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.

July Painting Workshop at Kilmacurragh with Rod Coyne

July 2020 Painting Workshop at Kilmacurragh

Avoca Painting School’s July Painting Workshop at Kilmacurragh with Rod Coyne is scheduled in time to catch the vibrant fauna in full bloom at these Botanical Gardens.

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

Photo of students enjoy working in the sunshine at the July Painting Workshop from 2019.
Students enjoy working in the sunshine at the July Painting Workshop from 2019.

Painting Workshop at Kilmacurragh – 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 os student "plein air" set up at the July Painting Workshop from 2019.
Student’s “plein air” set up at the July Painting Workshop from 2019.

Workshop at Kilmacurragh 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.

June Painting Workshop at the Meetings with Rod Coyne

June Painting Workshop at Meeting of the Waters

Avoca Painting School’s June 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 happy painting students at the end of the day from the June Painting Workshop in 2019.
Happy painting students at the end of the day, photo from the June 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 depicting a student using a view finder to create a balanced composition from the June Painting Workshop in 2019.
Student using a view finder to create a balanced composition from the June 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.

May Painting Workshop at Knockanree Gardens with Rod Coyne

May Painting Workshop at Knockanree Gardens with Rod Coyne

Avoca Painting School’s Painting Workshop at Knockanree Gardens with Rod Coyne is a chance to channel the spirit of the Orient in one of Wicklow’s best kept secrets.

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 for artistic friends & family.

Painting is relaxing in the afternoon sun with Rod Coyne at Knockanree Gardens.
Painting is relaxing in the afternoon sun with Rod Coyne at Knockanree Gardens.

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

Photo depicting students set about capturing the red Japanese bridge nesting in lush greens at our Workshop at Knockanree Gardens in 2019.
Students set about capturing the red Japanese bridge nesting in lush greens at our Workshop at Knockanree Gardens in 2019.

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.

April 2020 Painting Workshop at Kilmacurragh with Rod Coyne

April 2020 Painting Workshop at Kilmacurragh

Our April 2020 Painting Workshop at Kilmacurragh with Rod Coyne is scheduled in time to catch the vibrant rhododendrons in full bloom at these Botanical Gardens.

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

Photo of two students depicting a carpet of pink petals at the Kilmacurragh outdoor painting workshop.

Students depicting a carpet of pink petals at the Kilmacurragh outdoor painting workshop.

Painting Workshop at Kilmacurragh – 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 work in progress at the Painting Workshop at Kilmacurragh.
Students work in progress at the Painting Workshop at Kilmacurragh.

Workshop at Kilmacurragh 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 start their own art works in confidence. Rod is on hand with  tips and techniques for all students. And these are designed to be appropriate to students individual level of skill.

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 and friendly atmosphere. As a result his workshop is suitable for beginners right up to experienced painters. Student are encouraged to learn from their peers, so everyone adds to the group dynamic.

We can provide  a full set drawing and 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,  canvas / paper, easels, drawing-boards, rags, jars and 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.

Painting Holiday 2019 with Avoca Painting School

Rod Coyne hosts our Painting Holiday 2019 and this year’s will be 15th till 19th July at stunning painting locations around Avoca, County Wicklow, the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Early-birds avail of €100 discount by booking six weeks ahead.

To see our painting locations in a 5-day slide show click on the play button above.

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.

 

Rod Coyne's painting demo depicts the river's light and movement at Meetings of the Waters.

Rod Coyne’s painting demo depicts the river’s light and movement at Meetings of the Waters.

Painting Holiday 2019 – dedicated me-time

Avoca Painting School’s Painting Holiday 2019 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.

A Photo of students painting in the sunshine beside a tranquil stream in Knocanree Gardens, Avoca.
Painting at the Knockanree is just one location in Rod Coyne’s Painting Holiday 2019.

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 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.

Happy painting students with their tutor, Rod Coyne, team photo.

 

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.