Artform School of Art, Saturday – Monday May 18th – 20th 2019 at 10:00am – 5:00pm


The course will explore the landscape of the local area and how you can create quick and effective paintings. Time will be divided between outdoor and indoor sessions.

Day 1: The morning of the first day will be spent in the studio with a tutorial looking at the components of a successful painting including subject and composition. During the afternoon you will go out into the local area concentrating on the essential elements of a ‘plein air’ painting and getting the right information down quickly with drawing materials.

Day 2: You will spend a short session in the studio looking at brushwork and technique in relation to rapid oil sketching. You will spend the rest of the day doing several oil sketches ‘en plain air’

Day 3: You will look at the oftentimes difficult aspect of finishing a painting.

In the morning Dave will go through the process of adding an additional ‘layer’ to the oil sketches and in the afternoon look at adding the finishing touches and balancing the final work.

* Cost does not include accommodation. Artform also provides an artist accommodation package.
Details on art materials required to participate in the course will be provided after signing up to the course.

Medium: oils
Participants: maximum 8
Course level: the course is suitable for all levels but please be aware that a basic competence in drawing & painting techniques is recommended.
Price: EUR 350
To book: please call +353 (0)87 7213146 or visit

ARTFORM School of Art, Lower Village, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford

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