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Home Painting School May 2024 Painting Workshop at Meeting of the Waters with Rod Coyne

May 4 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Avoca Painting School’s June Painting Workshop at the Meeting of the Waters with Rod Coyne is a chance to channel the spirit of the poet Thomas Moore in one of Wicklow’s best kept secrets.

We offer a €20 early-bird discount. So just scroll down to the bottom of this page to book your workshop ticket. Or you can purchase a voucher here for artistic friends & family.

Student’s depiction of the Avon Mor, upriver.

Painting Workshop at Meeting of the Waters – What’s provided?

1. Painting demonstration: from blank canvas to finished picture
2. Drawing tuition and guidance with an experienced, practicing artist
3. Technical advise on colour mixing and composition
4. Direction on interpreting light and reading the landscape
5. Practical suggestions for painting outdoors
6. Historical insights and views of the beautiful Wicklow scenery

Painting workshop students capture the river's light and movement with Rod Coyne at Meetings of the Waters.
Students capture the river’s light and movement with Rod Coyne at Meetings of the Waters.

Workshop Itinerary

We meet at this scenic Wicklow location at 10am. And then Rod Coyne will provide a painting demonstration to start the day. This demo is the perfect introduction so the group can start their own art works with confidence. Rod is on hand with tips and techniques for all students. And this know-how is designed to be appropriate to students individual level of skill.

There is a much needed break for lunch before completing the day’s work at 4pm. The emphasis is on enjoying the painting process through an informal and friendly atmosphere. As a result this workshop is suitable for beginners right up to experienced painters. Student are encouraged to learn from their peers, so that everyone can add to the group dynamic.

Painting Materials

We can provide a full set drawing & painting materials and equipment for the day at a surcharge of € 30 per day. Or students can simply avail of an easel & drawing-board combination at a rate of €15 per day. Please note both of these options need to be booked in advance using the ticket system below.  Alternatively students are welcome to bring their own materials and equipment. So must-have items such as paint, brushes, palettes,  canvas / paper, easels, drawing-boards, rags, jars and water (or solvents) will be needed. A list of essential materials is available here.

Please see our workshop T&C’s.

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Painting Workshop Video

Painting Workshop: Age Limit, Accommodation & Transport

Avoca Painting School do not  provide accommodation or transport. Our workshops are designed for adults, please do not book places for under 18’s.

We have prepared a list of local accommodation providers here,  to book your own over-night stay. And we recommend car hire or local taxi to get to each painting location.


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Workshop Fee: #2 2024
Outdoor Painting Workshop with Rod Coyne at stunning Wicklow painting locations. Early-birds avail of €20 discount by booking six weeks ahead. (Dates non-transferable).
8 available
Add Materials Package
Optional Extra: We supply all the materials and equipment you need for one day’s painting. Includes: easel, palette, brushes, acrylic paints, drawing materials and primed artist paper.
8 available
Easel and Drawing Board Hire
Optional Extra: If you have your own materials but need an easel & drawing board for the day – book here. (Please note: these are both included in the “Materials Package”).
10 available

Students are welcome to bring their own materials and equipment. A list of essential materials is available here.

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