Easter Courses

Easter Holiday Painting course at The Open Door Studio – April 2014

Come and paint with us this Easter holiday in a relaxed and pressure free atmosphere. Our studio is warm, bright and spacious on a wild meadow site by the sow river. Whether you are interested in landscape , still life or abstract painting we offer high quality tuition, in a friendly supportive environment.

The course will be a combination of studio work and outdoor painting (weather permitting). We are near the sea, forest, rolling countryside, scenic villages and the Blackstairs mountains for a wonderful painting holiday. Good food is available in the many pubs, coffee shops and restaurants in nearby Wexford and Enniscorthy.

Dates: Tuesday 22nd of April – Thursday 24th of April

Times: 10.00am – 4.30 pm each day.

Studio will remain open until 6.00pm for students who wish to continue painting.

Cost: 150 euro for three days or 60 euro per day

(bookings wil also be taken from students who wish to come for two days only)

Deposit of 50 euro secures a place on this course. Eight places only. (Deposit payable by Thursday 10th of April at the latest. You may use the payal facility on this site or post to our address (See contact details on our website).

Materials: students are expected to bring their own materials If you wish us to provide you with paints and brushes there is an additional charge of 20 euro.

Telephone – 053 9138921 or 087 7787377

Please phone Chris or Mary Claire for a chat about the course and more information.Alternatively send us an email.

Email: artstudioireland@gmail.com.


Course content

Students may explore landscape painting, still life, abstract painting floral painting, imaginative subjects etc. Students may paint in oils, acrylics or watercolours. Our course will be studio-based with the option of a paint-out on one of the days (weather permitting) if the group wishes.

We will provide painting subjects for exploration in the form of still life, flower subjects, landscape and of course our window ledges which are always crammed with interesing things to paint. The studio windows also frame some very paintable views.

Mary Claire (course tutor) will demonstrate the use of different colour pallettesĀ  (including some very interesting limited pallettes) and their effect on painting. She will also give an illustrated talk on how the greatest 20th century painters have used colour in their paintings. We will also look at techniques of painting and glazing oil paints over acrylics to build colour and textural interest in the painting. Students may select an area of personal interest to them to explore during the course. Many starting points will be provided.

Complete beginners are always welcome and will be specially catered for.

This course is mixed level and is suitable for both experienced painters and beginners



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