RHA School Courses

Mentored Painting 2018
11 Jan 2018 - 3 May 2018
Session Time Fee
Starting: January 11, 2018 10am - 5pm €450
Application Deadline: November 18, 2017
Sorry, we are no longer accepting applications for this Life Drawing Session.

This will be a 15-week term organised around three blocks of five weeks. The first block will concentrate on the medium of watercolour led by Seán Molloy. Molloy will cover techniques employed in master painting from the 19th Century to the present and students will work directly from observation to create preparatory works or finished studies.

Conor Walton will work on a five week block of painting from the model as directly as possible, without underpainting or preliminary drawing, starting with a limited harmonic palette, drawing in col- our, working from the general to the particular and aiming from the beginning for the final result.

This course will take place each Thursday for 15 weeks beginning 11th January.

Tutors: Seán Molloy, Conor Walton, Blaise Smith RHA and Colin Martin 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