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Celebrating snowdrops botanical art workshop

9th February 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10th February 2019 @ 5:00 pm

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Celebrate the arrival of Spring with this two-day botanical art workshop painting snowdrops with award-winning artist, Shevaun Doherty.

urtown House is the family home of one of Ireland’s greatest botanical artists, the late Wendy Walsh, and the spectacular display of beautiful snowdrops that appears in her garden each spring continues to delight artists and garden enthusiasts. This workshop will teach you the various watercolour techniques needed to capture the delicacy of snowdrops. We will begin with observational drawing and tonal studies, before moving on to creating layers of colour in wet-on-wet, glazing and dry brush to convey realistic light and form. An experienced tutor, Shevaun will demonstrate her painting techniques as well as giving practical advice on how to set up botanical subjects for painting, how to choose the right colours, and how to finish and present your artwork. Whether you are a beginner or simply wish to improve your painting skills, this class will encourage and inspire you to paint. Class numbers are limited to ensure that each person gets individual support.

This course starts at 9.00 am on Saturday February 9th, but guests are welcome to book in on the night of Friday February 8th if they wish and even leave on Monday February 11th, but all prices are based on arriving on Saturday and leaving on Sunday, with both Saturday lunch and dinner included, Saturday night stay in either the Stable Yard House, Studio apartment or in one of the main rooms of Burtown House, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.

Food is one of the highlights of visiting Burtown and involves dining at The Green Barn restaurant, eating only the freshest possible seasonal produce that has almost always come straight from the organic kitchen garden that very morning. The Green Barn’s interior spaces are rustic and contemporary, with an amazing view of the kitchen garden. This is further surrounded by views to the kitchen gardens, sculpture parks and surrounding flowers and woodland gardens.


9th February 2019 @ 9:00 am
10th February 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Shevaun Doherty
+353 871656948
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Burtown House
Kildare, Ireland
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