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Artist: Tony Robinson

Course Date:  29th May – 31st May 2023
Medium: Oils or acrylics
Participants: Maximum 10
Course level: Beginners to Advanced
Course Cost: €360

Tony Robinson studied to BA level Fine Art and also achieved a PostGrad Cert in Education in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester.

Tony, Worked for Wexford Arts Centre as Community Visual Artist on mural projects. In addition, Tony opened the Pigyard Gallery and ran Spectrum Art & Framing in Wexford.

Tony is also a founder member of Art in the Open Wexford international plein air festival and runs Castlebridge Art Studio for life drawing and art workshops.

Course concept

Explore lovely Dunmore East, painting in the open air with artist Tony Robinson. Paint clifftop views, boats, waves, village scenery and woodlands easily accessible from the village.

It was the French Impressionists who first considered the paintings made outside the studio to be completed, exhibition works. Today, the practice of outdoor painting, known as ‘en plein air’, is a fast-growing movement around the world with groups and events to take part in or to just enjoy the fresh air and sunshine on your own or with friends and bring home a creative record of your day.

Get tips on what materials and equipment to use, how to paint efficiently, how to capture light and atmosphere, how to judge values as well as advice on colour-mixing. Over the three days, this course will cover all the basics and more. There will be ample time to answer your questions on painting effectively in the field. Each session will feature a demonstration and some one-to-one tutoring. Afterwards, you can take part in the wide range of outdoor painting holidays with confidence.

Tony Robinson has painted outdoors for many years, winning awards in plein air events in Europe and USA and acting as judge for other plein air events. Tony prefers to paint in oils but will endeavour to make this course adaptable and applicable to painters who prefer acrylics, pastels and water media.

* The course takes place in Artform modern light-filled seaside studio with 24hr access for each visiting artist, and runs from 11am to 5pm on the first day and from 10am to 4pm on the subsequent days. Cost does not include accommodation, on request Artform offers artist accommodation options. Details on art materials and safety will be provided after signing up to the course. Artform operates Health and Safety studio policy in keeping with updated national guidelines (for further information please see here https://www.artform.ie/covid-19/).

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