Saturday, February 6, 2010


This is my new 2010 list of ART WEEKENDS
at Bunbury Art Studio Ballyconnell Tullow Co Carlow Ireland

I have reduced fees to 2003 prices

1. WATERCOLOURS with Trudi Doyle
2 days €140 or 1 day €75

Whether you are an apprehensive beginner or have some experience but feel at sea in this medium of watercolours, this course will help you to develop a range of simple techniques; how to use & mix colour, lay washes and compose a painting. All will be demonstrated in Trudi's paint along method which will reinforce your understanding of how to handle this exciting and beautiful medium, giving you the confidence to produce paintings to be proud of. You should complete at least one finished painting and several sketches. SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS

MAY - Sunday 2nd & Mon 3rd (bank holiday)
JULY– Sat 10th & Sunday 11th
OCTOBER - Sat. 16th & Sun 17th

2.OIL PAINTING with Pat Maher 2 days €150

This weekend is tutored by award winning artist Pat Maher, a master at capturing the elusive effects of light and shade. He is a patient and experienced tutor who knows how to bring out the best in painters of all level of ability. He includes instruction on good composition, colour and tone with demonstrations and individual tuition. If you are starting out or want to develop a surer approach which can be adapted to suit your own personal style this course is for you. SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS

MAY - Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th

SEPTEMBER— Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th

3. ALL NEW -ART SAMPLE DAYS with Trudi Doyle 1 day €55

A chance to try Drawing & some Watercolours & Acrylics. Suitable for those who have always wanted to take up painting but haven’t got round to it.

This day will introduce you to basic drawing & painting techniques & skills on how to compose a painting and give you a taste of painting with watercolours & acrylics. All materials are supplied for the day and you will go home with a new insight and hopefully enough enthusiasm to continue painting.

You may bring your own materials if you prefer.

Materials supplied.

MAY - Sunday 30th 10 places

JULY Sunday 25th 10 places

OCTOBER Sunday 3rd 10 places

4.VIBRANT WATERCOLOURS with Trudi Doyle 2 days €140

For those who wish to loosen up and enliven their work and stretch their knowledge of watercolours beyond the usual. Learn to experiment with a variety of techniques and "tricks of the trade" e.g. sponging, masking, salt effects, cling film textures and the use of mixed media. Delight in the discovery of unexpected effects, keeping an open mind to happy accidents, finding ways of incorporating your new skills into your paintings whether abstract, figurative, landscape, still life, etc. Learn from Trudi the well kept secrets of transparent glowing watercolours and how to effortlessly achieve freshness and vibrancy in your paintings from now on.

JULY - Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th

AUGUST- Sunday 1st & Mon 2nd (bank holiday)

5. ACRYLICS with Trudi Doyle 2 days €140

Acrylics are an easy to use & versatile medium. Diluted with water they can be used like watercolour or used straight from the tube, they produce depth and colour similar to oil painting. Their quick drying nature allows the painter to build up layers of colour faster than oil paint and their opacity means that they are forgiving of mistakes. This workshop will include simple drawing skills and painting techniques, learning the basics while completing a simple painting

JUNE- Sunday 6th & Mon 7th (bank holiday)

SEPTEMBER - Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th

6. DRAWING DAYS tutor Trudi Doyle €55

Although ideal for someone taking their first steps in art , this basic drawing day will be enjoyed by painters who might have bypassed drawing and want to improve their draftmanship . Learn essential drawing techniques which will provide a solid foundation to build on & will develop good observational skills to enhance painting.

MAY - Saturday 29th

JULY- Saturday 24th


For boys and girls aged 4 to 11

Enjoy Art lessons in Painting , Drawing and Collage. Stimulate the imagination and encourage recycling by making wonderful creations from colourful textured papers, fabrics, found objects, beads & buttons in the studio. Also enjoy outdoor nature walks to encourage observation skills –weather permitting- and interactive fun and games in the garden. All Materials provided. Bring a packed lunch each day.

JULY -Tuesday 7th Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th €55

€10 off all 2 day adult course bookings before April 1st 2010

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