Masterclasses & Workshops

By: Mollie Douthit
6 Oct 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
Fee Application Deadline
€180 September 22, 2018
Sorry, we are no longer accepting applications for this workshop.

This two-day workshop will consider act of patience in painting. Emphasis will be on preparation of a palette, working wet on wet, and how to personally translate the viewing of subject into paint. The aims of the course is to gain confidence in painting from a technical and theoretical standpoint. Day one will focus on preparation, looking and translating. Day two will focus on application.

Douthit was awarded her BFA from the  University of North Dakota in 2009 and her MFA from the Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland in 2014. Douthit’s work has been published in New American Paintings, The Irish Arts Review, and the Irish Independent. Reviews of Douthit’s work have been published in the Irish Times, and Sunday Times Culture. Her work is included in both public and private collections.

In 2013 she was the recipient of the Hennessy Craig Award from the Royal Hibernian Academy. In 2014 Douthit’s work was advanced to Stage II of the John Moores Painting Prize, and was highlighted through Saatchi Art’s ‘Invest in Art Series’. Completing her MFA Douthit was shortlisted for Saatchi Art’s New Sensation Prize. 2014 Exhibitions include the Continental Shift- Saatchi Gallery, London; If I show you the roses-Rubicon Projects, Dublin. 2015 Exhibitions include a solo exhibition at the RHA Ashford Gallery; Panorama group exhibition- Pallas Projects. 2016 exhibitions include Contemporary Realism group exhibition- Catherine Hammond Gallery; Courtship KCAT Engagement group Exhibition- Kilkenny Arts Festival. 2017 exhibitions include the RHA Annual, 440 Gallery Brooklyn ‘home’ group show, and an exhibition at the North Dakota Museum of Art, supported by William Wosick’s ‘Maker’s Series’.


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:

Image: Mollie Douthit, Three C’s, Oil on canvas panel, 11 x 8cm, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.