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IRELAND 2016
Valentia Island - County Kerry Ireland

Session 1 - Plein Air on the Ring of Kerry
On the Irish Roads Less Traveled 2016
August 28 - September 4, 2016

This Retreat is for the seasoned Artist that wants and craves inspiration that only this part of Ireland can provide. Paint every day in different locations, cliffs, traditional cottages, rugged and rocky beaches, Portmagee fishing village and at a lighthouse. Join Barbara for an Artist's dream come true week. This is not your bus tour but a living experience of County Kerry, Ireland.

Cost is $2450 per person sharing Non-Participant cost is $1950 per person sharing
Fee includes:

  • Ground transportation to and from Shannon Airport on August 28 and September 4th, 2016
  • Sunday-Saturday nights at a top Valentia Island B&B
  • Wifi
  • Daily lunches Monday - Saturday
  • Daily trips to local attractions for painting
  • Shipping of artwork back to your home or studio address, if desired
  • Dinner reception on arrival Sunday night at the cottage of Tom and Barbara Mastaglio and dinner at a local restaurant on Saturday night



  • Session 2 - Roxanne Steed's Watercolor Sketchbook Tour- Ireland 2016
    September 11-18, 2016

    This is YOUR year! I've been wanting to share the fun of 'going small' and show my friends how easy this can be. Keeping a sketchbook of your impressions and thoughts can capture YOUR memories in ways that photos never will. Even if you haven't drawn since grade-school – Roxanne can teach you. The scenery in this area of Ireland is a painter's dream! From thatched roof cottages, rugged coastlines, fishing villages, colorful boats, beautiful wildflowers, rolling farmland with cows and sheep grazing, to an amazing island off shore, Skellig Michael (yes, the place where the most recent Star Wars movie did some filming!). Where people know how to make a proper pot of tea, and pour a good Guinness, and make some mighty fine chocolate, too; this region of Kerry is filled with inspiring things to see and do. Some of the things you'll learn during this workshop:

    • atmospheric perspective in the landscape
    • developing your own personal style
    • building strong compositions
    • using photographs and/or painting from life
    • daily lectures and demos
    • lots of one-on-one instruction
    • something for every level

    I'm looking forward to meeting you and having fun on our Irish sketchbook journey!
    - Roxanne

    Cost is $2450 per person sharing Non-Participant cost is $1950 per person sharing
    Fee includes:

  • Ground transportation to and from Shannon Airport on Sept 11 and 18, 2016
  • Sunday-Saturday nights at Valentia Island B&B
  • Daily lunches Monday - Saturday
  • Daily trips to local attractions for painting
  • All Sketchbook supplies
  • Daily Instruction with Roxanne Steed Monday - Saturday
  • Dinner reception on arrival Sunday night at the cottage of Tom and Barbara Mastaglio and dinner at a local restaurant on Saturday night
  • Wifi


  • Don't Foget?

    To reserve your place at either the first session On the Irish Roads Less Traveled 2016 or the second session Roxanne Steed's Watercolor Sketchbook Tour- Ireland 2016, please complete the required registration form and deposit. The deposit required upon registration is $500 (non-refundable). Balance due on or before July 1, 2016 $1950.00 for Participants and $1450.00 for non-participants.