Ireland

County Mayo, Ireland

Achill Island

Ireland Landscape Painting Workshop and Tour with

Kathleen Dunn Jacobs

MAY 28 - JUNE 7, 2024

The focus will be the art and culture of Western Ireland.

  • Nine days with Kathleen Jacobs your artistic instructor and Cormac Cullen your personal local Irish guide.

  • Tour limited to 12 passengers.

  • Experience Ireland with majority of evenings in one hotel, all en-suite accommodations, and water view rooms.

  • Relaxed & flexible itinerary.

  • Impromptu visits with local artists.

Join artist and painting instructor Kathleen Jacobs for a painting workshop excursion to County Mayo, Ireland! Your group will have your own personal local Irish guide, Cormac Cullen, based in Westport, Ireland. You will be taken to the beautiful countryside to explore this ancient and mythical country. There are spectacular monastic and megalithic ruins to seek out in your daily adventures. 

Return to your lovely hotel after painting all day to dine, converse and mingle with fellow artists. You can also partake in evenings listening to Irish musicians play traditional music in the local pubs.  A tour will be provided to the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, located in Ballycastle as well as other off the beaten path locations for painting the Irish landscape. 

We invite you to immerse yourself in an enriching and creative experience that will expand your painting practice and experience. 


EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Students of intermediate to advanced levels are welcome, open to all painters using oil, watercolor, acrylic or gouache.

Kathleen Jacobs will provide individualized instruction, demonstrations, discussions and presentations that will provide the format for an intensive and exciting learning experience. The focus is on the landscape of County Mayo, where you will experience first-hand the beauty and richness of Ireland. Jacobs will emphasize the importance of drawing and composition as a foundation of a painting. Working small, participants will work to create work with a spirit of place. Her teaching emphasizes learning to see and look at the landscape to understand the formal elements of painting, shape, color, space, form while responding to the grace, order and beauty that is in front of you. There will be ample opportunity to discuss each other’s work and to discuss other international painters throughout history to enrich our experience in Ireland.

Fitness and Health
Walks and hikes can be on rough terrain and up to a couple miles in length. Trails can be uneven, slippery. You need to be able to climb uphill or over rocks. All participants need to be agile and able to manage their own gear and luggage in and out of the vehicle. Anyone who is reasonably fit should be able to take part in most of the activities. If you have any special needs or any physical condition that you feel might prevent you from fully participating, please contact Strabo Tours with your concerns (607-423-2525).

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Hopkinton, New Hampshire

THREE-DAY SMALL FORMAT LANDSCAPE PAINTING WORKSHOP 

with Kathleen Dunn Jacobs

June 28, 29, 30, 2024

FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

9:30am – 4:30pm daily

$525

Grounding Stone Farm: organic blueberry farm and artist retreat.

289 Maple Street, Contoocook, NH

Experience level: Intermediate to Advanced, intended also for artists who want to 

expand their current practice to include outdoor painting and nature as a point of departure for their artwork. 

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Working outside on the grounds of Grounding Stone Organic Blueberry Farm, students will investigate the natural landscape and hone observational skills to draw and paint the beautiful view before them. Drawing and painting exercises will be used to help with seeking to understand the distinctive colors that exist in this beautiful part of the world. Individual attention will be given to each student with an emphasis on finding their own interpretation of what they see. Thumbnail sketches will help students to understand a simplified sense of space to find the natural compositional structures that are there, without an over analysis of detail.

Painting will not exceed 10” x 10”. 

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Experience in outdoor painting and with hiking with your own equipment and materials required since will be hiking within the porperty to outdoor locations to paint. Experience in observational drawing as well as with painting with oil and/or acrylic paint and/or watercolor paint is required.

MATERIALS AND HOUSING: Materials and housing are not provided but a list of materials needed and and a list of inviting local inns or hotels to stay for the weekend will be provided after signing up.  Lunch can be picked up each day within 5 minutes of the farm in downtown Contoocook.

Fitness Level:  You must be able to walk/hike with your own equipment within the property to paint outdoors.  Wagons will be provided for those who need them for transport.  Small tables also provided.  You will need to bring your own outdoor easel for working, along with your backpack of paints, substrates and other materials needed for painting outdoors. List of materials needed will be provided after signing up for the workshop. 


Go to www.groundingstonefarm.com or call 413.563.5912 or go to: Sign up here.

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel your attendance for any reason after sending payment via credit card or check through this website or mail, you will be refunded the workshop fee minus the processing fees of $25.  The total refund will be $500.00 per person (and not $525.00) and cancellation must be made 30 days prior to the workshop date. If cancellation is made within the 30 day period, 50% of the workshop or $212.50 will be refunded. However, if your spot is filled by another student in time for the class, a full refund less the $25 processing fee for the workshop will be returned. Please be sure you want to commit to the workshop prior to signing up. Thank you!


VINALHAVEN, MAINE

VINALHAVEN ISLAND, MAINE NATURE PAINTING WORKSHOP

SEPTEMBER 19-24, 2024

5 DAYS

$2895 IN SINGLE ROOM

PER PERSON, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY*

TOUR OVERVIEW

Overview

In this drawing and painting nature workshop students will be immersed in the beautiful views of Vinalhaven on the coast of Maine. Vinalhaven is not your characteristic Maine destination, it will feel like stepping back in time, without the typical New England tourism or development. Arriving by ferry, you will stay in the only hotel on the island. Days will be devoted looking and exploring using the painting and drawing medium of your choice. There will be several evening salon-style reviews and conversations about the work, allowing for group discussions about process and ideas in a supportive environment. Join me this fall to paint in nature on this pristine coastal island for the perfect artist retreat for like-minded landscape painters. This departure is limited to a maximum of ten participants. We always welcome tour companions who are not artists. The trip’s leisurely pace will provide ample opportunity to wander around town and enjoy time with the locals that call this island home.


There is wireless internet at your accommodations. Individuals can pay for parking fee at the Rockland Ferry parking lot along with fee for walking on the ferry. We will notify you if there are other participants living in your area, so you can carpool to Rockland. Keep in mind that the Maine coast weather forces us to be flexible, but not to worry, there are plenty of scenes to capture right from your accommodations. There is also a lovely art gallery to explore.


Kathleen Jacobs will provide individualized instruction during plein air excursions, demonstrations, discussions, and presentations that will provide the format for an intensive exciting learning experience. Working small, participants will work to create work with a spirit of place. Her teaching emphasizes looking at the landscape and to understand the formal elements of painting, shape, color, space, form while responding to the grace, order and beauty that is in front of you. There will be ample opportunity to discuss each other’s work and to discuss other international painters throughout history to enrich your experience.

Fitness and Health
Walks and hikes can be on rough terrain and up to a couple miles in length. Trails can be uneven, slippery. You need to be able to climb uphill or over rocks. All participants need to be agile and able to manage their own gear and luggage in and out of the vehicle. Anyone who is reasonably fit should be able to take part in most of the activities. If you have any special needs or any physical condition that you feel might prevent you from fully participating, please contact Strabo Tours with your concerns (607-423-2525).