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The Art Hand, Waterford:
The Art Hand is a new art school on the Waterford coast in south-east Ireland that runs intensive and challenging art courses by professional artists and tutors in painting, photography, stained glass, mosaic and more. The Art Hand is located in a spectacular rural landscape on the cliffs near Bunmahon in an area of great natural beauty called the Copper Coast. The Art Hand is a place to make art and to be inspired by the land, sea and sky. Classes are small, the workshop and studio space is well equiped, warm and bright. The courses are aimed at national as well as overseas participants who want to develop their art or who simply want a creative holiday. Accommodation and food can be provided.

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Paint the Copper Coast with Patrick Palmer (5 days):
Patrick will bring the participants of this course to some of his favourite locations along the Copper Coast to capture the Land, Sea and Sky in oil paint on canvas or wood panel. From the dramatic cliffs above Kilmurrin cove to the fishing harbour of Dunabrattin, this is an area of spectacular natural beauty. This traditional method of painting is called En Plein Air, a French expression which means “in the open air”, and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors. 

This course offers an exciting opportunity to paint the wonderful light and magical colours of the Irish landscape. Patrick’s experience and positive energy will encourage and inspire all who work with him! The course is best suited for people with some experience of painting. Patrick will adapt the course to suit each person’s ability. The class size will be small so you are sure of individual attention.

Preliminary sketches will be done in pencil, watercolour, acrylic or oil. The scene will be photographed by each student to record the light, colour and detail. These images will be useful for later reference when you work indoors at The Art Hand to finish the paintings. The weather here can also be quite unpredictable so you will need to be prepared to dash indoors!

Patrick will then show you how to transfer your sketches to your canvas or wood panel upon which the paintings will be completed. Patrick is an oil painter and all of these paintings will be done in oil. He will encourage you by advising on the composition and painting techniques so that you will bring home something to be proud of.

The cost for the course is €495 which includes evening meals. Accommodation is not included but can be arranged at a nearby house. Numbers are limited so booking is essential.

Further Art Courses:
- Flora, Fauna, Fantasy and Illusion - Decorative Painting with Pamela Silin-Palmer
- But is it Art? - Photography with George Munday
- Introducing Technology to Stained Glass - with Sean Corcoran
- The Art of Collage - with Miranda Corcoran

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Address: Bunmahon, The Copper Coast, Waterford, Ireland
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