Workshops

Please Join Us for the 2018 Festival 

You can take the first step by becoming a member of the Dublin Plein Air website for FREE

Next year’s Dublin Plein Air Painting festival runs from Monday 18th – Sunday 24th June 2018

Put it in your diary now !

 

Dublin Plein Air 2018 Workshops

You will be able to sign up to the Dublin Plein Air 2018 Workshops closer to the festival date. If you become a Dublin Plein Air member you will be the first to know when workshop registration opens.

Norman Teeling | Kate Kos | Dave West | Blaise Smith H.R.H. A | Jock Nichol | Henry Mc Grane | John Dinan

You can join these workshops to learn and improve your painting technics. Our workshop plein air artists will share their tips of the trade with you.

2017 Workshop Artists

Blaise Smith H.R.H.A Workshop

Please do join us for the 2018 Festival – Workshop Registration for 2017 is now Closed – 

Wednesday 21st June – Skerries

Blaise Smith has painted outdoors for many years and is known for his focus on the vernacular sheds and farmyards of the Irish country side. His paintings, up to eight feet wide, are painted on the spot over months and years and many are now in national collections such as the OPW and various County Councils. He recently completed a five metre (16 foot) wide panorama of Waterford City which now hangs in the City & County Hall. He also really enjoys the challenge of painting small landscapes in one sitting.
He is an elected member of the Royal Hibernian Academy and teaches at the RHA drawing School where he is Vice Principal.

Jock Nichol Workshop

Please do join us for the 2018 Festival – Workshop Registration for 2017 is now Closed – 

Thursday 22nd June – Malahide

Jock Nichol is a Scottish artist who regards the great outdoors as his studio. His preference is for forest scenes and shows a great patients in waiting for those fleeting chinks of sunlight coming through the branches. His speciality is acrylic paints and his workshop will concentrate on using these outdoors. Jock has lived for many years in county Offaly where he works and teaches.

Henry Mc Grane Workshop

Please do join us for the 2018 Festival – Workshop Registration for 2017 is now Closed – 

Friday 23rd June – Naul

For the past fifteen years of tutoring Henry has gained an intense understanding of painting from observation with oils. At the forthcoming Dublin Plein Air festival Henry will talk about avoiding hesitation when starting and allowing the early brushstrokes on the painting to lead you to the next stage of the painting. He will demonstrate the importance of getting the composition right and how “Observation” is the key to a beautiful painting. Having studied art in Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design. He started working with O’Sullivan Bluth Animation in Dublin. He went to Phoenix, Arizona in 1995, where he worked for 20th Century Fox Studios. He furthered his career whilst in Arizona by studying oil painting under the tuition of renowned American artists such as Josjua Fallik and Diane Leonard.

John Dinan Workshop

Please do join us for the 2018 Festival – Workshop Registration for 2017 is now Closed – 

Saturday 24th June – Rush

John Dinan has established himself as one of Ireland’s leading art teachers, and runs an annual programme of painting workshops in many locations, both in Ireland and in Europe. He has been represented in many of Ireland’s leading galleries for nearly forty years.
His paintings reflect his interest in strong shapes and colours, and his work is held in corporate and private collections in many countries, including Ireland, USA, UK, Germany, France, Italy and New Zealand.
He has been a prize-winner in the annual Wexford Plein Air Painting festival.