Summer Painting Programme for Adults


Painting and Drawing in Light, Mood and Movement”, is the title of the forthcoming Summer Art programme for adults in the Laois Arthouse. It will be directed by acclaimed painter John Keating. It takes place on 7, 8th and 9th June from 11.00am to 4.00pm daily and the cost is €80 per person.

Over the three days the participants will focus on a number of areas including still life- observational line, texture form and composition in various techniques; the figure- drawing and painting the figure through gesture, movement and static form; a sense of perspective- developing painting or drawing with the emphasis on spatial dimensionality and creating the illusion of space through light, tone and depth.

Born in Tipperary in1953. John Keating studied at the Crawford College of Art, Cork, Trinity College, Dublin, Loughborough University, Leicestershire and The Arts Student League of New York, which he attended on a scholarship. Keating has exhibited nationally and internationally including exhibitions in the U.S.A., Italy, Spain, Greece, Monaco and China. His work is included in private and public collections in Ireland, the U.S.A., Australia, Italy, Greece and England. Keating has guest lectured and tutored on the drawing studies course at the National Gallery of Ireland, National College of Art and Design, Dublin Institute of Technology.

There will be a closing reception on Friday 9th June at 4.30pm where a selection of the participant’s works and John Keating’s paintings will be exhibited. The exhibition will be on show until the end of June.

Documentation of the programme will be done by artist Lisa Fingleton. This project is curated by Muireann Ní Chonaill, Arts Officer. This project is funded by the percent for Art Scheme and Laois County Council. For more info: T 057 8664033 E:




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