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Home Painting School Palette Knife Masterclass with Painter Rod Coyne

August 10 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Avoca Painting School’s August Painting Workshop at the Meeting of the Waters takes on a completely new departure with Rod Coyne’s palette knife masterclass. This class is designed for both students with general painting experience and advanced painters who want to add a new dimension to their work. This workshops will be plien air (outdoors), ala prima (painting wet-in-wet) and using oil paints only.

*Please note students will be required to bring their own materials. A list of essential materials is available here.

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.

artist rod coyne's triptych painting "summer solstice meeting of the waters" is shown here cropped for facebook.
“Meeting of the Waters” triptych 3x 18x24cm, oil on canvas by Rod Coyne.

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

1. Palette knife painting demonstration: from blank canvas to finished picture
2. Palette knife tuition and guidance with an experienced, practicing artist
3. A free copy of Rod Coyne’s “Secrets of the Palette Knife” DVD.
4. Direction on reading the landscape and creating a composition
5. Practical suggestions for painting outdoors
6. Technical advise on colour mixing with oil paints

Go painting with Rod: “Secrets of the Palette Knife” DVD.

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.

Workshop Materials

We cannot provide painting materials for this workshop. We can supply an easel & drawing-board combination at a rate of €15 per day. Please note these options need to be booked in advance using the ticket system below. So must-have items such as paint, palette knives, brushes, palettes, canvas, easels, drawing-boards, rags, jars and solvents turpentine will be needed. A list of essential materials is available here.

Please see our workshop T&C’s.

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Painting Workshop Demo

Palette Knife Painting Masterclass with Rod Coyne.

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 and DVD
Palette Knife Workshop Fee and DVD with Rod Coyne at stunning Wicklow painting locations. Early-birds avail of €20 discount by booking six weeks ahead. (Dates non-transferable).
10 available
Easel and Drawing Board Hire
Optional Extra: If you have your own materials but need an easel and drawing board for the day – book here. .
10 available

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

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