3 day – course outline

Three Day Course Outline

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Day One:

10.00am               Tea/Coffee on arrival at the Old Diary

10.30am                Welcome session

Itinerary outline

Róisín’s story

Your story

12.00am                Session Two

Technique – Theory

Limited colour palette technique

Blacks & neutrals

Understanding tone, shade & tint


1.00pm                 Lunch

Join us for a workman’s lunch served in the Overend Café

Cost €15 (not included in fee – pre booking necessary)


Bring a packed lunch – there are kitchen facilities and the garden is a beautiful spot to eat if the weather is agreeable.

2.15pm                 Session Three

Technique – Practice

Station set up & palette layout

Practical exercises

Really getting to grips with tonal value

Practicing tone, shade & tint

Making our own blacks & neutrals

4.30pm                 Clear up & evaluation

5.00pm                 End of day one

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Day Two:

10.00am               Session Four

Technique – Theory

6 step painting techinque



Under painting

Applying paint – brush & pallete knife



11.15am                Tea/Coffee break

11.45am                Session Five

Colour theory

Exercise -Working with pigments to lighten and darken


Still life set up

1.00pm                 Lunch

2.15pm                  Session Six

Technique – Practice

Guided Still life

Róisín – demo

4.30pm                 Clear up & evaluation

5pm                       End of day two

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Day Three:

10.00am                Session Seven

 Creativity – Theory

Feeding your creativity

Learning your craft

Doing the work


Exercise – building good habits/routine

11.15am                Tea/Coffee break

11.45am                Session Eight

Creativity – Theory

Dealing with the inner critic

Embracing opportunity

Exercising compassion


1.00pm               Lunch

2.15pm                Session Nine

Guided Still life

Róisín – demo

4.30pm                Clear up & final evaluation of work and progress

5pm                      End of day three




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