SOLD OUT – Painting Holiday 2017

Painting Holiday 2017 with Avoca Painting School

Rod Coyne hosts our Painting Holiday 2017 and this year’s will be 17th till 21st July 2017  at stunning painting locations in County Wicklow.

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Painting Holiday 2017 – dedicated me-time

Avoca Painting School’s Painting Holiday 2017 allows you to develop your creative side in the midst of the Wicklow Mountains in the heart of the “Garden of Ireland”. The week is tailored for absolute beginners and experienced painters. Whether you’re starting out and would like to learn new techniques, or have been painting for years and want to take it onto the next level this course is for you. Participants will take home much more than their new creations – working outdoors gives a natural feeling of achievement, fulfillment and recharges the human batteries.

Practicing professional artist Rod Coyne, who has over 25 years experience working plein air, will demonstrate all techniques. While painting everyone will be supported with tips and techniques relating to the use of various materials, composition, colour-mixing and brushwork appropriate to their level. Rod chooses each painting location with care and attention to the needs of his students. He is also keenly aware of the roll weather has to play and carefully factors this into each daily scene. In fact the chosen locations will provide plenty for any non-painters to see and enjoy.

Book your own Workshop Accommodation

Not everyone books accommodation with us and we’re fine with that. Many Avoca Painting School students like to take charge and put their own weekend and holiday packages together. We have compiled a list of nearby overnight options to help you book your own workshop accommodation.

 

Painting Holiday 2017 – Rod’s take

Painting holiday group at Avoca Handweavers.

“I love hosting the painting holidays because of the group dynamic which builds during the week. We look to create an informal, friendly and fun atmosphere where the art seems to thrive. And it’s always fascinating to see how far students develop during a period of total immersion in paint. I see them leave brimming with confidence, having moved from tentative mark making on Monday to attacking the canvas with gusto by Friday” – Rod Coyne.

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2017 – Sleeping Giant – Mulled Wine & Stockings

A Year in the Garden of Ireland

My Place on Canvas 2017 Calendar cover page.
The My Place on Canvas 2017 Calendar is just the latest product of Rod Coyne’s over active artistic imagination. What started out as homage to Wicklow landscapes turned into a celebration of Wicklow people, memories and stories. All these he has documented through a compelling mix of videos, words and paint. Share a year filled with heartfelt stories and vivid paintings celebrating the people and places of the Garden of Ireland. Free worldwide delivery.

 

 

 

The Sleeping Giant canvas print framed in black on a white wall.
This ground-breaking print, Sleeping Giant is one of a series of pictures born out of Coyne’s “My Place on Canvas” project. It’s one of those paintings abstracted from the landscape which crosses the line between dream and reality. Rod’s canvas print can not be overlooked by the discerning eye. This fine art print available in three sizes is framed and ships world wide for free.

 

Rod at The Dalkey Gallery

2015 Kilmore Quay, lightstorm, oil on canvas.
It’s been a long, long time coming but Rod Coyne is back showing in Dalkey. “Come and join us for Mulled Wine and Mince Pies at The Christmas Exhibition, which opens Sunday 11th December 2016 from 3 to 7 pm.” Rod will be there, so come say hello. The Dalkey Gallery is located upstairs in The Grapevine, 26 Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin. Contact: +353 86 811 6005 and Facebook.

 

Howth from Bulloch

2015 Howth Head from Bulloch Harbour across Dublin Bay, oil on canvas.
Rod Coyne joins a number of Ireland’s top-artists in ‘Christmas Stocking Fillers 2016’ at The Doorway Gallery. This show combines both figurative and abstract in a colorful celebration of art. Drop in for Festive Refreshments at the official launch on December 3rd from 2 – 4 pm, with music from Stone & Jezreel at The Doorway Gallery, 24 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2. +353(0)1 764 5895

 

 Avoca Painting School 2017

Art students paint still life.
Our 6-week Painting Course at Avoca Studio Gallery and our Outdoor Painting Workshop dates have just been published. From absolute beginners to experienced painters all are catered for. Rod will demonstrate and explain all techniques and his suggestions relating to medium, composition, colour-mixing and brushwork are on hand in a friendly environment. Gift vouchers available online. And remember, Early-Birds get a discount (but catching the worm is completely optional).

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Outdoor Painting Workshop #6

Outdoor Painting Workshop #6 – Glendalough, Upper Lake

Rod Coyne’s workshops are taking place from April through September 2016 at stunning painting locations in County Wicklow. Outdoor Painting Workshop #6 promises some quality time in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains.

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Outdoor Painting Workshop #6 – What’s included?

  • 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

Outdoor Painting Workshop #6 – Itinerary

We meet at this 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 always is on hand with individual tips and techniques for all students appropriate to their level. There is a much needed 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.

 

 

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Outdoor Painting Workshop #5

Outdoor Painting Workshop #5 – Meeting of the Waters

Rod Coyne’s Outdoor Painting Workshops are taking place from April through September 2016 at stunning painting locations in County Wicklow. Painting Workshop #5 promises quality time in the Garden of Ireland with Avoca Painting School.

Scroll down to book your workshop ticket or read our workshop itinerary and T&C’s.

Outdoor Painting Workshop #5 – What’s included?

  • 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

Outdoor Painting Workshop #5 – Itinerary

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.

 

 

 

 

Outdoor Painting Workshop #4 – Kilmacurragh Gardens

Outdoor Painting Workshop #4 – Kilmacurragh Gardens

Rod Coyne’s workshops are taking place from April through September 2016 at stunning painting locations in County Wicklow. Outdoor Painting Workshop #4 promises some quality time in the Garden of Ireland.

Scroll down to book your workshop ticket or read our workshop T&C’s.

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Outdoor Painting Workshop #3 – Glendalough – SOLD OUT

Outdoor Painting Workshop #3 – Glendalough, Upper Lake – SOLD OUT

Rod Coyne’s workshops are taking place from April through September 2016 at stunning painting locations in County Wicklow. Outdoor Painting Workshop #3 promises some quality time in the Garden of Ireland.

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Outdoor Painting Workshop #1 – Kilmacurragh Botanical Gardens

Outdoor Painting Workshop #1

Rod Coyne’s Outdoor Painting Workshops are taking place from April through September 2016 at stunning painting locations in County Wicklow. And the Outdoor Painting Workshop #1 takes place in the Stunning Gardens of Kilmacurragh Estate, one of Wicklow’s best kept secrets.

 

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