September 2018 Painting Workshop at Glendalough with Rod Coyne

September 2018 Painting Workshop – Avoca Painting School

Rod Coyne’s September 2018 Painting Workshop promises quality time channeling St. Kevin’s hermitage on the shores of the upper lake, Glendalough.

€20 early-bird discount. Scroll down to book your workshop ticket.

Finola’s Testimonial

“Found yesterday’s workshop with Rod at the Meeting of the Waters in Avoca a thoroughly enjoyable day. Just the most beautiful setting for painting outdoors. All organised to the last detail. Great rapport among the group, facilitated by Rod’s easy manner. I learnt loads, went beyond my comfort zone and feel inspired to get outside to paint more. Many thanks for all your guidance, Rod.”Finola.

September 2018 Painting Workshop

– 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

September 2018 Painting Workshop

– 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 beginners and experienced painters.

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 € 20 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. Workshop T&C’s.

More about our workshops on Facebook and Twitter.

For every workshop Rod Coyne starts the day with a painting demo. Here you see his latest work presented in front of the Upper Lake, Glendalough.
For every workshop Rod Coyne starts the day with a painting demo. Here you see his latest work presented in front of the Upper Lake, Glendalough.

Painting Holiday 2018 with Avoca Painting School

Painting Holiday 2018 with Avoca Painting School

Rod Coyne hosts our Painting Holiday 2018 and this year’s will be 23rd till 27th July 2018 at stunning painting locations in County Wicklow, the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Early-birds avail of €75 discount by booking six weeks ahead.

Book your ticket at the bottom of this page.

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

Painting students working on the shores of Glendalough Lake, just one venue in the Painting Holiday 2018.
Painting students working on the shores of Glendalough Lake, just one venue in the Painting Holiday 2018.

Painting Holiday 2018 – dedicated me-time

Avoca Painting School’s Painting Holiday 2018 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.

Painting at the Meeting of the Waters is just one day in Rod Coyne's Painting Holiday 2018.
Painting at the Meeting of the Waters is just one day in Rod Coyne’s Painting Holiday 2018.

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.

Workshop host, Rod Coyne, completes his painting demo for eager students. The umbrellas are up but spirits remain un-dampened.
Workshop host, Rod Coyne, completes his painting demo for eager students. The umbrellas are up but spirits remain un-dampened.

Painting Holiday 2018 – Rod’s take

Rod Coyne explaining painting techniques for working outdoors.

“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.

See our 2018 Holiday Painting Locations.

Seeing Red Launch at Origin Gallery, Dublin.

Seeing Red Launch at Origin Gallery, Dublin.

RTE presenter and journalist Richard Curran took the helm at the Seeing Red launch. He was introduced by Gallerist and Cill Rialaig Retreat founder Dr. Noelle Campbell-Sharpe. Later in this video Rod Coyne tells about his thought process while making the new work. During 2017 and moving in to 2018 Rod has replaced all the greens of the landscape with a vivid palette of reds. The results are equally exciting and other worldly.

 

Seeing Red Launch in photos.

Of course red balloons were order of the day for the street advertisement.
Of course red balloons were the order of the day for the street advertisement.

 

Rod amuses his muse Anja Coyne at the Seeing Red launch with "Skellig Blush" 70x100cm oil on canvas in the background.
Rod amuses his muse Anja Coyne at the Seeing Red launch with “Skellig Blush” 70x100cm oil on canvas in the background.

 

Paintings drawn from Co. Kerry and the Dublin Docks: "Blushing Coast" 30x30cm x3 panels and "Red Hull" 40x50cm both oil on canvas.
Paintings drawn from Co. Kerry and the Dublin Docks: “Blushing Coast” 30x30cm x3 panels and “Red Hull” 40x50cm both oil on canvas.

 

Rod explains the intricacies of Seeing Red in detail. Exhibition launch at the Origin Gallery, Dublin.
Rod explains the intricacies of Seeing Red in detail. Exhibition launch at the Origin Gallery, Dublin.

 

The artist's experimentation with framing as well as his painting palette paid off and the black mounts drew universal acclaim. These two canvases are "Crimson Lady's Ruff" 30x60cm and "Tierra del Fuego" 30x40cm.
The artist’s experimentation with framing as well as his painting palette paid off and the black mounts drew universal acclaim. These two canvases are “Crimson Lady’s Ruff” 20x60cm and “Tierra del Fuego” 30x40cm.

 

 

Rod Coyne and Proinsias O'Rathaille enjoying a laugh the exhibition launch at the Origin Gallery, Dublin.
Rod Coyne and Proinsias O’Rathaille enjoying a laugh the exhibition launch at the Origin Gallery, Dublin. See a cool video of how Rod created “Red Rock”.

 

Rod Coyne's new palette caused a stir among his regular collectors during the exhibition launch at the Origin Gallery, Dublin.
Rod Coyne’s new palette caused a stir among his regular collectors during the exhibition launch at the Origin Gallery, Dublin.

 

"Below the Hook" was the first to sell on the opening night. the painting is oil on canvas and 20x25cm.
“Below the Hook” was the first to sell on the opening night. The painting is oil on canvas and 20x25cm.

 

Rod explains his method for Seeing Red to a guest at his exhibition launch at the Origin Gallery, Dublin.
Rod explains his method for Seeing Red to a guest at his exhibition launch at the Origin Gallery, Dublin.

 

Two canvases in slick white frames "Hooked on Red" 40x50cm and "Hog's Head Blaze" 30x40cm both are oil on canvas.
Two canvases in slick white frames “Hooked on Red” 40x50cm and “Hog’s Head Blaze” 30x40cm both are oil on canvas.

 

Gallerist and curator Dr. Noelle Campbell-Sharpe with an interested collector.
Gallerist and curator Dr. Noelle Campbell-Sharpe with an interested collector.

 

Rod Coyne enjoying a laugh the exhibition launch at the Origin Gallery, Dublin.
Rod Coyne enjoying a laugh the exhibition launch at the Origin Gallery, Dublin.

 

 

 

Rod’s Wild Atlantic Way

 

Rod Coyne was privileged to spend two weeks painting at heart of that Wild Atlantic Way. Here’s a two minute studio tour of his Cill Rialaig paintings at that point in time.
#Skellig #WildAtlanticWay

The exhibition by Rod Coyne will be open to the public at Origin Gallery Dublin from 2nd – 20th March 2018.

Blizzard conditions in Ireland caused the postponement of the official opening night. After you’ve seen enough white then you might like to start “SEEING RED”. In the meantime please keep warm and safe in these polar conditions.

 

SEEING RED by Rod Coyne.

SEEING RED is the title of an art exhibition featuring new paintings by Avoca artist Rod Coyne. Not only are these works new but they are the result of one year’s experimentation where Rod has been taking his red-palette to the extreme. Noelle Campbell Sharp will curate and display these new canvases in Dublin’s Origin Gallery. Richard Curran will launch the show which runs from 2nd -21st of March 2018.

Featured in Rod's upcoming exhibition "Red Rock" 2017, triptych 50x70cm x3, oil on canvas.
Featured in Rod’s upcoming exhibition “Red Rock” 2017, triptych 50x70cm x3, oil on canvas.

Coyne says, “It’s a nervous time preparing to premiere new work, particularly as I have really gone out on a limb this time. I have no idea how the public will react and I just hope that the limb in question doesn’t just snap off below me.” For images and the full SEEING RED story please follow this link: http://avocagallery.com/still-seeing-red/

Featured in SEEING RED, "Hooked on Red" was painted at Hookhead Lighthouse.
Featured in SEEING RED, “Hooked on Red” was painted at Hookhead Lighthouse.

#RodSeesRed

Recently I decided to introduce radical amounts of red into my landscapes regardless if they were there or not. First off I swapped the greens of the landscape for a tonally similar palette of reds. Then I started replacing the blues of the sea and sky with a palette of reds. Comparing the two versions I rejected the second option for looking too realistic, just as if painted at sunrise or sunset. But where the land was red that took on a completely other worldly feel. And this method applies to the work submitted.

"Lady's Ruff Storm" 25x30cm, oil on canvas.
“Lady’s Ruff Storm” 25x30cm, oil on canvas.

What: “Seeing Red” exhibition of new paintings.

Where: Origin Gallery, 37 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2, D02 X982.

When: 2nd -21st March 2018. Open Monday – Friday from 10.30am till 5.30pm.

Who: Rod Coyne: Artist, Noelle Campbell-Sharp: Gallerist, Richard Curran: Opener.

Contact Gallery: Phone: (01) 662 9347,

Email: theorigingallery@gmail.com  , Website: https://theorigingallery.com/

Contact Rod: Phone: 087-2259680,

Email: info@rodcoyne.com, Website: www.avocagallery.com

Tuesday Morning 6-week Winter Painting Course – SOLD OUT!

The Avoca Painting School presents Rod Coyne’s Winter Painting Course at the Avoca Studio Gallery which runs over a 6-week period. The classes are suitable for beginners and advanced painters.

Book your ticket at the bottom of this page.

Winter Painting Course Early bird discount! Book 3 weeks in advance and save €20.

From the horse’s mouth…

What’s included?

– Painting demonstration by a highly experienced and practicing artist

– Painting and drawing tuition, instruction and guidance

– Studio space with a friendly atmosphere in a gallery environment

– Small class size for individual attention

– Light refreshments and delicious home baked treats

Lose yourself in creative activity with a studio group in the Avoca Studio Gallery with 6 weekly sessions lasting 2 ½ hours each. Receive professional tuition in acrylic or oil painting and drawing from highly experienced, practicing artist Rod Coyne. From absolute beginners to experienced painters all are catered for.

Our Winter Painting Course is an ideal chance for those who have dabbled and would like to learn a few more techniques. 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.

Winter Painting Course – Artist & Facilitator

Rod Coyne is a highly experienced, practicing artist and has over 25 years experience working in the studio and en plein air (outdoors). Rod studied at the Dun Laoghaire College of Art, Dublin, later graduating in 1990 from the Crawford College of Art, Cork. He spent ten years honing his skill in his Dusseldorf studio during the nineties. The new millennium saw his return to Ireland and the beginning of an ongoing conversation with the magical Irish landscape. In 2003 he founded the Avoca Studio Gallery and Avoca Painting School in 2010 firmly planting his roots in the Wicklow Mountains. Rod exhibits on the international stage and his paintings grace public, private and corporate collections literally worldwide.

See recent Avoca Painting School students work on Facebook.

See Rod Coynes’ painting demos on YouTube.

Send a friend a Painting Course Voucher.

 

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Wednesday Morning 6-week November Painting Course

The Avoca Painting School presents Rod Coyne’s November Painting Course at the Avoca Studio Gallery which runs over a 6-week period. The classes are suitable for beginners and advanced painters.

Book your ticket at the bottom of this page.

November Painting Course Early bird discount! Book 3 weeks in advance and save €20.

Rod paints…

What’s included?

– Painting demonstration by a highly experienced and practicing artist

– Painting and drawing tuition, instruction and guidance

– Studio space with a friendly atmosphere in a gallery environment

– Small class size for individual attention

– Light refreshments and delicious home baked treats

Lose yourself in creative activity with a studio group in the Avoca Studio Gallery with 6 weekly sessions lasting 2 ½ hours each. Receive professional tuition in acrylic or oil painting and drawing from highly experienced, practicing artist Rod Coyne. From absolute beginners to experienced painters all are catered for.

Our November Painting Course is an ideal chance for those who have dabbled and would like to learn a few more techniques. 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.

November Painting Course – Artist & Facilitator

Rod Coyne is a highly experienced, practicing artist and has over 25 years experience working in the studio and en plein air (outdoors). Rod studied at the Dun Laoghaire College of Art, Dublin, later graduating in 1990 from the Crawford College of Art, Cork. He spent ten years honing his skill in his Dusseldorf studio during the nineties. The new millennium saw his return to Ireland and the beginning of an ongoing conversation with the magical Irish landscape. In 2003 he founded the Avoca Studio Gallery and Avoca Painting School in 2010 firmly planting his roots in the Wicklow Mountains. Rod exhibits on the international stage and his paintings grace public, private and corporate collections literally worldwide.

See recent Avoca Painting School students work on Facebook.

See Rod Coynes’ painting demos on YouTube.

Send a friend a Painting Course Voucher.

 

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Wednesday Morning 6-week September Painting Course

The Avoca Painting School presents Rod Coyne’s September Painting Course at the Avoca Studio Gallery which runs over a 6-week period. The classes are suitable for beginners and advanced painters.

Book your ticket at the bottom of this page.

September Painting Course Early bird discount! Book 3 weeks in advance and save €20.

Rod paints…

What’s included?

– Painting demonstration by a highly experienced and practicing artist

– Painting and drawing tuition, instruction and guidance

– Studio space with a friendly atmosphere in a gallery environment

– Small class size for individual attention

– Light refreshments and delicious home baked treats

Lose yourself in creative activity with a studio group in the Avoca Studio Gallery with 6 weekly sessions lasting 2 ½ hours each. Receive professional tuition in acrylic or oil painting and drawing from highly experienced, practicing artist Rod Coyne. From absolute beginners to experienced painters all are catered for.

Our September Painting Course is an ideal chance for those who have dabbled and would like to learn a few more techniques. 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.

September Painting Course – Artist & Facilitator

Rod Coyne is a highly experienced, practicing artist and has over 25 years experience working in the studio and en plein air (outdoors). Rod studied at the Dun Laoghaire College of Art, Dublin, later graduating in 1990 from the Crawford College of Art, Cork. He spent ten years honing his skill in his Dusseldorf studio during the nineties. The new millennium saw his return to Ireland and the beginning of an ongoing conversation with the magical Irish landscape. In 2003 he founded the Avoca Studio Gallery and Avoca Painting School in 2010 firmly planting his roots in the Wicklow Mountains. Rod exhibits on the international stage and his paintings grace public, private and corporate collections literally worldwide.

See recent Avoca Painting School students work on Facebook.

See Rod Coynes’ painting demos on YouTube.

Send a friend a Painting Course Voucher.

 

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Tuesday Morning 6-week Autumn Painting Course

The Avoca Painting School presents Rod Coyne’s Autumn Painting Course at the Avoca Studio Gallery which runs over a 6-week period. The classes are suitable for beginners and advanced painters.

Book your ticket at the bottom of this page.

Autumn Painting Course Early bird discount! Book 3 weeks in advance and save €20.

From the horse’s mouth…

What’s included?

– Painting demonstration by a highly experienced and practicing artist

– Painting and drawing tuition, instruction and guidance

– Studio space with a friendly atmosphere in a gallery environment

– Small class size for individual attention

– Light refreshments and delicious home baked treats

Lose yourself in creative activity with a studio group in the Avoca Studio Gallery with 6 weekly sessions lasting 2 ½ hours each. Receive professional tuition in acrylic or oil painting and drawing from highly experienced, practicing artist Rod Coyne. From absolute beginners to experienced painters all are catered for.

Our Autumn Painting Course is an ideal chance for those who have dabbled and would like to learn a few more techniques. 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.

Autumn Painting Course – Artist & Facilitator

Rod Coyne is a highly experienced, practicing artist and has over 25 years experience working in the studio and en plein air (outdoors). Rod studied at the Dun Laoghaire College of Art, Dublin, later graduating in 1990 from the Crawford College of Art, Cork. He spent ten years honing his skill in his Dusseldorf studio during the nineties. The new millennium saw his return to Ireland and the beginning of an ongoing conversation with the magical Irish landscape. In 2003 he founded the Avoca Studio Gallery and Avoca Painting School in 2010 firmly planting his roots in the Wicklow Mountains. Rod exhibits on the international stage and his paintings grace public, private and corporate collections literally worldwide.

See recent Avoca Painting School students work on Facebook.

See Rod Coynes’ painting demos on YouTube.

Send a friend a Painting Course Voucher.

 

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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.

Book your ticket at the bottom of this page.

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

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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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