RHA School Courses

Foundation in Painting Term 2
10 Jan 2018 - 2 May 2018
Session Time Fee
Starting: January 10, 2018 9.30am - 1pm €450
Application Deadline: November 18, 2017
Sorry, we are no longer accepting applications for this Life Drawing Session.

Foundation in Painting, Term 2 is a 15-week course that aims to build on and advance learning outcomes from Foundation in Painting, Term 1. This is open to students who have completed the initial painting module or artists who wish to build on an existing skill base and extend their knowledge. The first part of the course will cover spatial organisation, drawing for painting, Impasto and brushwork, colour relationships, blocking out and colour modulation. The latter six weeks of the course will be an extended block working from the model with tutor Una Sealy RHA. Written feedback will be provided on course completion.

Tutors: Blaise Smith ARHA, Seán Molloy, Cian McLoughlin, Colin Martin RHA and Una Sealy RHA.


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