Events 18th June 2020




Mosaic Workshop: Rendering Real and Flippin’ Unglued with award winning mosaic artist John Sollinger from Oregon USA. In this three day workshop emphasis will be placed on Sollys own double reverse technique…each participant will make one 12 x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) stained glass mosaic that is suitable for indoor hanging.

9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Venue: TBD


The Joy of Pastel Pencil with Emily Andress. Students will learn how to use pastel pencils on standard pastel paper to create anything their heart’s desire. Whether creating a landscape, still life or figure, this class is for those who want to learn to build colour utilizing under-sketching techniques.


9:30 am – 12:00  am
Venue: TBD


Plein Air Class in beautiful Listowel: How to paint the landscape with Diane Pike. Now that I have my sketch, how do I finish? This workshop will offer some tips on colour mixing, brushwork and how to finish a painting. Diane will demo at the beginning and everyone will paint.


1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Venue: The River Feale

Life Drawing

Join us for an untutored life drawing session with a professional female model, from Académie de la Grande Chaumière Paris!
Please bring whatever art materials you wish.
The life drawing sessions will suit practising visual artists and include both short and long poses.

3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Venue: TBD


A walking tour of Listowel, guided by a local historian. Enjoy the stucco work of master craftsmen Pat McAuliffe and Paddy Whelan who’s work adorn the facades of shop fronts throughout the heritage town of Listowel. From the 1870s onwards  Pat McAuliffe a native of Listowel began to develop an exuberant style, using a broad range of elements from the vocabulary of classical architecture and ornament while exploring an eclectic mix of art nouveau, Celtic and Byzantine influences.
Visit other artistic treasures including mosaics and hidden gems. Our walking tour promises to be both informative and entertaining, filled with local knowledge and stories you won’t want to miss!

6:00 pm- 7:00 pm

Artists’ Presentation

‘From Studio to Suitcase’ with painter and professor Jean Cauthen
“Jean presents the pleasures (and humorous perils) of Art Travel. With examples of Degas in New Orleans and others she explores the effects of travel on an Artists’ body of work. In her own work, she demonstrates how Irish Scones, Guinness and Pub Theatre have swayed her own dubious artistic choices”.


‘An unforgettable sense of place’

Painter and print-maker Brendan Campbell talks about the relationship between architecture, memory and mood in art, and how a subtly conjured ambiance of place can often engage, inspire and even haunt us. With examples from both his own work and that of artists and writers he admires and has been influenced by.


8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Venue: TBD