Painting Workshops on Achill Island

2017

May 6/7 (BOOKED OUT)

June 10/11 (BOOKED OUT)

August - 7/8/9/10

August - 14/15

 Please scroll down for full details and Online Booking

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Who are they for?: My workshops are aimed at painting enthusiasts who have painted a little and would like to explore some new ways of approaching their painting. Beginners are also welcome and can find great encouragement and help from fellow participants. If you have any queries please call Padraig at 086 8801733 or email info@padraigmccaul.com

Where are they held? The workshops are based in the old Dugort national school, now used as the Achill Scout Den. It is situated on the main Dugort road, about 200 metres up from St.Thomas's Church

What to expect: For the Achill worskshops we will use the landscape and coast of Achill as our inspiration, so rain wear and sun cream are essential! The workshops will involve a mix of daily talks and demonstrations by Padraig , painting and sketching on location at some of Achill's most beautiful spots (weather permitting) and indoor studio based work to develop and finish initial and paintings. Over the course of the workshops we will look at elements such as composition and perspective, colour and movement, and how they contribute to successful landscape and coastal paintings. 

Each day starts at 11.00am and finishes at 5.00pm with a break of an hour for lunch.

What to bring:  Participants are asked to bring their own materials and easel. However materials easels, canvas, paints) can be provided if booked in advance. I work in oils but participants are welcome to use acrylics if they wish.

Cost:   The cost for the 2 day workshops is €125, and €250 for the 4 day workshops. This includes the cost of tuition only.

Payment: To book a place on one of my workshops you have the option to pay online now (deposit or full payment) or if you do not wish to pay online you can secure a place by sending a deposit of €50 or full payment to: Padraig McCaul, Dugort, Achill, Co.Mayo. Credit card payment can be made over the phone by calling 086 8801733

Accommodation: Accomodation is not provided but you can find comprehensive accommodation options on the Achill Tourism website - www.achilltourism.com. Contact number is 098 20400

If you are looking for a real treat then I am very happy to recommend Bervie Guesthouse in Keel, Achill. Situated in a stunning location, facing onto Keel beach, this is one of the most comfortable and friendliest guesthouses in the country. Contact Liz at 098 43114.

 

The Valley House Holiday Hostel provides a unique hostel experience. Situated (hidden?) in the historic old Valley House, with it's own legendary bar and the Yellow Lady Tea Rooms this is a first class hostel. (Single rooms are available). Contact Pat or Alice at (098) 47204

 

If you have any queries please call Padraig at 086 8801733 or email info@padraigmccaul.com, Website: http://www.padraigmccaul.com

 WORKSHOP DATES 2017...

2 Day Painting Workshop                  
BOOKED OUT             
 
Please select an option
 
 
2 Day Painting Workshop June 10/11
 
 
BOOKED OUT
 
 
4 Day Painting Workshop August - 7/8/9/10
 
 
Please Select an Option:
 2 Day Painting Workshop  August - 14/15    
Please Select an Option:
 
 
       

* (Each day will focus on a differnet location on the island. Days may be booked individually. Please contact me at 086 8801733 or info@padraigmccaul.com to reserve individual days)

 

Here is a painting demonstration video I made in my studio.... 

 

Here is a video of me being interviewed in his studio in Delgany where I talk about my work and love for Achill and the west of Ireland. Click on the screen to view.

 

 

 

News from the Studio

I held my first exhibition in Australia in July this year at the Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle. It was a great success and turned out to be a complete sell out.
I recently exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair in London with the Doorway Gallery. It's always an exciting fair to be at and this was, I think, my sixth time at the fair. Here's a link to a great review of the show from William McKenzie.
Padraig McCaul paintings to feature in new national Eircode marketing campaign
Summer 2016 is going to be very busy, with paintings workshops, exhibitions and a major national marketing campaign to look forward to.
This is an interview I gave to the Galway Advertiser in the run up to my exhibition at the Townhall Theatre in Galway in March this year.

Painting Workshops 2017

Painting Workshops on Achill Island

2017

May 6/7 (BOOKED OUT)

June 10/11 (BOOKED OUT)

August - 7/8/9/10

August - 14/15

 Please scroll down for full details and Online Booking

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Who are they for?: My workshops are aimed at painting enthusiasts who have painted a little and would like to explore some new ways of approaching their painting. Beginners are also welcome and can find great encouragement and help from fellow participants. If you have any queries please call Padraig at 086 8801733 or email info@padraigmccaul.com

Where are they held? The workshops are based in the old Dugort national school, now used as the Achill Scout Den. It is situated on the main Dugort road, about 200 metres up from St.Thomas's Church

What to expect: For the Achill worskshops we will use the landscape and coast of Achill as our inspiration, so rain wear and sun cream are essential! The workshops will involve a mix of daily talks and demonstrations by Padraig , painting and sketching on location at some of Achill's most beautiful spots (weather permitting) and indoor studio based work to develop and finish initial and paintings. Over the course of the workshops we will look at elements such as composition and perspective, colour and movement, and how they contribute to successful landscape and coastal paintings. 

Each day starts at 11.00am and finishes at 5.00pm with a break of an hour for lunch.

What to bring:  Participants are asked to bring their own materials and easel. However materials easels, canvas, paints) can be provided if booked in advance. I work in oils but participants are welcome to use acrylics if they wish.

Cost:   The cost for the 2 day workshops is €125, and €250 for the 4 day workshops. This includes the cost of tuition only.

Payment: To book a place on one of my workshops you have the option to pay online now (deposit or full payment) or if you do not wish to pay online you can secure a place by sending a deposit of €50 or full payment to: Padraig McCaul, Dugort, Achill, Co.Mayo. Credit card payment can be made over the phone by calling 086 8801733

Accommodation: Accomodation is not provided but you can find comprehensive accommodation options on the Achill Tourism website - www.achilltourism.com. Contact number is 098 20400

If you are looking for a real treat then I am very happy to recommend Bervie Guesthouse in Keel, Achill. Situated in a stunning location, facing onto Keel beach, this is one of the most comfortable and friendliest guesthouses in the country. Contact Liz at 098 43114.

 

The Valley House Holiday Hostel provides a unique hostel experience. Situated (hidden?) in the historic old Valley House, with it's own legendary bar and the Yellow Lady Tea Rooms this is a first class hostel. (Single rooms are available). Contact Pat or Alice at (098) 47204

 

If you have any queries please call Padraig at 086 8801733 or email info@padraigmccaul.com, Website: http://www.padraigmccaul.com

 WORKSHOP DATES 2017...

2 Day Painting Workshop                  
BOOKED OUT             
 
Please select an option
 
 
2 Day Painting Workshop June 10/11
 
 
BOOKED OUT
 
 
4 Day Painting Workshop August - 7/8/9/10
 
 
Please Select an Option:
 2 Day Painting Workshop  August - 14/15    
Please Select an Option:
 
 
       

* (Each day will focus on a differnet location on the island. Days may be booked individually. Please contact me at 086 8801733 or info@padraigmccaul.com to reserve individual days)

 

Here is a painting demonstration video I made in my studio.... 

 

Here is a video of me being interviewed in his studio in Delgany where I talk about my work and love for Achill and the west of Ireland. Click on the screen to view.