Dingle, Ireland Summer Painting Workshop


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Dingle, Ireland Summer Painting Workshop 

New York area based artist Anya Kotler is collaborating with Irish musician and artist Billy O’Brien to create this 10 day painting workshop on the beautiful Dingle Peninsula. Anya will guide you to strengthening your creative practice through a variety of exercises, challenges, critiques and discussions. She will be sharing with you some of the essential tools of painting, such as color mixing, proportions, playing with space, mark making, composition, etc. and most importantly, focus on applying this practical knowledge towards your own strong and personal vision. After a day of painting and absorbing the enigmatic Irish landscape, you can nourish your mind on enriching conversation, your ear on some great music, and your body on a satisfying pint of Guinness at the local pubs. On top of being an amazing way to experience Dingle, this course will provide you with an environment that is both intensive, supportive and fun, and challenge you to explore new approaches and directions, ask new questions, and invigorate your work.

  • Dates: June 8 – 18th, 2022
  • Maximum of 10 participants 
  • Most suitable for practicing artists, OR those with painting experience
  • ·       Ages 21+
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Anya Kotler was born in Ukraine, grew up in Israel and studied painting at the New York Academy of Art. She has shown in solo and group exhibitions in the US and China, and was featured in multiple publications, including the recent issue of New American Paintings. Anya is a recipient of the NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship, and twice of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant. She is currently a professor at Hofstra University and has been teaching summer courses in Ireland for 5 years. 

William Anthony O’Brien is an Irish artist based in Dingle, Ireland. He is a self taught painter, sculptor, musician and singer/songwriter.

Having lived in France, Italy, England and Scotland, and travelling extensively around Europe, Asia and the Americas, Billy finally settled on the Dingle peninsula after falling in love with the amazing land and seascape, and the vibrant bohemian and creative atmosphere of Dingle town. Throughout his travels, Billy studied and absorbed an array of cultural, musical, architectural and linguistic knowledge, and now offers his experience and understanding to canvas, song, music and sculpture, and is learning his native language Gaelic. 

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