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Painting Holidays 2016

July 11, 2016 @ 10:00 am - July 15, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

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Painting Holidays with Avoca Painting School

Rod Coyne hosts our Painting Holidays and this year’s will be 11th till 15th July 2016  at stunning painting locations in County Wicklow.

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


Painting Holidays – dedicated me-time


Avoca Painting School’s painting holidays allow 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 Holidays – Rod’s take


“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.









July 11, 2016 @ 10:00 am
July 15, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
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