Co. Clare Studio & Workshops

To schedule a studio visit today to view new work, call or email us in Moy. The studio is located on a high elevation overlooking farms, Liscannor Harbor and the surrounding valley. 

Please email kevinthecolourpainter@gmail.com or call 

085 1411347.

Kevin Mc Namara Artist Studio

Clooneyogan South, Moy

Lehinch

Co. Clare, Ireland 



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  •  Studio & Landscape Classes with Kevin: Drawing and Painting (from life) for beginners:   6 weeks at 240.00 Euro (2019 schedule is limited.) See below for more info.

Studio Visits, Workshops, Talks and Demos



Studio Visits: Guests are welcome to visit the studio to view Kevin's newest work in Co. Clare, Ireland. Please email in advance or call to schedule a visit. NOTE: If you are interested in a specific painting on this site or private portrait commission, please let us know in advance. 


We are located just a short drive from Lahinch in Moy, almost on the top of Moy Hill. Look for signs on the N67 and up to the studio once you turn into Moy. It is about 4-5 min. drive up to the studio from the bottom of the main road. Look for the little studio signs and keep going till you find the main house (sign posted) with the studio in the back behind the house.  You can drop in and take a chance that Kevin is in for the day or call ahead to schedule a visit. We are available Mon.-Saturday 10 am - 6 pm.

Sunday by special appointment only. 


Workshops:  Kevin's studio is a full time professional working studio. Kevin takes on small student groups and teaches students either in his studio or on location (seaside landscapes) from what took him more than thirty years to learn as a professional artist. Classes run for six weeks (cost is 240.00 Euro) and you can join in at any point during a workshop. Sessions include a demo, one on one instruction and constructive feedback. Sessions are structured around Kevin's methods of observational drawing and painting techniques. Classes are fun, engaging and casual but serious in terms of his extensive experience and desire to share his knowledge. You learn and enjoy at your own comfortable pace. 


 If you are a beginner who has always wanted to learn how to paint or draw, Kevin can give you the information and training you need to get started.  After you learn his foundations and techniques in drawing, Kevin will take you through the steps of learning how to paint including how to paint what you see, not what you think you see. 


Please call or email to learn more. Students are responsible for their own art supplies unless otherwise arranged. We can provide you with a list of materials needed for the class. 


Studio & Landscape Classes with Kevin:Drawing and Painting (from life) for beginners:   6 weeks at 240.00 Euro (2019 schedule is limited.)

Group Outreach-We come to you! 1-2 day drawing workshops:  Please email or call for more information. (Group of 10 is 300. per session which includes a demo, talk, class led instruction and one on one feedback. Casual, fun and sure to engage all ages and learing levels. Additional travel and art supply fees may apply.)


New 2019 Summer "Sunny"Morning Colour and Drawing studies. This is a tricky one in Ireland! We get a mix of weather but this class is designed for sunny mornings here at the studio just outside in the garden. Unlike the other classes, this one begins at 10:30 and ends at noon. Cost is 30.00. We will work on doing a quick simple still life drawing from life and then jump into a loose painting of the same still life. Our focus will be on form, colour and light. It is a fun approach to learning about how to paint in the changing light and capture the essence of the subject in direct light. 

Best to check the weather a day or two ahead of time and then call to confirm your attending the class. Groups will vary from one to ten attendees. It is a fun and exciting class for all learning levels. Begins in mid May to September. (Please arrive 10 min. early to set up. Class begins at 10:30 and ends at noon.)


085 1411347

kevinthecolourpainter@gmail.com 


 Please email to learn more about international student workshops which run for a week in season. International one one one sessions by special appointment. Email or call for details. (Price depends on partial or full day classes or up to a week long session.) 

2 Hour sessions run 40.00 (student is responsible for their own supplies unless otherwise arranged) and masterclass sessions are priced below. 

Kevin works from life and teaches students in the same fashion. Kevin does not work from photographs and doesn't copy master works. Every class is taught either in his personal studio or on location along the coastline here in Co. Clare. 


Master Class Workshops and Advanced artists private sessions by appointment. 4 hour sessions begin 150.00 per session. Private session at 2 hours per session is 50.00. Our goal is to fit our teaching approach with your goals. After a brief interview, if it seems like a good fit, we can work out a schedule that suits. We do not take a straight forward and conventional approach to teaching and schedule a week of teaching where students sign up and show up. We require a brief interview to get a sense about what you are seeking in a class or workshop and then explain Kevin's approach to teaching. Kevin can work with you in the studio or on location for landscape painting sessions. 


New One Day Drawing Workshop with Kevin for holiday makers. 

We are now offering one or two day drawing classes to visitors to the area that are looking for something fun, unique and interesting to do while on holiday. We provide all the materials. The class includes Kevin doing a demo drawing, discussing the foundations in drawing and guiding each student in the process of creating a finished drawing to take home. Class is casual and fun but very informative and you may find yourself wanting to learn more. Even if you have never attempted drawing, you will walk away from this class with a new perspective and ability to begin a new hobby or even a career as an artist.  Class runs for about two and half hours. Includes breaks and irish tea. You will be working in the studio or near by the studio if the weather allows. We can take up to five students or as few as one. Ages under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Call ahead to find out about availability.  Cost is 35.00 per person. We look forward to hearing from you!


Outreach Workshops, Demonstrations or Lecture in Painting: Kevin is happy to consider outreach workshops. Minimum of five students and maximum of ten to insure quality input for each student. Minimum of two hours and maximum of six hours for a day long class. Cost is 20.00 per hour per student. 

Demo/Talks: (Aprox. 2 hours) If you want Kevin to come to your group and give a demo and talk, demonstrations run for about two hours to complete a small painting or drawing. Fee is 200.00 plus travel fee depending upon distance. Call or email to learn more. 085 1411347 or kevinthecolourpainter@gmail.com