Masterclasses & Workshops

Painting Places, Oil Painting Masterclass
By: Ciara Roche
23 Oct 2021 - 24 Oct 2021
Fee Application Deadline
€160 October 1, 2021
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This two-day Masterclass will begin hands on with oil paint handling, painting wet on wet, colour mixing through artist demonstrations with each student getting stuck in testing and pushing the use of paint. Ciara will then lead a series of time-based painting challenges where the emphasis is on students becoming comfortable mark making in paint without importance on the end result.

For the second day of the Masterclass each participant will bring a selection of images of particular places of significance to them. Using the skills learned the day before they will undertake a self-directed series of paintings with one-to-one tutorials from Ciara and individual feedback towards the end of the day. Students will finish the Masterclass with some paintings that they have made but more importantly – new skills and a confidence in oil paint that they may bring with them into their future paintings.


Ciara Roche is a painter based in rural county Wexford. Exhibitions in 2021 include of late… (solo) in Mothers Tankstation Gallery, Ochre a two-person exhibition in Wexford Arts Centre, HOME in the Glucksman, and PeripheriesMEET in Periphery Space Gorey. Previous exhibitions include a Here and Away (solo) the Lab Gallery, Dublin 2019 and shows in VISUAL Carlow, Lismore Castle Arts, Sirius Arts Centre and the Royal Irish Academy. In 2020 she won the Éigse Graduate prize with Carlow Arts Festival. She has been recipient of Arts Council Bursary, Creative Ireland and Artlink Awards. As part of a collective of 3 artists she was awarded a Wexford County Council Per Cent Per Art Commission which resulted in a community-based post card project in Enniscorthy in 2019.

Image: Ciara Roche, SMEGS, 2020, oil on canvas, 40 x 50cm, Image courtesy of the artist and Mother’s Tankstation Gallery, Dublin.