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 you will take home your own carving – and no doubt you’ll be planning your next woodcarving project!

Conleth’s course will cover the following topics:

Selection and care of tools and safety.
Woods and their different characteristics.
Carving relief (carve your own).
Carving in the round (carve your own).
Basic tools and materials provided.

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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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