When you book a place on a painting weekend in the Art & Healing Centre here in Tipperary, Ireland you have a treat in store.  The scenery here is beautiful with a variety of subjects to paint.

The group arrives here at 9.30am.  Firstly we have a cup of tea/coffee, giving the group a chance to relax and meet each other.  There is time to walk around the gardens and soak up the surrounding Tipperary landscape and familiarize yourself with the area we will be working in for the weekend. 

Garden Flowers

At about 10.00am I give a demonstration.  This is usually a pencil sketch of possible subjects for a finished painting.  I encourage the group to keep an eye out for their own choice of subject and composition.  It is a very relaxed workshop and I help to keep things simple where each member can work with whatever they are drawn to in the medium of their choice. My guidance and encouragement are available to them as they need it throughout the weekend. There is a tea/coffee break during the morning. 

Lunch break is at 1.00pm approximately, depending on how things are going. 

Then we draw/paint from 2.00pm until 4.30 or a little later if people are in the middle of something.

Garden Trees

On the Sunday you will arrive again at 9.30am and have a cup of tea/coffee. Where needed I will give a demonstration on how to paint what has been chosen by each member of the group. 

You will then work on your finished painting. Break for tea/coffee during the morning.  Lunch break again is at 1.00 or when people are ready to break from what they are doing.

The gardens are beautiful here with lots of possible compositions to hand, from still life to garden scenes with the constantly changing skies and light on Keeper Hill, Tipperary  as a backdrop.  The surrounding field has sheep or cattle in it depending on the time of year.  All in all everything you would need to have a wonderful painting to bring home with you.

Garden Flowers

The Art and Healing Centre here in Tipperary, Ireland is a very beautiful and peaceful place to spend the weekend.  It provides the perfect setting to do what you love doing with like minded people.  No previous experience is necessary, just and interest and willingness to learn.

You will need to bring a packed lunch each day and your art materials.  When you contact me to book a place I will advise you on what materials to bring depending on your choice of medium.

Here in the Centre in Ballinaclough we are about 5/6 miles from Nenagh.  If you wish to stay close to the Centre you will need to book accommodation.  There is a variety of places to have an evening meal in Nenagh.  A painting weekend here in Tipperary is a very enjoyable and fulfilling way to spend time out from our busy lives and meet new people

A little previous experience is helpful before taking on these courses but not essential. Sometimes to start from scratch like this can work quite well before you have any fear of it. I always do a demonstration first and give basic guidelines on getting the subject down on canvas/paper.

Cost  €150.00 includes tuition plus tea/coffee and biscuits.

Painting Weekends

  • Painting Weekends are run throughout the year.
  • Weekdays can be arranged by request.
  • Please contact the Centre for available dates..

Painting Weekends Testimonials

"I regularly attend Marie's painting weekends and enjoy them immensely. The setting of the studio is lovely and the classes are stimulating and well worth the effort!"

Lee Corcoran

"Through Marie's gentle guidance I have learned to sketch people. Now I can enjoy following where my pencil leads me and what I see through my own drawings. It's a wonderful pastime and a great way of relaxing."

Katherine Leonard

"Marie is a wonderful gifted teacher and her tuition is instructive and purposeful. She is indeed a very loving and caring person taking an interest not only in your artistic endeavours but has the capability to move you towards your own destiny. It’s worth travelling the distance. Spend time with Marie."

Una MacMahon

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