RHA School Courses

Foundation Painting Term 1
9 Sep 2021 - 16 Dec 2021
Session Time Fee
Starting: September 9, 2021 2 - 5pm €475
Application Deadline: 20/06/2021 11:00 pm
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Wednesdays 2pm to 5pm, Accredited, 5 Credits

This 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. The module aims to provide students with the founding skills and material knowledge for underpinning a painting practice. 

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

TU Dublin Accreditation

The completion of all 6 modules are awarded with a CPD Diploma in Painting and Drawing, Technological University Dublin, Minor Award with a NQF Level 8. Students can complete all 6 modules over the course of one academic year or complete separate modules over the course of a number of years. For more information on each module for Term 2, please see above. All modules will be subject to the quality assurance and exam regulations of TU Dublin. Please note that students are not required to complete Term 1 courses before applying for Term 2 courses.

RHA School Access Programme

As part of the RHA School Access Programme, two free places on RHA School courses are offered – one to an artist currently enrolled at any of the third-level art colleges in Ireland and one to an artist of merit at any stage of their career. Artists and art students who wish to be considered for these places should include a cover letter with their online application providing a short statement indicating how they would benefit from attending the course.