Painting in the Burren landscape

Trevor Geoghegan
Faculty: Trevor Geoghegan
Dates: 21st-25th August 2023

Note: This workshop is now fully booked. Please email julia@burrencollege.ie if you wish to be added to a waiting list in case of any cancelation.

This course is designed for those who wish to gain first-hand experience of painting in the Burren landscape and will include both outdoor and studio painting.

The course aims to introduce the students to landscape painting on the spot, focusing on the study of the landscape beyond the picturesque to the fundamental shape and format of the land itself. The participants will travel to a pre-selected area, where the study of various elements of a landscape motif will be used to advance students’ knowledge and abilities as painters.

Another aim of the course will be to introduce the students to the practice of information gathering via the sketchbook, notebook, camera and memory, for use in the studio at a later date.

The use of studios both in drawing and in painting will be explained and used for the development of work away from motif.
Participants will be required to provide their own materials, also either a fold up easel or small drawing board.  A list of materials is available on request.  Some experience is necessary with a maximum of 12 participants.

Tutor bio
Trevor Geoghegan was born in 1946 in London and studied at Worthing College of Art, Sussex. He graduated from Chelsea School of Art, London in 1968 and moved to Ireland in 1971. He has lectured at National College of Art & Design, Dublin from 1978 – 2004. He teaches annually at the Burren College of Art. He also holds annual drawing workshops privately and at the National Gallery of Ireland.
I have enjoyed the workshop and the college immensely. I have also learned a lot about myself as an artist and have gained confidence. Trevor is an excellent instructor. I'll be back.
Marilyn Langevin