This is an exclusive opportunity to learn some of the methods of impressionistic ‘alla prima’ landscape painting at one of Ireland’s finest 19th-century mansions, formal gardens and estates.
The focus of the workshop will be on creating vivid and accurate painterly sketches, painted directly from the motif. Students will learn the secrets and benefits of working sight-size and learn methods and principles behind colour mixing, to ensure the colours stay true to the subject.
Fota House is Ireland’s finest example of Regency period architecture with superb neoclassical interiors. Its internationally recognised arboretum and gardens are a haven for relaxation and enjoyment – the perfect place to paint! We will also be working in one of the beautiful late Victorian glasshouses in the Victorian Working Garden before moving outdoors into the formal gardens and estate.
The organisers would like to thank Irish Heritage Trust, who manage Fota House, and the Office of Public Works, who care for the arboretum and gardens, for their kind permission to use Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens for this event.
Instructor: Brian Smyth
Medium: Oil paint
Class Size: 10 max. (limited places)
Dates: 24 – 26 May 2019
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm each day
Fee: € 350
Location: Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens, Fota Island, Co. Cork
Booking: Contact 087 660 9644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org