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Courses at the Ó Dálaigh School of Painting

Our courses are ideal for beginners, improvers and experienced artists. You can choose to work in any medium ie.  acrylics, watercolours, pastels, oils or drawing. We  offer a range of course formats to suit your needs. All courses will help you develop observational and perceptual skills.                                                                                                                                                                                            




Workshop Dates 2019:      Wk/ends: May 25th-26th:   June 15th-16th :   July 6th-7th:              

                                     Weeks:  June 24th-28th:  July 15th-19th:  Aug. 5th-9th:   Sept.2nd-6th        

                                                                          Other dates can be arranged on request. 

Course Format:

2 and 5 day Workshops     Private Art Classes            One-to-One Master Classes

10.30: Talk and demonstration

11.30: Tea and coffee-complimentary

12.00: Instruction in painting skills

1.00: Lunch

2:00 Work on paintings

4.30: Finish

Tuition Fee: 2 days €150

Tuition Fee: 5 days €300 

Non refundable deposit 50euro on booking

10.30: Talk and demonstration

11.30: Tea and coffee-complimentary

12.00: Instruction in painting skills

1.00: Lunch

2:00: Exclusive use of the studio 

4.30: Finish

Friday: Exclusive use of the studio to

complete your work.  

Tuition Fee:  5 days €300. 

This programme is specially designed 

for people who may have demanding

schedules and find it difficult to

fit in with pre-set course dates.

You can discuss your needs with

Seosamh and schedule in a date

that suits you. You will of course

have exclusive use of the

Old Stable  Studio and Seosamh's undivided attention. 

                                                  Tea, coffee and light refreshments  may be purchased in our Coffee Shop. 

                                                  We also stock a small supply of artists materials ie. brushes, canvas and paint.

 2 and 5 day Workshops

The workshops are designed for people who want to come and learn to paint in a relaxed and informal atmosphere with other painters. The objective of the workshops is that you choose a medium from drawing, watercolours, acrylics, oils or pastels, and concentrate on mastering the use of that medium through creating your work during the course.

Private Art Classes

The objective of the private art classes is that you focus on a medium of your choice ie. watercolours, oils, acrylics, pastels or drawing, and concentrate on mastering the use of that medium through completing your work during the course. Private art class can be arranged.  

One-to-One Master Classes

The one-to-one master class programme offers you the opportunity to explore and further develop your art, after consideration of your goals  You can nominate your dates to fit in with your schedule. Seosamh will ensure you focus on exactly what  you need to move you forward. 

Disclaimer:The management do not accept responsibility for any loss, injury or damage how so ever occurring  off-site. 


The School


  The Old Stable Studio                                       

 The Painting School was established in 1985. The cosy atmosphere of the traditional, fully equipped Old Stable Studio - Stiúideo an Sean Stábla - c. 1850, is the perfect location for a painting break on The Wild Atlantic Way.It provides the ideal workspace for beginners and experienced painters to explore their creativity, hone their artistic skills, relax, unwind and experience the ever changing light of the Achill sky. The Studio with large, panoramic windows is perfectly situated on a sheltered inlet and overlooks  the magnificent Cleggan Mountain range, with views of Croagh Patrick to the South. It is on The Great Western Greenway walk/cycle track from Achill to Westport.

 The School has attracted eminent artists in the past. In 1999 the world-renowned Canadian artist Doris McCarthy RCA and Wendy Wacko, owner of the famous Whistler Gallery, enjoyed a week’s painting holiday at The Old Stable Studio. They returned for a month in 2004 to prepare for a major exhibition in Canada of scenes of Achill and the Curraun Peninsula, taking Achill’s beauty out to a broad international audience. 

Seosamh Ó Dálaigh, Doris McCarthy and Wendy Wacko, 2004
Dánlann Yawl Art Gallery. Owenduff, Tonragee, Achill, Co. Mayo. F28 Y9C5

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