Materials to bring list

Come and unwind with us at the September Landscape Painting Weekend Retreat. Set in the beautiful rolling hills of the Boyne Valley and home of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association, An Grianán is a glorious 18th century house that has been transformed into a cultural and educational centre.

Get away from it all in a beautiful part of Ireland while practicing your painting skills. It’s a perfect way to spend a weekend -and get some experience painting en plein air with guidance from me. 

Enjoy good food, great company and lots of fresh air and home comforts. 

Mediums: Oils or acrylics paint.  Drawing materials of your choice. You will need to supply your own materials. I will supply you with a list of what you need.Painting level: The course is suitable for all levels but please be aware that a basic level of drawing & painting techniques is needed.

Schedule for September Landscape Painting Weekend Retreat

You arrive on the Friday, from about 2pm. You’ll be greeted with some tea and scones at 4pm and we’ll then convene to do a bit of sketching in the grounds. Tea at 5.30pm.
The main day is Saturday. If the weather is fine, after breakfast, we have a choice of venues to paint, morning and afternoon. Lunch is at 1pm. They keep you very well fed at An Grianán! Tea at 5.30pm.
There’s a comfortable bar for the evening’s chat and entertainment.
On Sunday, after breakfast, we’ll paint in the morning up to lunchtime at 12.30pm. Then we have to vacate for around 3pm.
The kitchen is available at all times throughout your stay to make yourself a coffee.
*We have a classroom available to us to use at any time, so if the weather is too awful, we can paint there.