Saturday, May 11, 2013

The 2013 Art Workshop Season is well under way !

 Coming up this merry month of May !
ACRYLICS    1 day  €55     tutor Trudi Doyle   -Complete a painting each  day.( For beginners and improvers ) MAY ( one day) — Saturday 25th
WATERCOLOUR  MASTER CLASS 1day  €55 - tutor Trudi Doyle                                                            
  MAY   Sunday 26th  
Places avilable 
Summer School photo 2012 (Places avilable 2013) 
This year there are workshops in Watercolour, Oils, and Acrylics at very competitive reduced prices and  Drawing days for €45 . 

 by popular demand my CHILDRENS SUMMER SCHOOL is back ! 
AND a new Painting Holiday  on the  lovely Innisheer,  Aran Island in August.

 I hope you find something  in the programme to excite you  and  fire your enthusiasm to create ! I am looking forward to meeting  old  friends and making many new ones in 2013. 
WATERCOLOURS 1 day €55  tutor Trudi Doyle 
 Whether you are an apprehensive beginner  or have some experience but feel at sea in this medium, this day will  help you develop a range of simple techniques in watercolour. How to use  & mix  colour, lay washes, paint wet in wet  & compose a painting , all demonstrated in an easy paint along method , reinforcing your understanding of this  beautiful medium  giving you the confidence  to produce paintings to be proud of . Complete  at least one painting and several sketches

JULY - Sunday 28th    1 day €55    
(   Booked with Drawing  day  Sat July 27th -$95)

  SEPTEMBER   - Sunday 15th   1 day €55    

2OIL PAINTING          2 days  €110  tutor Pat Maher
  Artist Pat Maher  is a master at capturing the elusive effects of light and shade  and a  patient and experienced tutor, who knows how to bring out the best in his students. He will include instruction in good composition, colour and tone with demonstrations and individual tuition. If you are starting out or want to develop a surer approach ,this is for you.        (Beginners  and Improvers) 
 Day 1 can be booked on its own. €55  
 SEPTEMBER - Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th

3. DRAWING  DAY   €45   tutor Trudi Doyle  

JULY - Saturday 27th
(Booked with Watercolour day -Sun 28th = €95) 
This basic drawing day will be enjoyed  by anyone taking their first creative steps and also by painters who  have  bypassed drawing These essential drawing techniques  will  improve and enrich your sketching and painting  more than you can imagine.

4.WATERCOLOUR  MASTER CLASS 1day  €55 - tutor Trudi Doyle 
 MAY   Sunday 26th  
  AUGUST- Monday 5th - Bank Holiday     

For those wishing to loosen up , enliven their work & stretch their knowledge of watercolour beyond the usual . Experiment with techniques &“tricks of the trade” such as masking , sponging , salt effects, cling film textures and mixed media. Learn the secrets of  transparent glowing watercolours & achieve fresh,  luminous and vibrant  paintings .                                                              
"Snow Blizzard in the Grove "
"A Haze of Poppies" detail  



5ACRYLICS    1 day  €55     tutor Trudi Doyle  

MAY ( one day) — Saturday 25th
SEPTEMBER ------ Saturday 14th             
-Acrylics are an  easy ,versatile medium.  
 Diluted with water, acrylics can be used  like watercolour  or  from the tube  they produce depthcolour similar to oils
Their quick drying nature allows  build  up of  layers faster than oils, their opacity means they  are forgiving of  mistakes, we will cocentrate on sketching and  painting technniques  learn thebasics  while completing a painting each  day.( For beginners and improvers )


6. CHILDRENS ART & NATURE SUMMER SCHOOL    (3 day) Age 4 to 11
Enjoy Art lessons in Painting , Drawing and Collage. Stimulate the imagination  by making wonderful creations from colourful 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

. Week  1
Tues 9th    Weds 10th   Thurs 11th   July 
From 10am to 2pm each day   

fee €55  
 ( all materials included)


 Tues 14th  Weds 16th  Thurs 17th   July
( Booking available only if week 1 is  full -please inquire

From 10am to 2pm each day    

 Classes are held in warm well lit  studio with large gothic  windows  looking out on a mature  leafy  garden , by  a quiet laneway  to scenic countryside .
MATERIALS please bring your own brushes , paints, paper   etc  However a basic selection is for sale at the studio.  A list of suggested materials will be sent to you on receipt of  booking.

 THE COURSES  Classes begin at 10am. Refreshments; teas, coffee etc.  available all day

 LUNCH BREAK 12.30 to 2PM.  You have a choice. Bring  your own packed lunch  or avail of  Lunch in local Restaurant Rathwood. FINISH AT 4PM - If classes run over time,  the studio remains open until 5 pm , relax,  finish your work or just browse through Trudi’s art books.
 ACCOMMODATION -list of  B&B’s / Hotels will be sent  to you by email  or post if required on completion of booking .

 BOOK by email click here to contact Trudi


Painting Holiday on Inisheer  off the Galway Coast
 An island of castles, holy wells and ancient Celtic sites.-

Sunday August 25th--Thursday 29th