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Watercolor workshop at Anam Cara, an artists and writers retreat on the unspoiled Beara Peninsula of Ireland.

Paint with Evelyn Dunphy on the Wild Coast of Ireland

May 30 - June 6, 2015

Watercolor Workshops with Evelyn Dunphy

See her work in the World Watercolour Competition 2014 Catalogue

“I came away with a Treasure Trove of information & Confidence”

Join us as we experience the haunting beauty that surrounds Anam Cara. The lengthening spring days offer plein-air opportunities in the colorful village of Eyeries, the nearby strand and mountains. Evelyn will lea d us in painting the wild, rugged coastal views of this ancient landscape. Brightly colored cottages wind their way down the lane and the misty Killarney Hills overlooking Coulagh Bay reveal themselves in the ever-changing light - it's an artists' paradise.

Anam Cara is a unique and very special place. We would like people to know that they are coming on retreat, meaning coming away from the dailiness of their lives, to this quiet, beautiful part of Ireland to become part of a creative workshop group to learn and find inspiration for their art as well as to become part of a small, rural, Irish community.

 

This workshop is designed to expand your knowledge and ability with plein air painting, accompanied by studio work that will underscore and re-enforce the field work. I hope that the combination of this and a new landscape will prove a winning combination.

Please send an email to artist@evelyndunphy.com for complete details on the workshops

 

 

The complexities of the landscape are sometimes over-whelming. We want to "put it all in". Learn to select the elements that excite you; arrange them in a beautiful way on your paper, choose the colors that will support your concept and with a solid value study on hand, have the freedom to be as expressive and spontaneous as you can possibly be with your brush and paints. To quote Martha Graham, "the purpose of discipline is to free the spirit". This is my view of the preparatory work that goes into planning a painting.

 

So bring your paints and your creative, open mind to this beautiful place and enjoy the best of all worlds: quiet time, great companions, wonderful home-cooked meals in a happy and invigorating environment with not a thing on your mind except your painting.

We’ve planned a tour of the Beara peninsula, an evening with a renowned story teller, and another with a traditional musician and his talented daughter from the village of Eyeries.

The daily demonstrations and critiques were concise and extremely helpful and inspiring. The result for me was a surprising leap forward to a new level of watercolor interpretation and technique . Susan R., Tuscany Workshop

Evelyn offers the perfect balance of demonstrations and personal painting time. She gives a solid base of educational techniques and then helps each student apply them to their own work. She is completely dedicated to her students and is available to them all day every day. To put it simply, I learned a tremendous amount while attending her workshop and have come away with a treasure trove of information and confidence. Lisa O.,    Tuscany workshop.

 

Note: This workshop is open to all skill levels. Beginners will be guided through the process of using watercolor successfully and experienced painters will be challenged to move out of their "comfort zone" and achieve greater mastery of the medium. "I do believe that passion drives technique. If you really want to paint something, you will discover how to do it". Demonstrations will be in watercolor, other odorless media are welcome.

Each day will include demonstrations of elements of landscape painting with lots of personal attention.

Workshop Fee Includes:

  • Tuition - daily watercolor class
  • Room and Full Board - your single room w/bath will be in a traditional irish B & B in Eyeries village, a short scenic walk away; transportation to and from B & B to Anam Cara provided if needed. A few single rooms are available at Anam Cara on a first deposit-first served basis.
  • Breakfast will be at your B & B, with lunch and dinner at Anam Cara.
  • Access to all amenities at Anam Cara including the common working areas, movie and music loft, the conservatory, hot tub overlooking Coulagh Bay (bring your bathing costume), the sauna and five acres of garden and riverbank groves with thirty-four quiet nooks and crannies.
  • Minibus tour of Beara Peninsula
  • Non-painting partners fee is $1500.00.They are welcome to join us at Aram Cara for dinner each evening at 7:00 pm.
  • Breakfast in your B & B; bag lunch available as they enjoy area offerings (golf, fishing, hiking).

Sue Booth Forbes, our gracious Anam Caram Hostess has a wealth of information on her website: www.anamcararetreat.com.

To register for the workshop and receive travel information please contact Evelyn Dunphy at artist@evelyndunphy.com. or phone 207-443-5045

What is not included in Workshop fee:

  • Transportation to and from Anam Cara Artist and Writers Retreat, Eyeries, Beara Peninsula, West Cork, Ireland
  • Meals not mentioned above
  • Beverages others than water..tea available during day. It's BYOB at dinner
  • Trip Cancellation Insurance
  • Phone Calls - Phone cards purchased at Anam Cara
  • Gratuities to B & B, taxis if necessary.

The goal of Evelyn Dunphy's workshops is to share her painting knowledge and experience with each student in the way that will best help them to further their own personal development. As a result, she has become a sought-after teacher with waiting lists for her studio classes and workshops.

"Develop your ability to look at the complexity of the scene in front of you, and focus your vision so as to design a good painting that speaks of the essence of the scene, rather than merely reporting the things in it".

In this workshop you will learn how to judge the ratio of pigment and water in order to get the desired color and value the first time, combine pigments for glowing, transparent mixtures, use your brush most effectively, and begin to "name the thing you are attempting to do. Naming it makes it possible to do it."

So bring your paints and your creative, open mind to this beautiful place and enjoy the best of all worlds: quiet time, great companions, wonderful home-cooked meals in a happy and invigorating environment with not a thing on your mind except your painting.

Note: This workshop is open to all skill levels. Beginners will be guided through the process of using watercolor successfully and experienced painters will be challenged to move out of their "comfort zone" and achieve greater mastery of the medium. "I do believe that passion drives technique. If you really want to paint something, you will discover how to do it". Demonstrations will be in watercolor, other odorless media are welcome.

Workshop Fee $2490

$1000.00 deposit required with registration.

Non-painting partner - $1500.00

Balance due by March 1, 2015

Travel information and supply list will be sent after registration

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received prior to February 28th, 2015 will receive refund less $250.00. After February 28th, refund will be issued only if space can be filled in the workshop.