Oil Painting Workshops

Looking to learn to paint in oils, in a relaxed and friendly environment, then we have you covered with our beginners oil painting workshops!

Our painting school and art studio is set in the heart of County Meath and is centrally located between Dunboyne, Kilcock, Maynooth, Summerhill, Dunshaughlin and about 25 minutes from Trim and Clonee, our Eircode is W23TVH7. We regularly have students attending from Kildare, Dublin, Westmeath, Wicklow and indeed as far as Limerick.

The oil painting classes and workshops change from season to season to suit students’ needs and we cater for both the complete beginner and those at intermediate level. We limit each painting class/workshop to a maximum of 5 persons and provide step-by-step instruction akin to individual tuition.

These adult art classes/art workshops are ideal, especially, if you have never painted before, haven’t held a paintbrush since your school days, have never had any formal training or you would just like to brush up your existing skills, develop your own painting style, learn to use, and mix colour and apply new painting techniques.

For our NEW OIL PAINTING PROGRAMME 2024/2025, we are offering: –

beginners oil painting workshop

This morning oil painting workshop is designed for those who are new to oil painting, want to brush up on their knowledge of oil painting or have never had any formal training. All materials provided for the morning and all going well you will take home two paintings that you create.

Regular oil painting classes, Co Meath with Emily McCormack

These oil painting classes are designed for those of you who want to learn to paint in oils.
They are mixed levels and absolute beginners are welcomed. Full hands-on step by step tuition is provided and each student works on a painting originally created by an old master artist.

pastel drawing workshops

Pastel Drawing Workshop

These 3 pastel drawing workshops are designed for the complete beginner. Within these workshops, we will be doing some loosing up drawings and looking at works by the old masters such as Van Gogh, Munch, Picasso, Peploe, any many more.  Suitable for the complete beginner and all materials will be supplied for the workshop.

121 oil painting tuition consultation

These one-to-one oil painting consultations are for those of you are embarking on your own oil painting journey but are struggling with certain aspects such as colour mixing, composition, adding that extra wow factor to your artwork and just need 121 guidance tailored to your specific requirements.

“I was a complete beginner when I joined Emily’s workshop. But Emily gave me the support and confidence to paint. With time, I painted the great masters, including Degas. I have sent my son in Australia my paintings which hang proudly in his home. The classes are so relaxing. I have made lifelong friends. Emily is a brilliant teacher. I cannot recommend her classes highly enough.”

– Marion Ryan

Who is your tutor for these oil painting workshops?

Emily McCormack tutor in studio

I’m Emily, a professional artist who has run hundreds of oil painting workshops in my art school. Taking each beginner student gently on and through their own painting journey, so that they can tackle any painting by the old masters. The techniques I teach help each student to master and go on to develop their own style of painting and skill to create their very own originals.

Class Sizes – COVID 19 – Accessibility

To keep everyone safe, the CLASS SIZES are limited to a maximum of 5 students.

Due to COVID 19, we are not providing tea/coffee or light refreshments. We have screens installed between each workspace.

In terms of ACCESSIBILITY, you may see from the photos, that there are a couple of steps into our art school that you may need to be aware of.

Booking & Priority

You can book and pay for your chosen art class / workshop by just clicking on the designated links.

PLEASE NOTE – there is no option for refunds or moving between classes / workshops unless prior agreed with myself. Please see our terms and conditions for further information as they will apply once you have booked.

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Online Gift Vouchers for Oil Painting and Pastel Drawing Workshops

Due to popular demand, we are now offering the chance to buy online gift vouchers for oil painting and pastel drawing workshops. These workshops are held at regular intervals throughout the year so there is sure to be a date to suit the lucky recipient.

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