Intensive Still Life in Oil | Conor Walton

The workshop began with an introductory talk and set-up of still life, artists then commenced their  preparatory drawing, either on paper or directly on their canvas in charcoal/white chalk (acrylic primed and roughened with acrylic clear gesso base or impasto medium.  There were small breaks as well as a longer break for lunch. 

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Porcelain Tea Light Workshop | Chloë Dowds

This was a one day workshop with Chloë Dowds held in December 2017. In this class students learned about the properties of porcelain, a material developed in China roughly 1,400 years ago. Once known as ‘White Gold’ and steeped in mystery. For 500 years no one in the West knew how porcelain was made.

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Exploring Watercolours | Yanny Petters

This workshop with Yanny Petters gave students an opportunity to experiment with a variety of watercolour techniques. With nature as the theme, the workshop included some drawing and exploring different modern as well as 'old master' watercolour methods, giving participants tips and information to develop future work. Above all it was  relaxing and fun. Yanny will be actively giving workshops through 2019.

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Watercolours | Noël O ́Callaghan

This watercolour workshop which is energetic and bold in direction, takes inspiration from fauvism and expressionism, and artists such as Turner and Emile Nolde. While using classical techniques and concepts such as washes, layering, perspective, figure, foreground and background, the emphasis will be on embracing the dynamic nature of the material, enjoying its sensuality and fluidity rather than academicism

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WATERCOLOUR EXPLORATION | YANNY PETTERS

This workshop is designed to help you improve your skills while working on your own projects. The sessions will include some drawing as well as different watercolour methods, looking at old master techniques and giving participants tips and information to develop your own work

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SKETCHING WITH PEN AND WATERCOLOUR | BRENDA MALLEY

Our Sketching workshop series will take place throughout the year, visiting places of scenic, historic and cultural interest. These will include the ancient monastic site of Glendalough, Powerscourt Demesne, Mount Usher Gardens, Greystones Harbour and Kilruddery Estate.

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Woodcarving | Conleth Gent

This beginner’s guide to the tools and techniques of woodcarving given by wood sculptor Conleth Gent (whose large wood sculptures feature in our Sculpture Garden). By the end of this 2 day workshop participants took home their own carving. Con tutors weekly classes in his art and will be offering a workshop in 2019

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LANDSCAPE AND SEASCAPE | BRENDA MALLEY

This weekend workshop is suitable for artists of all abilities – from beginners to advanced –
It’s for anyone who wishes to take a fresh look at their painting practice.

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LIFEDRAWING | SAHOKO BLAKE

An excellent way to really focus on developing your skill and techniques in life drawing. Two full days dedicated to life drawing (male/female nude model) under the guidance and expertise of professional artist Sahoko Blake.

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