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 academicismRead More
Young imaginations are nurtured and creative play is encouraged. Every voice is heard and respected in our courses and no idea is too big or too small. Students are encouraged to listen to one another and build on each other’s work and ideas.Read More
During the weekend workshop you can take the opportunity to expand and explore your own unique style of abstraction within the safe confines of Michael Gemmell’s experienced tuition.Read More
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 workRead More
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.Read More
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.
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.
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.Read More
A ‘stress-free’ weekend looking at this very versatile medium. We will look at a variety of pastel techniques and then tackle a personal project to explore the opportunities that using soft pastels presents. All levels of experience will be catered for.
This two day workshop by Fergus A Ryan will trace egg tempera from Botticelli’s 15th-century Primavera to Andrew Wyeth’s evocative 20th-century landscapes and portraits, and introduce today’s painters to the materials and techniques of making an egg tempera painting from start to finish.Read More