The RHA School programme is aimed at practitioners who already have an obvious competent skill and a desire to build and improve on it. Likely candidates need not necessarily be art professionals or post graduates in art studies. However, most attendees will have had some art school experience. The RHA School is run with an equal opportunities ethos but places are limited and selection of successful candidates is based mainly on the image portfolio supplied with any application.

RHA School Access Programme

As part of the RHA School Access Programme, two free places on RHA School Workshops, Courses, Lifedrawing 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. These additional free places have been made available through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Artists and art students who wish to be considered for these places should include, along with their CV and three images of current practice, a cover letter providing a short statement indicating how they would benefit from attending the course as part of their online application.

Queries about any of the RHA School courses or masterclasses should be sent to


Title Dates
Foundation Drawing Term 2 – Accredited, 5 Credits 8 Jan 2020 - 22 Apr 2020
Foundation Painting Term 2 – Accredited, 5 Credits 8 Jan 2020 - 22 Apr 2020
Mentored Painting – Accredited, 5 Credits 9 Jan 2020 - 23 Apr 2020
Self-Directed Life Drawing – Non-Accredited 10 Jan 2020 - 24 Apr 2020


Title Workshop By Dates
From Subject to Outcome – Research and Drawing Masterclass Brian Fay 7 Mar 2020 - 7 Mar 2020
Unveiling Drapery Masterclass Allyson Keehan 18 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
Drawing, Dynamic Perceptual Communication/ Developing Language Masterclass Megan Eustace 9 May 2020 - 10 May 2020


Title Lecturer Date
Plinth Politics Barbara Knezevic 29 Jan 2020
Plinth Politics Helen Hughes 5 Feb 2020
Plinth Politics Brendan Earley 12 Feb 2020
Plinth Politics Elaine Grainger 19 Feb 2020
Plinth Politics Katherine Sankey 26 Feb 2020
Plinth Politics Marcel Vidal 11 Mar 2020


Title Lecturer Date