ‘Schoolhouse for Art’ is located in the heart of a small victorian village, it is overlooked by the town clock. It is nestled at the foot of the Wicklow and Dublin mountains to the west, and to the Irish sea to the East. Forest, open fields, cultivated gardens, mountains rivers and waterfall are all accessible. After you complete Rob’s workshop take a few days to put your learning into an entire holiday experience.


To be confirmed.

About Rob Zeller


 ROBERT ZELLER  is returning for his second year of workshops for the Schoolhouse for Art. Zeller is an artist, writer and teacher who lives and works in Oyster Bay, New York. Originally from New Orleans, Zeller received a BFA from the Boston Museum School and Tufts University and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art. He finished his education with atelier training from Jacob Collins at the Water Street Atelier and in-depth anatomical and structural study with the sculptor Sabin Howard.

Zeller is the recipient of two Posey Fellowships and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and has exhibited at galleries in Los Angeles, Houston, Paris, and New York. In 2017, he co-curated "The New Baroque", an exhibition based off of his book, "The Figurative Artist's Handbook" at Booth Gallery in Manhattan, featuring some of the best contemporary figurative artist working today.

Zeller is also the director and founder of the Teaching Studios of Art ( in Oyster Bay, New York. Founded in 2009, the school is devoted to teaching traditional techniques to artists of all ages and skill levels. Zeller conducts instructional workshops internationally. In 2018, he taught workshops in Rome and Ireland.

For more about the artist and his work, visit his website at