September Painting Workshop at Glendalough with Rod Coyne

September Painting Workshop at Glendalough with Rod Coyne

Avoca Painting School’s Painting Workshop at Glendalough with Rod Coyne is a chance to channel the spirit of St Kevin at one of Wicklow’s most stunning mountain lakes.

We offer a €20 early-bird discount. So just scroll down to the bottom of this page to book your workshop ticket. Or you can purchase a voucher here for artistic friends & family.

Photo dpicting a student makes the finishing touches at the end of a successful day's work from our Painting Workshop at Glendalough in 2019.
Student makes the finishing touches at the end of a successful day’s work from our Painting Workshop at Glendalough in 2019.

Painting Workshop at Knockanree Gardens – What’s provided?

1. Painting demonstration: from blank canvas to finished picture
2. Drawing tuition and guidance with an experienced, practicing artist
3. Technical advise on colour mixing and composition
4. Direction on interpreting light and reading the landscape
5. Practical suggestions for painting outdoors
6. Historical insights and views of the beautiful Wicklow scenery

Workshop host, Rod Coyne, completes his painting demo for eager students. There is a magical air on Glendalough's upper lake, a jewel of ire land's ancient east.
Workshop host, Rod Coyne, completes his painting demo for eager students. There is a magical air on Glendalough’s upper lake, a jewel of ire land’s ancient east.

Workshop at Knockanree Gardens Itinerary

We meet at this scenic Wicklow location at 10am. And then Rod Coyne will provide a painting demonstration to start the day. This demo is the perfect introduction so the group can start their own art works with confidence. Rod is on hand with tips and techniques for all students. And this know-how is designed to be appropriate to students individual level of skill.

There is a much needed break for lunch before completing the day’s work at 4pm. The emphasis is on enjoying the painting process through an informal and friendly atmosphere. As a result this workshop is suitable for beginners right up to experienced painters. Student are encouraged to learn from their peers, so that everyone can add to the group dynamic.

We can provide a full set drawing & painting materials and equipment for the day at a surcharge of € 25 per day. Or students can simply avail of an easel & drawing-board combination at a rate of €10 per day. Please note both of these options need to be booked in advance using the ticket system below.  Alternatively students are welcome to bring their own materials and equipment. So must-have items such as paint, brushes, palettes,  canvas / paper, easels, drawing-boards, rags, jars and water (or solvents) will be needed. A list of essential materials is available on request.

Please see our workshop T&C’s.

More about our workshops on Facebook and Twitter.

Previous Painting Workshop Slideshow

 

 

Painting Workshop Accommodation

Avoca Painting School can provide accommodation for you with our local B&B and Hotel partners. You’ll see a booking option in the ticket section below.

We have prepared a list of local providers here, if you prefer to book your own over-night stay.

August Painting Workshop at Meeting of the Waters

August Painting Workshop at Meeting of the Waters

Avoca Painting School’s August Painting Workshop at the Meeting of the Waters with Rod Coyne is a chance to channel the spirit of poet Thomas Moore on the banks of his beloved Avoca River.

We offer a €20 early-bird discount. So just scroll down to the bottom of this page to book your workshop ticket.

Photo of a student working in water colour during our August Painting Workshop in 2019.
Student working in water colour during our August Painting Workshop in 2019.

Painting Workshop at Meeting of the Waters – What’s provided?

1. Painting demonstration: from blank canvas to finished picture
2. Drawing tuition and guidance with an experienced, practicing artist
3. Technical advise on colour mixing and composition
4. Direction on interpreting light and reading the landscape
5. Practical suggestions for painting outdoors
6. Historical insights and views of the beautiful Wicklow scenery

Photo of students working in the sunshine on the banks of the Avoca River during our August Painting Workshop in 2019.
Students working in the sunshine on the banks of the Avoca River during our August Painting Workshop in 2019.

Workshop at Meeting of the Waters Itinerary

We meet at this scenic Wicklow location at 10am. And then Rod Coyne will provide a painting demonstration to start the day. This demo is the perfect introduction so the group can start their own art works with confidence. Rod is on hand with tips and techniques for all students. And this know-how is designed to be appropriate to students individual level of skill.

There is a much needed break for lunch before completing the day’s work at 4pm. The emphasis is on enjoying the painting process through an informal and friendly atmosphere. As a result this workshop is suitable for beginners right up to experienced painters. Student are encouraged to learn from their peers, so that everyone can add to the group dynamic.

We can provide a full set drawing & painting materials and equipment for the day at a surcharge of € 25 per day. Or students can simply avail of an easel & drawing-board combination at a rate of €10 per day. Please note both of these options need to be booked in advance using the ticket system below.  Alternatively students are welcome to bring their own materials and equipment. So must-have items such as paint, brushes, palettes,  canvas / paper, easels, drawing-boards, rags, jars and water (or solvents) will be needed. A list of essential materials is available on request.

Please see our workshop T&C’s.

More about our workshops on Facebook and Twitter.

Previous Painting Workshop Slideshow

 

 

Painting Workshop Accommodation

Avoca Painting School can provide accommodation for you with our local B&B and Hotel partners. You’ll see a booking option in the ticket section below.

We have prepared a list of local providers here, if you prefer to book your own over-night stay.

SOLD OUT – September 2019 Painting Workshop at Glendalough

September 2019 Painting Workshop at Glendalough

Rod Coyne’s September 2019 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.

Rod Coyne students discover the beauty of the Upper Lake in the Glendalough Valley.
Rod Coyne students discover the beauty of the Upper Lake in the Glendalough Valley.

September 2019 Painting Workshop at Glendalough – 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 2019 Painting Workshop at Glendalough – Itinerary

We meet at this scenic Wicklow location at 10am when Rod Coyne provides a drawing/painting demonstration which is a most noteworthy introduction before the group start their own art works. Throughout the day Rod always is on hand with individual tips and techniques as a result appropriate to each student’s level. There is a much needed break for lunch before finally completing the days work at 4pm. The emphasis is on enjoying the painting process in an informal, friendly atmosphere, and above all joining in the 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, hence 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, similarly 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.

September 2019 Painting Workshop at Glendalough – Testimonial from 2017

August 2019 Painting Workshop at Meeting of the Waters with Rod Coyne

August 2019 Painting Workshop at Meeting of the Waters

August 2019 Painting Workshop at the Meetings of the Waters with Rod Coyne is designed to capture the spirit of Thomas Moore. It was Moore who immortalised the river’s conjunction therefor putting the Vale of Avoca on the map for generations to come.

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

Students capture the river's light and movement with Rod Coyne at Meetings of the Waters.
Students capture the river’s light and movement with Rod Coyne at Meetings of the Waters.

August 2019 Painting Workshop at Meeting of the Waters – 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

August 2019 Painting Workshop at Meeting of the Waters – Itinerary

We meet at this scenic Wicklow location at 10am when Rod Coyne provides a drawing/painting demonstration which is a most noteworthy introduction before the group start their own art works. Throughout the day Rod always is on hand with individual tips and techniques as a result appropriate to each student’s level. There is a much needed break for lunch before finally completing the days work at 4pm. The emphasis is on enjoying the painting process in an informal, friendly atmosphere, and above all joining in the 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, hence 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, similarly 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

August 2019 Painting Workshop at Meeting of the Waters – Accommodation

We can provide accommodation through local B&B and Hotel partners so you’ll see this option in the ticket section below. Some people prefer to take charge of their over-night arrangements therefor we have prepared a list of local providers here.

July 2019 Painting Workshop at Meeting of the Waters with Rod Coyne

July 2019 Painting Workshop at Meeting of the Waters

July 2019 Painting Workshop at the Meetings of the Waters with Rod Coyne is designed to capture the spirit of Thomas Moore. It was Moore who immortalised the river’s conjunction therefor putting the Vale of Avoca on the map for generations to come.

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

Rod Coyne student's capture the perspective of the Avoca River at the Meeting of the Waters.
Rod Coyne student’s capture the perspective of the Avoca River at the Meeting of the Waters.

July 2019 Painting Workshop at Meeting of the Waters – 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

July 2019 Painting Workshop at Meeting of the Waters – Itinerary

We meet at this scenic Wicklow location at 10am when Rod Coyne provides a drawing/painting demonstration which is a most noteworthy introduction before the group start their own art works. Throughout the day Rod always is on hand with individual tips and techniques above all these are appropriate to each student’s level. There is a much needed break for lunch before finally completing the days work at 4pm. The emphasis is on enjoying the painting process in an informal, friendly atmosphere, and above all joining in the 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, hence 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, similarly 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

July 2019 Painting Workshop at Meeting of the Waters – Accommodation

We can provide accommodation through local B&B and Hotel partners so you’ll see this option in the ticket section below. Some people prefer to take charge of their over-night arrangements therefor we have prepared a list of local providers here.

 

Red Hot Stocking Fillers in Dublin.

New Works dressed in Red

Creating new “Rod Sees Red” canvases is always a pleasure for Rod Coyne. And knowing that these paintings will be going straight to exhibition makes it doubly sweet. So it’s no wonder that the artist got all excited when asked to join a Dublin Christmas show just as he was finishing his new series.

 

Christmas Stocking Fillers 2018

“Christmas Stocking Fillers 2018’, is a unique show at The Doorway Gallery where all the canvases are the same size and all under €500. This spectacular exhibition provides you with the rare opportunity to begin collecting works of art by your favourite artist, at very affordable prices. All of the gallery’s artists, throughout the year, have been working tirelessly towards this show, creating new work. This exhibition runs till 24th December 2018.

 

“Crimson County”

Image of "Crimson County" 20x25cm, acrylic on canvas.
Based on a Co. Mayo landscape Rod Coyne’s “Crimson County” 20x25cm, acrylic on canvas is a familiar yet decidedly odd Irish landscape.

“Downpatrick (Red)head”

Image of "Downpatrick (Red)head", 20x25cm, acrylic on canvas.

Coyne’s “Downpatrick (Red)head” is a modest 20x25cm but packs the punch of a heavyweight. It’s acrylic on canvas and has been dropping jaws since it went up on the wall in Dublin’s iconic Doorway Gallery.

“Achill Rouge”

Image of Rod Coyne's "Achill Rouge", 20x25cm, acrylic on canvas.
It’s no coincidence that the Wild Atlantic Way has been the darling of Irish tourism. Celebrating this wild beauty Rod’s “Achill Rouge” bows its head in awe. It’s a mere 20x25cm, painted in acrylic on canvas, and could be yours for €475.

“Copper Red Coast”

Image of Rod Coyne's painting "Copper Red Coast", 20x25cm, acrylic on canvas.
Not far south of the artists home Waterford’s “Copper Red Coast” is a gem in Ireland’s Ancient East. And Rod’s, 20x25cm, acrylic on canvas depicts it in full glory.

“Red Road”

Image of Rod Coyne's "Red Road", 20x25cm, acrylic on canvas.
It’s hard to image that the “Red Road” is not derived from the red planet, yet it truly is an Irish landscape given Coyne’s other treatment.

“Red County”

I.age of "Red County", 20x25cm, acrylic on canvas.
“Turning the landscape red has allowed me an opportunity to emphasize the Irish Sea’s natural palette of greens and the juxtaposition of the the two colours transfixes the viewer’s eye, “ according to Rod Coyne. This vibrating colour collision is nowhere more apparent than in his “Red County” painting, 20x25cm, acrylic on canvas.

Off the Wall

Rod Coyne's three canvases at the Doorway Gallery.
A selection of Rod’s new canvas displayed alongside some of the other great works available at the Doorway’s Christmas Stocking Filler exhibition.

 

Three of Rod Coyne's paintings on display in Doorway Gallery, Dublin.
Three of Rod Coyne’s paintings on display in Doorway Gallery, Dublin.

 

Find out full exhibition details here.

See what else Rod’s has been up to artistically on Facebook.

 

The Doorway Gallery opening hours for Christmas on 24 South Frederick Street

Monday – Saturday 10.30 – 6pm
Sunday 2-5pm for the month of December
Late night Thursday December 20th until 7.30pm
Late night Friday December 21st until 7.30pm
Saturday December 22nd 10.30 -6pm
Sunday 23rd December 2 – 5pm
Monday 24th December 10.30-3pm

Closed 25th – 7th January 2019

Gallery re-opens at normal working hours Monday 7th January 2019

Dare to be Different in 2019

This 2019 calendar shows Ireland in a radical new light. The artist didn’t just paint the town red he painted the whole country red. These images cover a journey from the Wild Atlantic Way to Ireland’s Ancient East and are illustrated with sophistication and elegance. Available from here for €20 including FREE SHIPPING.

 

As a little teaser Rod Coyne has put together a short 2019 calendar video…enjoy.

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“Blackwater” a plein air painting video by Rod Coyne

High speed a plein air painting with Rod Coyne: “Blackwater”

“I had a fantastic few days painting in the Tourin Estate, it’s a compelling blend of history and nature and an artist’s delight. This River Blackwater painting was just one of four paintings exhibited October 2016. You can read the full story here. The river which runs down to the sea at Dungarvin is a painters paradise.

“Thanks to the Kelly Family Band (beloved of The Barleyshakes) for a superb soundtrack 🙂 And a special thanks to Andrea Jameson and her wonderful sisters at Tourin House & Gardens.”

– Rod Coyne

Packing for Plein Air Painting

Packing for Plein Air Painting

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.

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The full one hour video is now available on DVD and Digital Download here.

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