First the good news; we intend re-starting our workshops after the last of the national travel restrictions are lifted at the end of this month. The painting workshop on the 25th of July is going ahead as planned and we are now taking bookings. Likewise we expect to be going ahead with our August and September workshops as planned.
The bad news; as of Friday we have an update of Ireland’s Covid-19 travel restrictions for the coming months. We must now confirm the cancellation of our 27th of June 2020 painting workshop. Likewise we are cancelling our 2020 five-day painting holiday.
RADIO ROD…got an amazing plug and nearly crashed the car. Avoca Painting School vouchers come in for special attention by Aiofe Barry on the Marian Finucane Show under the heading “Experience Gifts” and score 10 out of 10. See our gift Vouchers here.
“Exactly one year ago I’m bumper to bumper in Xmas shopping traffic, killing time with the radio on. Marian Finucane is on RTE Radio 1 and she’s examining the world of “Experience Gifts” with journalist Aiofe Barry. During the intro the presenter mentions the various categories coming up and among them is the “painting experience”. Cynically I chuckle to myself saying “…imagine they pick the the Avoca Painting School, like there’s no way that’s going to happen…” I am so convinced that fate owes me nothing that I nearly rear-end the car in front when Aiofe Barry launches into “…And for painting I’ve chosen the Avoca Painting School run by Rod Coyne…”
In future I promise not to be so cynical and thank the gods of fate for
every endorsement they pass my way. Merry Christmas everyone.” – Rod
Aiofe Barry reported: “Avoca painting school, run by Rod Coyne. You can buy vouchers online: avocagallery.com/
You will receive your Gift Voucher as an email containing a unique coupon code, the recipient must use that code to book their chosen workshop online. Courses cost up to €100. A lot of these courses are outdoors in Wicklow, the Botanical gardens, at The Meeting of the Waters…Also, if you book early there’s a €20 discount. “
RTE1: Rod on the Radio. Marian Finucane discusses Avoca Painting School with journalist Aiofe Barry. They endorse our gift vouchers and celebrate the new “Experience Gift” culture for creative, adventurous types. National broadcaster transmitted this edition on the 22nd of December 2018.
weblink to show: https://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/html5/#/radio1/10977350
Imagine your day’s work is to paint the landscape in front of you. Imagine your looking at a stunning vista in the Garden of Ireland. Imagine a dedicated artist of 30 years experience is going to first demonstrate the process from A – Z and then take you by the hand step-by-step. You’ve just imagined a day workshop with Avoca Painting School hosted by Rod Coyne.
Time to learn to paint
Avoca Painting School offer you the chance to learn to paint landscape plein air. Facilitated by Rod Coyne the five-day-workshop will give you an intense insight to being creative outdoors. During decades working outdoors Rod has built up techniques to roll with the elements while chasing clouds and light across the canvas, and these can become yours while painting under his wing.
Single days now also available!
Avoca Painting School’s 5-day painting break runs from the 15th till the 19th of July 2019. Now you can book one or more days individually. Check the list of dates and locations below email us to book yours.
July 15th – 19th 2019, five days 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Five scenic Wicklow locations Wicklow, Ireland
(Please note these are planned locations and may be subject to change).
Outdoor Painting Holiday Day 1 Monday, July 15th , 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Meeting of the Waters, Meeting of the Waters, Wicklow, Ireland
Outdoor Painting Holiday Day 2 Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Glendalough, Upper Lake, Glendalough, Wicklow, Ireland
Outdoor Painting Holiday Day 3 Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Kockanree Garden, Avoca, Wicklow, Ireland
Outdoor Painting Holiday Day 4 Thursday, July 18th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Avoca Handweavers, Avoca, Wicklow, Ireland
Anchor your composition and you will always be rewarded. Using a view finder and taking time to plan what you want to paint and you’ll be starting on a solid composition foundation. Rod Coyne shares his painting plan. The full one hour video is now available on DVD and Digital Download here.
With over 25 years experience, Rod Coyne is considered one of the most exciting landscape painters in Ireland today. This DVD and download is about spontaneity, visual composition, and trusting your impulse. If you want to loosen up your landscape painting style or sit back and Rod do the work – this master-class is for you. With his affable approach, this artist will inspire painters and Ireland fans alike.
There’s more to “Secrets of the Palette Knife” than just painting. Spend a day with artist Rod Coyne in the spectacular surroundings of the “Garden of Ireland”. He invites you to his plein air studio on a hidden shore of the Avoca River. In this 60 minute film the artist shares a both hypnotising and meditative insight into the process of creating a picture from beginning to end. Coyne’s expert guidance into palette painting will whisk you along just as the River flows through the Vale of Avoca.
The full one hour video is now available on DVD and Digital Download here.
Rod Coyne shares what he’s packing for plein air painting these days. The full one hour video is now available on DVD and Digital Download here.
With over 20 years experience, Rod Coyne is one of the most exciting landscape painters in Ireland today. This DVD is about spontaneity, visual composition, and trusting your inner impulse. Whether you want to loosen up your landscape painting style or sit back and rod do the work – this master-class is for you. With his affable approach, this artist will inspire painters and Ireland fans alike.
There’s more to “Secrets of the Palette Knife” than just painting. Spend a day with artist Rod Coyne in the spectacular surroundings of the “Garden of Ireland”. He invites you to his plein air studio on a hidden shore of the Avoca River. In this 60 minute film Coyne shares a both hypnotising and meditative insight into the process of creating a picture from beginning to end. The artist’s expert guidance into palette painting will whisk you along just as the River flows through the Vale of Avoca.
The full one hour video is now available on DVD and Digital Download here.
“Recently we tried some really cool painting exercises in the Avoca Painting School with a 3 minute colour sketch in acrylic paint. I’ll really recommend this exercise for anyone wanting to loosen up the brush stokes, you’ll be amazed how much you can depict in such a short time”, says Rod Coyne.
Heather Humphreys, Minister of Arts, enthusiastically lauds Rod Coyne for his artwork and his success with the Avoca Painting School. It was a full house at Origin Gallery, Dublin, when she revealed her pleasure with Coyne’s private lesson undertaken earlier in 2015. “It was somewhat ironic teaching the Minister of Arts to paint, but she took quite naturally to the challenge, and produced a great piece to the benefit of the Cill Rialaig Charity. I am so grateful to her for launching my exhibition tonight” – Rod Coyne.
We have places available in our Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning classes. Now enrolling for Avoca Painting School’s 6 – week studio drawing and painting course. Rod Coyne will give painting demonstrations and tuition for beginners and advanced painters which runs once weekly from 3rd & 4th November through 10th December, Tuesday mornings, afternoon or evenings, and Wednesday mornings.
Rod will be taking students through creating a painting on canvas from start to finish. This includes stretching and priming canvas, compositional studies and building oil over acrylic paints.
The classes are suitable for beginner and advanced painters, as Rod will be going through the basics towards achieving a finished piece, “my aim is not to teach students paint in my style, but to be a facilitator opening doors to each students individual creativity”. The course content will include drawing and observational skills, composition, tonal and colour studies.