The Linenhall invites all artists and artistic ‘dabblers’ to come out painting ‘en plein air’ in the environs of Castlebar! Plein air is simply a French term for painting outdoors. Painters and sketchers of all standards are invited to meet up at the Linenhall Arts Centre Coffee Shop at 11.00am on Saturday 18th June, before heading out and painting a scene (or scenes) of their choice. This is a self-directed event, not a taught workshop, and is co-ordinated by Plein Eire West member Noelle Angley. There is no competition, your artistic results won’t be judged. It is a day out painting for the sheer enjoyment of it. This event presents the perfect opportunity to meet up with other painters, brave it out into public space, and capture the character and beauty of Castlebar town using paint, ink, pastels, or even just pencil. Painters can choose to meet up again at lunchtime, and should reconvene at 5pm at the Linenhall for a coffee to show your work and share your experiences of the day.
Depending on the level of attendance an exhibition of works may be arranged for a later date in the Linenhall Foyer.
What to bring: easel, chair (optional), with oil/acrylic/watercolour/pastel paints (white, blue, red, yellow minimum), canvas/board/paper, brushes, turpentine/water, palette etc. Sketchers need only bring a sketchbook and pencils/charcoal. In case of inclement weather (!) please bear in mind that there are lots of ways to attach your umbrella to your easel, and the town is full of archways and canopies! Suitable areas of shelter will also be identified around the town.
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