August 2021 Painting Workshop at Meeting of the Waters with Rod Coyne

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. Or you can purchase a voucher here for artistic friends & family.

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.

September 2020 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.

Covid 19 Painting Precautions

Photo of Covid 19 workshop signage for Avoca Painting School.

About our Covid 19 painting precautions

We had to cancel our first three workshops in 2020 due to the Covid 19 travel and social distance restrictions. So clearly we were excited to get back to work with our first event in July at Kilmacurragh Gardens. Albeit we were forced to put our international students off till next year and hopefully rosier times. Below you’ll read our Covid 19 painting precautions & guidelines which were sent out to all students ahead of the event. The painting workshop passed off smoothly, so we have decided to continue with the same guidelines and these will for form the template for the final two paint-outs in August and September.

Photo of Civid 19 workshop signage for Avoca Painting School.
We are providing our own clear signage to keep reminding students to keep themselves and fellow students safe.

Dear Painters…

…due to the current pandemic we all need to take precautions to ensure our safety and the safety of others. We have drawn up a list of the relevant guidelines for our workshop. Please see these below, they are also attached as printable Word and PDF options.

Photo of Civid 19 workshop one-way-system for Avoca Painting School.
We are implementing a one-way system to allow for social distancing.

2020 Outdoor Painting Workshop Covid-19 Guidelines (18.07.2020).

We have requirements to observe while conducting our workshop during Covid-19. In principle the day’s format will change little from pre-Covid times but we ask you to participate responsibly, apply the Covid 19 painting precautions, so that we all feel safe to enjoy our painting time fully. We have a few advantages over other activities which simplify our obligations. Firstly, we are working outdoors, also we a are small group of maximum ten students and finally we have four months experience of the hygiene protocol.

Photo of Covid 19 workshop signage for Avoca Painting School.

On the day:

  • We will display signage to remind students & public alike to observe social distancing
  • We will have hand sanitiser available
  • We will be maintaining a list of students contact details in the event of contact tracing

We ask students to:

  • Please bring your own personal hand sanitiser
  • Please bring a mask (necessary if using the café or toilettes)
  • Please do not share your equipment or food
  • Please use the hand sanitiser provided after each visit to communal paint supplies (for students who have booked a materials package)
  • Please observe 2-meter social distancing
  • Please observe hand hygiene
  • Please observe coughing / sneezing etiquette
  • Please do not attend if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    • fever
    • dry cough
    • loss of taste or smell
Photo of painting demo at our first Covid 19 workshop for Avoca Painting School.
Photo of painting demo at our first Covid 19 workshop for Avoca Painting School.

 Contact Tracing:

Because some of you have booked for a friend or family member it is important that we have those persons’ contact details ahead of the workshop. We ask you now to confirm if the booking is for yourself or someone else. In the event the booking is for someone else please provide the name, mobile number, and email of that person. Please forward this info to info@avocagallery.com

Here is a link to the HSE Covid-19 contact tracing guidelines:

https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/testing/contact-tracing.html

Here is a link to the latest HSE Covid-19 guidelines: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/protect-yourself-and-others.html

We wish to thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding and look forward to meeting you all soon.

Avoca Painting School, Y14V527, Co. Wicklow, +353 (0)402 35555, info@avocagallery.com

CANCELLED – June 2020 Painting Workshop at the Meetings

POSTPONED

As of Friday we have an update of the Covid-19 travel restrictions for the coming months.

We must now confirm the postponement of our 27th of June 2020 painting workshop.

The painting workshop on the 4th of July is going ahead as planned and we are now taking bookings.

Link: https://avocagallery.com/event/july-painting-workshop-at-kilmacurragh-with-rod-coyne/

Likewise we expect to be going ahead with our August and September workshops as planned.

For those of you who had the workshop postponed you can now opt into one of the following workshops in July, August or September.

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.

CANCELLED – May 2020 Painting Workshop at Knockanree Gardens with Rod Coyne

POSTPONED

As of yesterday we have an update of the Covid-19 quarantine and social distancing extension till 18th of May.

We must now confirm a postponement of our 9th of May 2020 painting workshop.

We will revert with alternative dates shortly. In the meantime please keep safe and follow HSE/NHS advice.

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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.

CANCELLED – April 2020 Painting Workshop at Kilmacurragh with Rod Coyne

POSTPONED

As of yesterday we have an update of the Covid-19 quarantine extension till 5th of May.

We must now confirm a postponement of our 25th of April 2020 painting workshop.

We will revert with alternative dates shortly. In the meantime please keep safe and follow HSE/NHS advice.

 

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. Or you can purchase a voucher here for artistic friends & family.

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.

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

May 2019 Painting Workshop at Meeting of the Waters

May 2019 Painting Workshop at Meeting of the Waters with Rod Coyne is scheduled to catch the vibrant early summer colours and the valley’s forty shades of green.

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

Rod Coyne's stone bridge painting demo at the Meeting of the Waters.
Rod Coyne’s stone bridge painting demo at the Meeting of the Waters.

May 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

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.

May 2019 Painting Workshop at Meeting of the Waters – 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

May 2019 Painting Workshop at Meeting of the Waters – 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 (moved to 4th May!)

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.

*Please note this workshop is scheduled for May not April.*

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.