Summer Workshops

Overview of summer workshops


“If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” – Van Gogh said once and there’s no better place for that than in the Burren!

Our week long summer workshops – in person or online – suit all levels of expertise: some are aimed at beginners, others may help to  advance your skills and to learn more. For many workshop participants, their time in the Burren is so enjoyable that they choose to return every year for their artistic holiday.

Although there’s so much uncertainty nowadays, maybe now is the time for you too to say yes: to painting, drawing, photography, walking, printmaking, bookmaking – whatever it might be that you’ve been longing to do for a long time.

If signing up to one of our on site workshops, you’ll feel refreshed, inspired, confident and relaxed. You will be working in professional artist studios available 24 hrs, surrounded by like-minded people, guided by experienced tutors and immersed in the natural beauty of the Burren. You will be nourished with homemade locally produced food and you will love the banter on campus. New friends and new ideas will make your experience memorable and most of all enjoyable.

For others, who prefer to work from the comfort of their own home and still enhance their knowledge or develop their artistic talents, our online workshops may be more suitable.

Give it a go then and you’ll agree with Van Gogh…

      May workshops                                                                August workshops                                                           Online workshops

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.


Our self-catering college accommodation offers 11 rooms in the Lodge and 4 bedrooms in the adjacent Daisy Cottage. Single occupancy is charged at €45 per night. Please inquire separately for twin or double occupancy.

The Lodge is set on extensive grounds with inspiring views of the Burren and is a pleasant 10 minute walk from the College and 35 minutes from Ballyvaughan village. The bedrooms are 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 patio area with chimney is an ideal outdoor summer gathering space. The Lodge has WiFi throughout and has wheelchair accessible rooms available.
Daisy Cottage is adjacent to the Lodge and has 2 en suite double bedrooms and 2 single rooms with a shared full bathroom. The house also has a spacious communal area and cozy sitting room, along with a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities.

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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