- Painting demonstration: from blank canvas to finished picture
- Drawing tuition and guidance with an experienced, practicing artist
- Technical advise on colour mixing and composition
- Direction on interpreting light and reading the landscape
- Practical suggestions for painting outdoors
- Historical insights and views of the beautiful Wicklow scenery
We meet at a scenic Wicklow location at 10am and Rod Coyne will provide a drawing/painting demonstration as introduction before the group start their own art works. Throughout the day Rod is on hand with individual tips and techniques for all students appropriate to their level. There is a break for lunch before completing the days work at 4pm. The emphasis is on enjoying the painting process in an informal, friendly atmosphere, and as part of a group dynamic. The workshop is suitable for absolute beginners to experienced painters. It is an ideal chance for those who have dabbled and would like to learn a little more. At the end of the workshop everyone has a picture to take home.
Materials and equipment such as paint, canvases, paper, easels, drawing-boards, brushes and solvents and rags are to be brought along to the class by the student. A list of essential materials is available on request. Alternatively basic drawing and painting materials and equipment can be provided for a surcharge of € 15 per day. Students can also hire easels separately at a rate of €5 per day. Please note all of the above need to be booked in advance.
Voucher holders are requested to:
- book their workshop a minimum of 14 days in advance of their chosen date
- book their workshop a minimum of 28 days in advance of their chosen date if it includes accommodation package
Please note that by booking a course you agree to terms and conditions listed below.
Places can be booked, subject to availability, with payment in full prior to workshop date.
Your preferred workshop date can be booked at the point of online purchase. If you hold a voucher you can request your preferred date per email or by post. We cannot accept bookings over the phone.
Your booking is only valid when you receive a booking confirmation. Dates booked are non-transferable, student who cancel their booking or are “no-shows” forfeit their fee/voucher. Any students wishing to change their booked workshop dates will incur an administration fee of €20, and will be accommodated in the next suitable workshop. Where students have booked an accommodation package that portion of the price is only transferable up to 14 days before the workshop date (this will incur a further €10 admin. fee) after the 14 day deadline it is forfeit. The Avoca Painting School reserve the right to cancel/postpone any course at any time due to unforeseen circumstances. Should we need to cancel your workshop we will offer alternative dates or refund your workshop fee accordingly. We strongly recommend that you take out appropriate travel insurance to cover your course fee in the event that you cannot attend your course.
Please remember we are always keen to answer questions regarding course details, materials and booking dates.
By booking this course you agree that the Avoca Painting School cannot be held responsible for any losses or expense incurred thereby for personal injury or damage to/or loss of property while on the premises or beyond the premises during field trips and workshops. We strongly recommend that you take out adequate insurance coverage for personal injury or loss or damages to property etc.