Treat yourself to a fabulous week long printmaking journey in the majestic beauty of coastal northwest Ireland and to the unique opportunity of working at the prestigious
Limited to 10 participants
The workshop covers a wide range of techniques in the monotype process and continues with chine colle/ collage and the integration of the Solarplate intaglio process.
Working with Akua non toxic waterbased inks participants of all levels of experience will be encouraged to pursue their artistic vision using monotype and Solarplate as mark making tools in combination with whatever other techniques are efficient and available. The notion of the “artist as an inventor” will be stressed and the open-ended approach will lead to limitless opportunities. All inks, in studio supplies, one 8×10 Solarplate and 5 sheets of Arches 88 paper are included (additional Solarplates and paper are available for purchase). A suggested materials list will be sent as it gets closer. With numerous demonstrations, the interspersing of art making philosophies, extended open studio time and highly recommended day trips this program will be an intensive, information packed, enriching experience.
Participants will have full access to the shared studio spaces at any time of day or night, internet connection and use of the common rooms. The Ballinglen Centre offers an extensive art reference library, gallery area, an archive collection of over 500 works and knowledgeable staff available for guidance during office hours.
Workshop members share fully equipped self-catering traditional cottages with a view of the sea on the edge of Ballycastle village, an easy walk from the studio. Cottages have private bedrooms and shared kitchen and living areas. Most have ensuite baths.
For photos and much more information, please visit the Ballinglen website.
– workshop tuition and shared studio space for 7 days
– all in studio materials
– private room from June 7-15
– lunch/ dinner/ dessert/ tea/ coffee each workshop day
-full use of Ballinglen library and facilities 24/7
– transportation to and from Ballina the nearest bus or train station.
You may also fly into Shannon Airport (SNN) and take bus or rail transport to Ballina.
The workshop fee does not include air/bus/rail transport but does include transport to and from Ballina for your arrival and departure.
Ballinglen Arts Foundation is located in the rural village of Ballycastle, County Mayo. Ballina a shopping town with a population of about 9,500 is about a half hour from Ballycastle, a village of 350. The beach is about a mile from the village and there are numerous loop walks that are easily accessed.
In Ballycastle, there is traditional music once weekly in the local pub and Mary’s Cottage Kitchen tearoom has daily lunches and home baking available. A butcher shop, grocery store and an off license are also available.
There are obvious marks of continuous habitation for 6000 years in this part of the country so an optional day trip to Ceide Fields (a 6000 year old Neolithic site) Downpatrick Head, the round tower in Killala, and Lacken Strand are available.
For questions about class content or materials:
505 577 6296
For all other inquiries:
or phone The Ballinglen Arts Foundation office,
+353 96 43 184 from outside Ireland, 096 43 184 from within Ireland.