Impressionist Painting: 8-Week Studio Course


    8-Week Studio Course
    9 April – 28 May (Cahir) or 10 April – 29 May (Tramore) 2024

    This course is available in Cahir, Co. Tipperary or Tramore, Co. Waterford.

    Venue 1: Tuesdays 7 – 9pm, Cahir Arts, Co. Tipperary, starting 9th April 2024
    Venue 2: Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon, Coastguard Cultural Centre, Tramore, Co. Waterford, starting 10th April 2024

    Medium: Oil or Acrylic and / or Pastel
    Format: In Studio Physical Class
    Level: All levels

    Impressionism has captured people’s imagination since its first exhibition in Paris in 1874, and artists have long sought to understand how the Impressionists created their paintings and how their techniques might be replicated.

    This 8-week course reveals the answers to these questions by assessing the techniques and styles of eight masters of Impressionism and showing how their methods can be used and adapted by artists today.

    You will be shown how the Impressionist movement came about, explore its historical context, and define the styles and inspirations of the artists involved. We will then look at the main techniques including:

    • Alla Prima
    • Pointillism
    • Impasto
    • Two-dimensional brushwork
    • Use of slabs of colour
    • Palette knife application
    • Impressionist use of colour

    The paints, brushes and other materials and equipment they used will also be described, as well as modern-day materials and equivalents.

    The heart of the course, however, focuses on eight of the major Impressionist painters – Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne, Pissarro, Morisot, Cassatt and Caillebotte – revealing how they worked and deconstructing many of their well-known paintings. In each case, you will be shown how to recreate these Impressionist masterworks with step-by-step demonstrations and study guides.

    This course combines a fascinating insight into the working methods of the Impressionists with practical guidelines to enable contemporary artists to achieve their own Impressionist paintings.

    See full description, requirements and other important information in the tabbed sections below.