We are thrilled once again to have acclaimed international artists, offering a host of  diverse workshops at Listowel Visual Arts Week.

Perhaps it’s time to delve into a new medium or rediscover the joy of returning to a skill left untapped. What better opportunity than to take a class from a Master!

Class sizes are intentionally small, ensuring maximum one to one time with each participant.  Booking  and Cancellation Policy

‘Ars longa, vita brevis’ – Hippocrates

Mosaic Workshop: Rendering Real & Flippin’ Unglued

Instructor:    John Sollinger (Solly)
Date:                Mon 19th to Sat 21st June
Time:               9:30 – 5:30 pm daily
Fee:                  €450  (includes all materials)
Level:              All Levels
Spaces:          10
Venue:            Olive Stack Gallery
Description: Learn to mosaic like no one else. Emphasis in this 3 day workshop will be on a double reverse technique whereby all glass pieces are placed dry onto an underlying image, flipped over, adhered to its substrate, and then flipped back to its original orientation. Solly will share how he chooses an image, and time will be set aside during lunch or other breaks to demonstrate the double flip procedure and provide interns opportunity to practice his techniques. As time allows, Solly will entertain discussions on achieving realism. Open to all skill levels, from beginner to old hat.
Each participant will make one 12 x 12 inch (30.5 x 30.5 cm) stained glass mosaic that is suitable for indoor hanging. There will be a choice of two images (photograph and painting) to render into a mosaic. Materials such as glass, adhesive, substrates and hanging hardware are provided) Non-beginners are encouraged to bring their own photos (abstracts work great) of size no larger than 9.25 inches (23.5 cm) in either direction AND glass that may not be offered.

About Solly and more

Colourful Animal Paintings

by Jessie Breakwell

Instructor:    Laurie McKern
Date:                 TBD
Time:               9:30 – 1:30 pm 
Fee:                   €100 (includes materials)
Skill Level:    Beginners to Advanced
Spaces:           10
Venue:            TBD
Description: In this fun expressive workshop learn how to use acrylics & watercolour to paint colourful and expressive animals inspired by popular Australian artist Jessie Breakwell. A great workshop for all levels and ages.

About Laurie McKern