June 2019 Painting Workshop at Kilmacurragh with Rod Coyne

April 2019 Painting Workshop at Kilmacurragh

April 2019 Painting Workshop at Kilmacurragh with Rod Coyne is scheduled to catch the vibrant rhododendrons in full bloom at the Botanical Gardens, Kilmacurragh.

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

Workshop at Kilmacurragh : Rod Coyne with his painting demo at Kilmacurragh's Botanical Gardens.
Rod Coyne with his painting demo at Kilmacurragh’s Botanical Gardens.

April 2019 Painting Workshop at Kilmacurragh – 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

Rod Coyne student tackles the derelict Acton House at Kilmacurragh's Botanical Gardens.
Rod Coyne student tackles the derelict Acton House at Kilmacurragh’s Botanical Gardens.

April 2019 Painting Workshop at Kilmacurragh – 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 to 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 € 25 per day. Students can also hire easel & drawing-board combination at a rate of €10 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.

Previous Painting Workshop – Testimonial

April 2019 Painting Workshop at Kilmacurragh – Accommodation

We can provide accommodation through local B&B and Hotel partners. You’ll see an option in the ticket section below.

If you prefer to take charge your over-night yourself we have prepared a list of local providers here.

 

May 2019 Painting Workshop at Knockanree Gardens with Rod Coyne

May 2019 Painting Workshop at Knockanree Gardens

May 2019 Painting Workshop at Knockanree Gardens with Rod Coyne is scheduled to catch the vibrant blooming Japanese gardens.

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

Still wet the painting demo by Rod Coyne at Knockanree Gardens.
Still wet the painting demo by Rod Coyne at Knockanree Gardens.

May 2019 Painting Workshop at Knockanree Gardens – 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

Painting through the afternoon sun with Rod Coyne at Knockanree Gardens.
Painting through the afternoon sun with Rod Coyne’s Workshop at Knockanree Gardens.

May 2019 Painting Workshop at Knockanree Gardens – 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 to 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 € 25 per day. Students can also hire easel & drawing-board combination at a rate of €10 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.

Previous Painting Workshop – Testimonial

April 2019 Painting Workshop at Kilmacurragh – Accommodation

We can provide accommodation through local B&B and Hotel partners. You’ll see an option in the ticket section below.

If you prefer to take charge your over-night yourself we have prepared a list of local providers here.

April 2019 Painting Workshop at Kilmacurragh with Rod Coyne

April 2019 Painting Workshop at Kilmacurragh

April 2019 Painting Workshop at Kilmacurragh with Rod Coyne is scheduled to catch the vibrant rhododendrons in full bloom at the Botanical Gardens, Kilmacurragh.

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

Painting demo by Rod Coyne at Kilmacurragh's Botanical Gardens.
Painting demo by Rod Coyne at Kilmacurragh’s Botanical Gardens.

April 2019 Painting Workshop at Kilmacurragh – 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

 

Painters map out the lights-&-darks to create the illusion of space in Kilmacurragh's Botanical Gardens with Rod Coyne.
Painters map out the lights-&-darks to create the illusion of space in Kilmacurragh’s Botanical Gardens with Rod Coyne.

April 2019 Painting Workshop at Kilmacurragh – 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 to 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 € 25 per day. Students can also hire easel & drawing-board combination at a rate of €10 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.

Previous Painting Workshop – Testimonial

April 2019 Painting Workshop at Kilmacurragh – Accommodation

We can provide accommodation through local B&B and Hotel partners. You’ll see an option in the ticket section below.

If you prefer to take charge your over-night yourself we have prepared a list of local providers here.

 

 

Rod Coyne Returns to the RDS in Art Source 2018

Rod Coyne Returns to the RDS in Art Source 2018

Our resident artist Rod Coyne returns at Art Source this year will show a selection of work from key phases during the past decade. His return to the RDS has been a long time coming, he exhibited at the inaugural art fair Art Ireland as it was known 2000, and now he’s back with paintings unrecognizable to what he was showing at the turn of the millennium. You’ll find Rod on stand A9.

The official Art Source 2018 banner.

Rod Coyne at Art Source – Free Tickets

We have a limited number of tickets available for both the sneak preview on Thursday evening the 8th and for weekend tickets Friday through Sunday. Just follow this link to booking page to order yours. Please note there is a  maximum two tickets per order. So tell your arty friends and make a day of it; there will something for everyone’s taste.

Marc O'Sullivan birds eye view of the exhibition in previous years.

Rod Coyne at Art Source – Stand A9

There are one hundred exhibitors at Art Source this year and it can often be hard to find the one your looking for before your feet tire and its time to sit down. But Rod’s stand is really easy to find: walk from the main entrance towards the back left of the hall and you’ll find Rod’s pitch opposite the stairs in the left-hand corner. And as it happens there is a seating area right there too.

Main hall layout with an "X" marking Rod Coyne's stand.
“X” marks the spot where you’ll find Rod and his art, Stand A9.

Rod Coyne at Art Source – 100 for €100

Art Source have asked each of the artists at Art Source to create one original piece of artwork that they will sell at Art Source for just €100. This is a unique opportunity for visitors to Art Source to acquire a specially commissioned piece of art from some of Ireland’s best known and most talented artists for an extremely affordable price.
As each participating artist will only have one piece available for €100 there is a limited number of these artworks available, and when they’re gone, they’re gone! So, make sure to come early to Art Source and see if you can snap one up!

Rod Coyne at Art Source – Art Fair Details

See the Art Source website here.

Dates and Times

Friday November 9th: 11am-9pm
Saturday November 10th: 10am-6pm
Sunday November 11th: 10am-6pm

Telephone: (01) 670 2186
Email: info@artsource.ie

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Admission

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Adults: €10
OAP’s: €8
Children under 16 accompanied by a parent or guardian: Free (this does not apply to school groups)
Group discounts available for 10 or more. Only available if booked in advance of the show. Please contact us on +353 1 670 2186.

Re-admission Pass
If you have not had enough time to browse through the whole show, and would like to return on another day, please visit the Organizers’ Office before you leave to claim your free re-admission pass.

There will be car parking available onsite which is provided by the RDS.

Public Transport

Dublin Bus
Bus Routes 4, 4A, 5, 7, 7A, 8, 18, 27X, 45 all have stops on Merrion Road beside the entrance to the show. See www.dublinbus.ie for further details.

Aircoach
The RDS is also served by the Aircoach with stops on Merrion Road and Simmonscourt Road. See www.aircoach.ie for further details.

Dart
The nearest Dart Station to the RDS is Sandymount. This station is a 10 minute walk from the RDS.

Wrapping Service

We offer a complimentary wrapping service for purchases made at the show.

SOLD OUT – 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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