The Irish School of Landscape Painting
Masterclass, Weekend and Holiday Course Schedule for 2018
THE BLUE DOOR STUDIO WEEKLY CLASSES 2018
Tuesdays: 23rd and 30th January, 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th February
Thursdays: 18th and 25th January, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 1st March.
Tuesdays: 13th, 20th and 27th March and 10th, 17th, 24th April
Thursdays: 15th, 22nd and 29th March and 12th, 19th and 26th April.
Tuesdays: 11th, 18th and 25th September and 2nd, 9th, 23rd October
Thursdays: 13th, 20th and 27th September and 4th, 11th and 25th October.
Tuesdays: 6th, 13th and 27th November and 4th, 11th, 18th December
Thursdays: 8th, 15th and 29th November and 6th, 13th and 20th December.
€240 per term of 6 weeks, 1 class per week.
€420 per term of 6 weeks, 2 classes per week.
€540 per term of 6 weeks, 3 classes per week.
The Irish School of Landscape Painting, founded by Kenneth Webb in 1957, is the original and foremost Holiday Painting School in Ireland. Each summer the School offers courses in some of Ireland’s most breathtaking locations. With more than 50 years experience, these are chosen carefully, taking into account each participant’s skills.
PAINTING COURSES – Summer painting courses are conducted in Wicklow and Connemara by experienced professional artists, Kenneth and Susan Webb. Absolute beginners, as well as more advanced students, are equally welcome. Individual expression is encouraged in an instructive and friendly atmosphere.
WORKPLAN – Students paint outdoors every day, weather permitting. Permanent fully equipped comfortable studio available in case of inclement weather. Tuition is from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm with a one hour break for lunch. (Bring your own thermos and packed lunch!).
DEMONSTRATIONS- Each full day begins with a demonstration from the tutor in oils, watercolours, acrylics, gouache, or mixed media. Afterwards, he or she will help each student to a personal interpretation. The subject matter is constantly varied so that those joining for several weeks need not fear unnecessary repetition. Advanced students are encouraged to explore their own ideas and will receive advice as required. Special morning demonstrations in the Blue Door Studio begin at 11 am and finish at 1 pm after tea/coffee and cake and Q and A.
STUDIOS – Studios are always available in case the weather drives us indoors. Demonstrations indoors when necessary, as well as lectures and discussions using video of different artists and techniques.
BOOKINGS: A non-refundable deposit of 50 euros must be sent made payable to Susan Webb, at RiverRun Studio, Nun’s Cross, Ashford, Co. Wicklow, to secure place.
WEEKENDS FOR ART GROUPS: Special themed courses arranged by request. Reduced fee for groups of six plus booking together.
Susan is available to give demonstrations/lectures for local art groups.
ART MATERIALS – available locally. Hire of easel/stool by request only.
RIVERRUN: Course begins 10:30 am in RiverRun Studio, Nun’s Cross, Ashford, Co. Wicklow phone 0404 42884 or 0872561074
CONNEMARA: Courses begins at 10:30 am in Ballinaboy Studio, Ballinaboy, Clifden, Co. Galway phone 095 21891 or 087 2561074.
DUBLIN: Courses begin at 10:30 am in The Blue Door Studio, 16 Prince Of Wales Terrace, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. phone 0834577220
EXHIBITIONS: An exhibition of paintings by tutors and some of our members will run at Alcock and Brown’s Gallery, Main Street Clifden, Co. Galway from May to September annually. Also at the Heritage Centre in Ashford, Co. Wicklow and in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
MASTERCLASS: These classes take the student to a more advanced level which includes abstraction – colour and texture. These are the original MASTERCLASSES, conducted under the personal supervision of Kenneth Webb and Susan Webb.
FRANCE/ITALY: If you are interested in a painting holiday in Italy or France call Susan on 083 4577220.