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Golden daffodils botanical art workshop
27th April 2019 @ 8:00 am - 28th April 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Indulge your love of nature and art on this two-day botanical art workshop painting daffodils with award-winning artist, Shevaun Doherty.
Burtown House is the family home of one of Ireland’s greatest botanical artists, the late Wendy Walsh, and her garden is famous for the swathes of golden daffodils that herald the arrival of spring. This workshop will teach you the various watercolour techniques needed to paint daffodils. We will begin with observational drawing and tonal studies, and then Shevaun will show you how to use layers of colour using wet-on-wet, glazing and dry brush to paint realistic light and form. An experienced tutor, Shevaun will demonstrate her painting techniques and give 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.
WHATS INCLUDED AND HOW MUCH IT COSTS
This course starts at 9.00 am on Saturday April 27th, but guests are welcome to book in on the night of Friday April 26th if they wish and even leave on Monday April 29th, 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.