Adult Courses

Adult Oil Painting Courses for 2017

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Options: Two-Day Courses, Wednesday Morning Class, Tuesday or Thursday Weekly Night Class – See Below For Dates

Step by step painting, using the palette knife
Step by step painting, using the palette knife
Killarney National Park . Spring Oil Painting Workshop
Killarney National Park . Spring Oil Painting Workshop
Courses dates can be by special arrangement
Courses dates can be by special arrangement

Booking

For weekly night classes and weekly morning classes please phone for availability. Suitable for beginner and intermediate painters. On-line booking for September classes will start at the end of July. Next block starting week beginning September 18th 2017.

For weekend courses, please click here, or give me a call on 085 7773538

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Schedule

Step-by-step classes are held in Killarney. We work from photographs and also a finished painting that I have prepared. We paint together and I  demonstrate each stage as we go along, explaining and analysing the techniques I use, which will be a mixture of brush & palette knife. We cover a variety of techniques and styles.

Course Notes: A sheet of class notes will be given to participants at each course, which will summarise all the points made during the course, including tips on colour mixing, composition, palette knife & brush techniques.

Painting is hungry work and we have plenty of tea and coffee.... Pat usually bakes some of his famous banana bread for us!
Painting is hungry work and we have plenty of tea and coffee.... Pat usually bakes some of his famous banana bread for us!
The Studio
The Studio
July 2015 weekend course
July 2015 weekend course

Two-Day Courses-weekends

Two-day adult courses run from Saturday to Sunday, usually one weekend per month at my studio in Clonkeen near Killarney. Tuition is from 10:00am each day until 1.00pm. Tea, coffee & biscuits are provided. Cost is €95 excluding paints, or if you would like to use studio paints, these can be supplied at an additional cost of €5.00 per day. View the course dates for 2017 weekends below:

  • Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th February 2017 –  Spring Bluebell Woods with Puddle!!
  • Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th March 2017  Early Morning Walk Through The Bluebell Woods!
  • Saturday 22nd– Sunday 23rd April 2017 – Rhododendron Reflections!
  • Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st May 2017 – Landscape: The Gap of Dunloe, Killarney!
  • Saturday 8th – Sunday 9th July 2017 – Landscape: Summer woodland stream!
  • Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th August 2017 – Landscape: Green Boat on Lough Leane, Killarney!
  • Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th September 2017 – Impressionist techniques Sous Bois!
  • Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th October 2017 – Autumn Landscape, Killarney National Park!
  • Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th November 2017 – Autumn Landscape, Killarney National Park!
January 2015 weekend course. Monet's Magpie arrives in The Demesne, Killarney!.jpg
January 2015 weekend course. Monet's Magpie arrives in The Demesne, Killarney!
That's me on the right standing up.
The Cherry Blossom Walk, Killarney
The Cherry Blossom Walk, Killarney
Jack B Yeats The Liffey Swim!
Jack B Yeats The Liffey Swim!
Boats at Ross Castle 16x20"
Boats at Ross Castle 16x20"
The July Course: The Wild Atlantic: Daisies at Inch Beach
The July Course: The Wild Atlantic: Daisies at Inch Beach
The Goose Girl
The Goose Girl

Wednesday Morning Classes 2017

Starting back on Wednesday 20th September 2017, working in blocks of 7 weeks through the year. There will be two sessions, 9:30-11:30am or 12 -2pm.

We work step-by-step, and this class is for beginner and intermediate painters, and is held in KDYS in Killarney. Canvasses, use of easels and the all-important tea, coffee & biscuits are provided. Paints can be supplied for an additional €2 to €5 per class. Course cost €175 for 7 classes.

Alfred Sisley
Alfred Sisley
Muckross House and Gardens. Session 1, 2 and 5
Muckross House and Gardens. Session 1, 2 and 5

Tuesday and Thursday Night Classes 2017

Night courses for beginners and intermediate painters run two nights a week in blocks of 7 weeks. We  are starting a new block of classes on Tuesday 19th and Thursday 21st September from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. On line booking will start at the end of July. It’s a popular time of year, so do book early.

Classes run through the year to June 2018 , with breaks for Christmas and Easter. Classes are all step-by-step where I demonstrate each stage as we go along. Please phone to check availability, or book on line from July.

For September 2017, we’ll be starting with a seascape. Detail tbc! Last September we started with a painting of Valentia Lighthouse set against a stormy seascape! Lots of crashing waves and layers of white foaming paint!! We then went on to paint Yeat’s Liffey Swim (brilliant job done by all!), followed by a bluebell woodland scene, and some floral painting. Another time we worked from a painting by Alfred Sisley ‘The Banks of the Canal du Loing at Saint-Mammes’! Lovely impressionist techniques, using the brush and some palette knife. We work step-by-step, and this class is for beginner and intermediate painters, running from KDYS in Killarney. Canvasses, use of easels and the all-important tea, coffee & biscuits are provided. Paints can be supplied for an additional €2 to €5 per class. Course cost €175 for 7 classes.

We cover a variety of styles and techniques, and there’s always something new. I’m happy to say there are a lot of regulars who come to the classes, including one lady who has been coming for the last 10 years! There are always new folk joining too, and we are a sociable bunch, with a night out to a a local restaurant twice a year. We paint with the seasons, one recent  painting was a bright and colourful autumn river scene using the palette knife. We have also worked on a series Impressionist Masterpieces! So far we have painted’ The Skiff’ by Renoir (see below), ‘Irises’ by Monet, and Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’. Just for a bit of variety, in September last year we combined Monet’s Beach at Argenteuil with a background of Rossbeigh. We took the same approach for the course in January 2015, where we re-created Monet’s ‘Magpie’, a most beautiful snow scene, and combined it with our Killarney Demesne!

Night Class Feb 2014. Impressionist session focusing on Renoir's painting 'The Skiff'
Here the painting is near completion!