Painting Workshops

A three-day painting and creativity workshop to show you how to create good compositions, the technique to paint them, and the confidence to enjoy every minute.

It will be a multi-level workshop so whatever stage you are at in your painting journey is just fine and it will be fun and relaxed.

This relaxed and fun course includes:

Informal, encouraging & attentive guidance for every student, provided by Róisín

How you will benefit:

gain confidence in your talent

maximise your limited painting time

be less critical of your work

loosen up and have fun

What you will learn:

sketching technique - to help you see and understand your subject

the principles of good composition - avoid the mistakes most artists make

how to use tonal value - to create depth and contrast

colour theory and mixing - avoid muddy colours

to work with both the brush and knife - creating fresh vibrant marks

how to incorporate texture and energy into your work

and lots more!

This course is for you if:

You want to learn how to paint or ‘loosen up’ in your creative approach

You want to explore your creativity but lack the confidence to do so on your own

You want to get away from it all and immerse yourself in a fun, creative environment

You want to train your eye and improve your accuracy and confidence in oil painting

You want to try a different medium to explore your creativity or artistic practice




Mornings will be spent in illustrated teaching sessions with Róisín and working on painting exercises. We break for tea/coffee and chats mid morning.


After lunch, the afternoons will be spent working on individual paintings and watching painting demos by Róisín. Once again, we will break for coffee and chats in the afternoon.

What’s included:

3 day workshop

Classic painting tuition

Painting demonstrations in oils

Morning and afternoon tea, coffee and Lunch each day

Solvents (zest-it) can be provided free of charge if you are flying.

If you are travelling Róisín can provide an easel, by prior arrangement.

Not included:

Travel & accommodation

Art materials *

* See list of materials here

* If you cannot bring paints and canvases, Róisín can provide them for you at a charge of €55 euro to include: 4 small canvas boards, pencils/charcoal, acrylic & oils as needed, & solvent. You will need to bring your own brushes and anything else you need.

What can you expect?

Róisín is not just an artist. She has many years of experience in giving workshops and teaching.

From the serious business of passing on the tradition of creativity to the simple joy of painting, Róisín is committed and passionate about teaching, sharing and living creativity.

Although many artists attend, you do not have to be an experienced artist to attend or enjoy the weekend. It will be a down to earth, inclusive experience, designed to bring people together for the joy of painting, some serious learning and good company.

These weekend workshops are now in their eleventh year, with many attendees returning year after year.


Lunch and refreshments are included.


Materials are not provided. Full materials list is provided.

Past Workshops

Cork, Ireland

Friday, Saturday & Sunday – full days

Date: July 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2022

Venue: Nano Nagle Place, Cork

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