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Painting In Oils With A Palette Knife

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All workshops are cancelled until further notice due to Covid-19.  

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I have over 15 years of experience giving art workshops and teaching. I love to pass on my knowledge of painting. Passionate about teaching, I encourage my students to experience the joy that painting can bring.

In all of my painting workshops, you will enjoy the fun, relaxed atmosphere, with lots of one-on-one time with me and plenty of demonstrations and hands-on help.

The price of the art workshop is €135.

All materials are supplied (including canvas and oil paints), lunch and refreshments included.

Come and join me for the day in the Loft Room – Skerries Mills, Skerries, County Dublin.   Enjoy refreshments and choose your lunch from the menu at the Watermill Restaurant.   No experience is necessary to attend a workshop and each student leaves with a finished painting and has a great day out.

Workshops are held on Saturdays or Sundays from 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. No need to bring anything as everything is provided. Just wear old clothes or an apron to protect your clothes. Workshops are restricted to 12 people, so book early.


21st MARCH – LANDSCAPES – cancelled due to Covid-19


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If you are booking an art workshop as a gift and you would like a gift card, please write a note in additional information/order notes on the checkout page, requesting a gift card.

Please note that there are two flights of stairs up to the Loft Room and this may cause difficulties for anyone with mobility issues.



Olga Hammersley

Would highly recommend Karen’s one day workshop for those looking for a uniquely enjoyable day out exploring your creative side, whether new or old to art. Myself and my mother-in-law thoroughly enjoyed learning to paint daisies with a pallet knife, singing along to epic tunes in a warm and welcoming environment. It was fun seeing each person’s unique painting at the end of the class. Karen provided excellent tuition, very patient, with hands-on step by step instructions, in her beautiful studio in Skerries Mills. The studio itself is wonderful to explore with her fabulous artwork and distinctive style paintings.

Sarah Gilligan

If you love painting or want to give it a go I would highly recommend Karen’s class. I attended a one-day seascape workshop working with a palette knife. It was my first time using oils – Karen managed different levels of ability and everyone left with a beautiful painting. Such a relaxed day and a really lovely lunch as well. I’ll be back again

Geraldine O’Sullivan

Highly recommend Karen’s class. Attended a one day workshop working with a palette knife. Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Everyone produced a beautiful finished painting at the end of the day. Great fun atmosphere in class very relaxed and no pressure. Karen is very encouraging and helpful. I’ll be back!


Your booking is not confirmed until full payment has been received. Payments are non-refundable when booking workshops. I understand that plans change and there are times when you need to cancel a workshop. If you wish to cancel, please give me at least one months notice and I will be pleased to put your payment towards a new booking. I regret that I cannot transfer payments for workshops missed or where less than one month (30 days) notice is received.   By booking a workshop you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.


Additional information

start date

Saturday 1st February – Wildflower Meadows, Saturday 15th February – Seascapes, Saturday 29th February – Still Life flowers, Saturday 21st March – Landscapes, Saturday 4th April – Wildflower Meadows, Saturday 25th April – Seascapes, Gift Voucher – date to be arranged

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