Masterclass and Holiday Courses Information:
Workplan: Students paint outdoors in the Irish Landscape every day, weather permitting. Tuition is from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM with a one hour break for lunch. (Bring your own thermos and packed lunch!). Master Classes: Kenneth Webb, RWA, FRSA, is one of Ireland’s leading artists, with paintings in collections world-wide. Until 1959, he was head of the painting school in the Ulster College of Art, and then resigned to found the Irish School of Landscape Painting. He has lectured for the extra-mural department for the Queens University, and at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Tate Gallery. As early as the 60’s, he was at the forefront of Art Tutoring and demonstrated live, for the first “learn to paint” programme on Irish TV. He has continued to demonstrate in all media and still keeps this active demonstration as major part of his teaching methods.
His daughter Susan Mary Webb ,DA, FILS, who was the Irish Art Expert for the Channel 4 Watercolour Challenge series, will be assisting Kenneth Webb in the turoring so that more attention can be given to each individual. The aim of the Master Class is for each student to develop a personal style. And it is essential that all applicants have had a basic training in the principles of design and composition, which is available through the Irish School of Landscape Paintings Holiday Courses. Every application must include photographs of current work, and details of previous study.
The minimum period of attendance necessary for membership of the Master Classes is five consecutive days for a fee of 550 Euro.
Master Class students usually book two consecutive courses and this is offered at a discounted rate of 1000 Euro for the full 10 days tuition. Full MasterClass fees must be paid well in advance of the class since space is limited. Clifden Master Classes are be limited to 10 students per class. Priority will be given to students who book two consecutive courses. The Clifden Master Classes held in May are particularly recommended for those wanting to paint wild flowers and the bogs.It is very important that you book space early, because these courses are limited in size and very popular. The dates given are full working days (10:30am to 5:30pm weekdays, 10.30am to 5:30pm Sundays).
Kenneth Webb reserves the right to cancel a Master Class, if necessary. Fees will be refunded, or alternative date given if it is possible.
All enquiries should be directed to Susan Webb.
Demonstrations: each 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. 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.
Transport: Transport from the recommended hotels to the studio can be arranged on request
Studios: Studios are always available in case the weather drives us indoors. Demonstrations indoors when necessary, as well as videotapes on painters and techniques are offered. A large selection of 35mm slides, videos and dvds which are used as lecturing aides.
Art Materials: Art Materials are available for sale at every centre. Easels and stools may be hired, if ordered. Sketching easels are sturdy but may break if mishandled and we regret any damage must be paid for. We only stock the best quality artists’ materials as we consider these to be the best value for money. Please bring with you pencils, eraser, notebook, paint rags and screw top jar.
Tuition Fees: Full fees must be sent with the booking form to arrive two weeks before the Course begins. Full fees will of course be accepted earlier, if convenient. If not sending full fees, a non-refundable deposit of 50 Euro must be sent to secure a place
The School cannot be held responsible for losses or expense occasioned thereby or for personal injury, damage or loss of property. We strongly recommend that you take out adequate insurance coverage for cancellations, health, baggage loss, etc.
Bookings not taken up cannot be transferred to another year. The School reserves the right to cancel any course owing to unforeseen circumstances. One month’s notice will be given and the fees refunded.