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 Painting Term 1 11 Sep 2019 - 18 Dec 2019
Foundation Drawing Term 1 11 Sep 2019 - 18 Dec 2019
Mentored Drawing 12 Sep 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
Self-Directed Life Drawing 13 Sep 2019 - 20 Dec 2019


Title Workshop By Dates
DRAWING MASTERCLASS Michael Wann 19 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
PERCEPTIONS OF REALITY MASTERCLASS Colin Crotty 2 Nov 2019 - 3 Nov 2019
CINEMA 4D MASTERCLASS Bassam Al-Sabah 9 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019


Title Lecturer Date
Plinth Politics David Beattie 2 Oct 2019
Plinth Politics Ursula Burke 16 Oct 2019
Plinth Politics Andrew Folan RHA 23 Oct 2019
Plinth Politics Aine McBride 30 Oct 2019
Plinth Politics – within an exterior Maud Cotter 13 Nov 2019
Plinth Politics Niamh McCann 20 Nov 2019


Title Lecturer Date