Adult Courses

Adult Oil Painting Courses for 2017

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Options: Weekly classes in KDYS Killarney or weekends at my studio in Clonkeen

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. Next block starting week beginning January 20th 2018, please phone or email for details. Spaces available! For weekend courses, please click here, or give me a call on 085 7773538 For Gift Vouchers, please click here.

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.

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 2018

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 €110 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 2018 weekends below:

  • Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th February 2018 –  Bluebell Woods- The Goose Girl
  • Saturday 31st  March – Sunday 1st April 2018  Bluebell Woods- Muckross, Killarney
  • Saturday 5th and– Sunday 6th May 2018 –  Monets Irises
  • Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th July 2018 – Seascape: Rossbeigh  Summer Sunrise!
  • Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th August 2018- Deenagh Lodge, Killarney
  • Saturday 29th Sunday 30th September 2018 –  Autumn Landscape!
  • Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th October 2018 – Autumn Landscape!
  • Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th November 2017 – Snow scene, the Demesne, Killarney!
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

Floods at Ross Island 23x23cm
Autumn Colour! November classes

Starting back on Wednesday 22nd November 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 21st and Thursday 23rd November from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, please phone or email to book.  Next painting: Autumn Colour 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.  

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!