New York area based painter and sculptor Anya Kotler is collaborating with Irish musician and artist Billy O’Brien to create this 10 day painting workshop on the beautiful Dingle Peninsula. Daily painting trips will strengthen your work through various exercises and challenges out on the hills and rocky shores. Critiques, discussions, and readings will begin in the morning class, and the conversation continues in the evening at the vibrant local pubs, over a pint of Guinness and some great live music. We will use the Irish landscape as the vehicle through which to explore the challenges of artmaking. The vast, ancient and enigmatic landscape is simultaneously humbling, comforting and awe inspiring. It is not easy to seek something that belongs to us in such a grand subject – which is a struggle of artmaking in general that we will tackle throughout the course. On top of being an amazing stay in Dingle, this course will provide you with an environment that is both intensive, supportive, and fun, and challenge you to explore new approaches and directions, ask new questions, and invigorate your work.
- Dates: June 8 – 18th, 2022
- Maximum of 10 participants
- Most suitable for practicing artists, OR those with painting experience
- Ages 21+
Link for more info: https://anyakotler.com/ireland-workshop
Anya Kotler was born in Ukraine, grew up in Israel and studied painting at the New York Academy of Art. She has shown in solo and group exhibitions in the US and China, and was featured in multiple publications, including the recent issue of New American Paintings. Anya is a recipient of the NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship, and twice the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant. She is currently a professor at Hofstra University and has been teaching summer courses in Ireland for 5 years.
Website | https://anyakotler.com
Instagram | @anyakotler
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William Anthony O’Brien is an Irish artist based in Dingle, Ireland. He is a self taught painter, sculptor, musician and singer/songwriter.
Having lived in France, Italy, England and Scotland, and travelling extensively around Europe, Asia and the Americas, Billy finally settled on the Dingle peninsula after falling in love with the amazing land and seascape, and the vibrant bohemian and creative atmosphere of Dingle town. Throughout his travels, Billy studied and absorbed an array of cultural, musical, architectural and linguistic knowledge, and now offers his experience and understanding to canvas, song, music and sculpture, and is learning his native language Gaelic.