Mary and Eamonn

August Workshops

It’s been our tradition every year at the Burren College of Art to try offer a broad palette of summer workshops, to suit as many tastes and preferences. In fact, for a good number of years, a May session has been complementing the August round, by allowing people from far and wide to also enjoy the Burren at the beginning of the summer, at its best, when the landscape blooms while the colors and the light entwine to make it magic.

Following this tradition, the summer of 2020 will bring back most loved workshops with Rita Wobbe, Trevor Geoghegan, prof Timothy Emlyn Jones and Conor McGrady.  Ruby Wallis will teach you How to take stunning photographs in August, while Ida Mitrani will give delicate instructions on the geometry of plants in her Burren botanical drawing course.

Printmaking with Jane Glynn and bookmaking with Eilis Murphy are two new offerings in May and August and we are delighted to welcome both on board to share their expertise and wisdom with their audience.

Most of all, we look forward to welcoming you – back or for the first time – into a friendly and creative space, where experienced tutors will teach you in professional artist studios with access 24 hours and where  meeting like-minded peers may ignite new and longstanding friendships.

Whether it’s abstract or landscape painting, botanical or experimental drawing, photography, printmaking or bookmaking you like, take that leap into the Burren to bring a piece of it back home with you: your own artwork!






List of August Workshops

The art of making books
by Éilís Murphy
17th – 21st August 2020

Burren botanical drawing
by Ida Mitrani
17th -21st August 2020

Painting in the Burren landscape
by Trevor Geoghegan
17th – 21st  August  2020

Abstract painting
by Rita Wobbe
17th – 21st  August  2020

How to take stunning photographs
by Ruby Wallis
17th – 21st  August  2020

How to use your eyes
by prof. Timothy Emlyn Jones
17th -21st August 2020

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