Painting in the Park
with Paul McKenna
Saturday 2nd September


Workshop: Painting in the Park with Paul McKenna
Date: Saturday 2nd September
Time: 10am – 5pm
Venue: Cork Photo Gallery, The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald’s Park.
Suitable for ages 16+.


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plein air painting

Spend a day plein air painting in Fitzgerald Park, be inspired by the beautiful gardens and views of the River Lee. Led by Artist Paul Mckenna, you will be guided through composition set up, brush techniques, and colour mixing. You will work with Open Golden Acrylic, a slow drying acrylic ideal for Plein-air painting. The workshop is a ideal for those wishing to try something new or develop their skills.

A great way to spend the day relaxing in the park, enjoying the process of plein air painting.

The day begins with a practical introduction to colour mixing, tips for  composition, techniques and various approaches to painting. The group will then part ways to select locations around the park. Paul will check in on your progress throughout the day to offer advice and guidance. Lunch is from 1-2pm, you are welcome to bring a picnic or order from the Natural Foods Bakery, cafe on site. We will finish up the day with a group discussion at 4pm.


Materials you need to bring:

Small sketch book
A canvas or canvas panel
Selection of paint brushes
Water container
Rag to clean brushes
Sun Hat

You will be provided with paint but feel free to bring your own for comparison.

In the event of unsuitable weather forecast we will reschedule the workshop to an alternative date. 24 hours notice will be given.

Paul McKenna
Born in Cork in 1976. Paul went studied Graphic Design in Central Saint Martins College, London, majoring in printmaking and animation. After graduating he spent a number of years printmaking in Cork Printmakers. Paul has worked for C. Robersons & Co. London aiding in the manufacturing of artist painting materials and as a canvas stretcher for their sister company Russell & Chappell. It was there that he developed his passion for painting.

After spending a number of years living in New Zealand he is now based in Cork a member of Sample studios and teaches his own painting classes. He has exhibited regularly in Cork, London and New Zealand. In 2015 Paul became a registered Golden Acrylic Artist educator and lectures and runs workshop on the use of their materials.


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