Summer Workshops

There are many places in Ireland that can simply take your breath away. Others inspire you. Some make you feel energized, creative and refreshed, while others bring out all that is best in you.

For many people though, only the Burren can sum up all that.

For you, a course in painting, drawing or photography at Burren College of Art could ignite or invigorate your artistic talent, your skills, your freedom to explore and experiment or simply find your artist within. Here you will have access to professional artist studios, guidance and support from experienced tutors, healthy homemade food and… good fun.

So have a look at the options listed here or email Julia for more information. Also, watch this space as other workshops may be added throughout the year.

But most importantly, let the Burren bring out what’s best in you!



List of Workshops

Botanical art – NOW CANCELLED
by Jane Stark
14th -18th May 2018
Walking, Painting and the Burren
by Conor McGrady
14th – 18th May 2018
From the Burren, with love…. – NOW CANCELLED
by Sember Lockwood
16th – 18th May 2018

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Portraits in the Burren
by Carole Shubotham
14th -18th May 2018
Painting in the Burren Landscape
by Trevor Geoghegan
13th – 17th Aug 2018
Abstract Painting – FULLY BOOKED
by Rita Wobbe
13th – 17th Aug 2018
Working with Photographs – Digital Photography, Photoshop & Printing
by Robert Ellis
13th – 17th Aug 2018
How To Use Your Eyes
by Prof. Timothy Emlyn Jones
13th – 17th August 2018

Application Form




PLEASE NOTE: Once you’ve submitted your application, you should immediately see an acknowledgement page confirming the submission.  If you do not see this, please contact Julia Long at to make sure your application has been received by the College.


The accommodation in our self-catering college housing is located within 10 minutes walk from Burren College of Art. The bedrooms are en-suite, bright and well appointed. Communal areas include a large living room with an open fire, dining room, TV area, well equipped kitchen, laundry and public washrooms. A roofed patio area with chimney is an ideal outdoor summer gathering space. The housing has WiFi throughout and is wheelchair accessible.

Single rates are charged at €45 per person per night. Twin-room accommodation is also available for those wishing to share a room – please enquire separately for rates.

Although the availability of the college self-catering housing is limited, alternative options are available in various guesthouses and hotels throughout Ballyvaughan. For further information please go to or contact for our accommodation list.

Cancellation Policy

All tuition and fees are due at least 4 weeks before the start of the programme. The Burren College of Art accepts no obligation to refund any fee or part of after this date.

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