RHA School Courses

Foundation in Painting Term 1
6 Sep 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
Session Time Fee
Starting: September 6, 2017 9.30am - 1pm €450
Application Deadline: August 11, 2017
Sorry, we are no longer accepting applications for this Life Drawing Session.

Foundation in Painting, Term 1 is a part-time, 15 week course in painting providing basic technical skills to underpin a painting practice. Students will learn how to prepare and create a variety of grounds and surfaces, best practice in relation to materials, the physical and chemical rules for the application of paint, advanced colour theory, tonal value and glazing.

Tutors: Colin Martin RHA, Conor Walton, Blaise Smith ARHA, Geraldine O’Neill ARHA, Una Sealy RHA, Damien Flood.


Artists interested in participating in this course should apply by completing the online application form.

  • A short CV (PDF documents only. Maximum file size 500K);
  • Up to three low resolution images of their work. Preferably recent representational works (JPG format only. Maximum file size 500K);
  • Please note that places on these courses are limited.


As part of the RHA School Access Programme, two free places on RHA School Workshops, Courses, Life-drawing sessions and Masterclasses will be offered. One to an artist currently enrolled at any of the third level art colleges in Ireland. The second free place will be offered to an artist of merit at any stage of their career. This additional free place has been made available through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Artists and art students who wish to be considered for these places should include a CV, three images of current practice and a cover letter providing a short statement indicating how they would benefit from attending any of the RHA School activities as part of their online application.

Queries about any of the RHA School classes, workshops or masterclasses should be forwarded to the Academy Co-ordinator, Kate McBride. Phone: 01-6612558 or email: kate@rhagallery.ie