‘FINISH IT’ Workshop!

‘It’s not my job to teach you imagination, it’s my job to teach you to BE YOURS…….’                   


10am – 5pm

Postponed.. New date T.B.C.           5 Spaces available

Strictly limited to 8 students…….  Please contact me to book…. Early booking advisable to avoid disappointment.

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How can I tell if my painting is finished?

Brand new ‘Finish It’ Workshop for those of you who have been asking to bring your unfinished or unresolved paintings that need ‘something’ but you’re not sure of what that something is….

Anyone who paints has been there, whether your are an experienced artist, an improver or a beginner… that place you reach within a painting that you can’t seem to get beyond.  This workshop is the safe space that you can bring that embarrassing painting that you ‘just can’t look at anymore’ and you feel like putting in the bin!

This workshop is specifically designed to help you through this frustrating part of your journey that can be so easily relieved by reaching out for a little help.  

‘When I get ‘stuck’ on a painting I need to reach out to my artist friends, family and students to offer me a constructive critique on my work.  I need that advice from those around me that understand the creative process of painting so that I can grow and move on in my practise.  The art students I work with are constantly surprised when I explain that some of my best paintings are a direct result of having painted on top of several ‘disasters’.  That same canvas that I have painted over repeatedly out of sheer frustration or for the purpose of giving myself the freedom to ‘let it go’ will find its resolution in the end….. The best advice we can seek comes from our peers and our teachers.. We can then choose which aspect of that advice works best for us and fits our vision of that ‘finished’ piece.’  – Denise.

So like all of our workshops, this is about getting real and objective critiques on your work that will affirm what you are doing correctly and show you the areas in which you can improve.

Award-winning artist and teacher Denise Hogan has a wealth of experience in both teaching and in her own practise of painting.

In Denise’s one-day workshops you will find yourself in a welcoming atmosphere of learning and fun in which you can relax and absorb your new knowledge.

Like Denise’s regular weekly classes you will learn how to look at Art, how to read Art and how to communicate with your materials.  All are welcome from  beginners to experienced painters, the only requirement is your willingness to ‘give it a go’,  your openness to your own creativity and your sense of fun!…. Your teacher will help & advise you, but will also encourage your learning by ensuring you create your own finished piece…. Please do adjust your expectations of the day according to your level of experience…. enjoy where you are in your journey wherever that is… Everyone will be working on their own image at their own pace so there is no pressure to keep up with anyone but yourself!

All the materials you will need are provided, including paints, brushes, sketching materials and image library.   You just need to bring those unfinished paintings and perhaps an image or to inspire you further or to show me where you think you would like your painting to go.

The workshops run from  10am – 5pm with refreshments available all day. There is a break at midday to enjoy a home cooked lunch.

Book your place early to avoid disappointment.

Next Workshops:Galway City (Roscam)

10am – 5pm  Saturdays

Saturday  – 7th March ’20           5 Spaces available

Strictly limited to 8 students…….  Please contact me to book or to join our short waiting/cancellation list…. Early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment.

Price €100.00

 Please contact me if you are interested in taking part in future workshops and I will place your name on this specific mailing list to receive details of new workshops early.

How to book: Simply contact me and send a deposit* of €50.00. The balance is payable on the day.

*Please note that due to very small class sizes, deposits and payments are non-refundable or transferable unless the workshop does not go ahead.