En Plein Aire 2.0: A series of five workshops and talks celebrating the grand tradition of outdoor landscape painting updated for 2021.

3 July - 28 August 2021 
The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main Street, Ballycastle, Co Mayo €50- per class (materials & lunch included) Saturday workshops 10am - 4pm - All levels of experience welcome.

Sunday Artist Talks - Noon. General Audience. Free. (links to talks below)

July 3rd Workshop. A TIMELESS SPACE with Maria Levinge.
Maria will invite you to assess the light and atmosphere and work with the day to find your drawing / painting. Working on coloured grounds with a limited landscape palette you will do small quick studies in paint.

July 24th Workshop. HINTERLAND with Patricia Burns.
Patricia explores the theme of Hinterland which is a German word meaning the land behind, “an area lying beyond what is visible or known”. You will roam the hinterland of Ballycastle, gather ideas through walking, looking and recording using notes and drawings and make a plan for a large painting.

August 7th Workshop. THE EYE AND THE WAVE with Nuala Clarke and physicist Paul Nugent.
In this workshop Nuala and Paul will team up to examine light and colour as they relate to each other, the environment and our eyes through physics and paint. For those of you interested in scientific and painterly experimentation, direct experience of phenomena in a creative context.

August 14th Workshop. SCENERY with Ramon Kassam
Ramon will take the theme of scenery as a loose departure point to explore the look and feel of a landscape, and how the idea of scenery itself is activated by the viewer. In the workshop you will actively engage with, fantasise about, and shape the surrounding environment through painting and drawing exercises.

August 28th Workshop. THE ACTIVITY OF DRAWING with Joe Wilson.
In this workshop the emphasis will be on bringing back from a working walk memories of you have found interesting from being and walking in the area around the Ballinglen river. Materials: graphite, charcoal, ink, earth – brushes, sponges, rags, sticks. This is an all  weather conditions workshop - come dressed for the conditions.

Sunday Artist Talks - Noon. General Audience. Free.

July 4th - Maria Levinge. (talk can be viewed here)
July 25th - Patricia Burns.
August 8th - Nuala Clarke and Paul Nugent (talk can be viewed here)
August 15th - Ramon Kassam (talk can be viewed here)
August 29th - Joe Wilson (talk can be viewed here)


For more information or to book a place email Nuala Clarke: nualaclarke.baf@gmail.com


Funding from Creative Ireland Mayo is gratefully acknowledged.