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You are @  Painting ToursBotanical Watercolour Workshop / tour Ireland 2019
 

 
watercolour by botanical artist: Jane Stark 

 
watercolour by botanical artist: Jane Stark 

 
Prices workshop participants:
Twin      $3700.00 CDN 
Single   $4520.00 CDN  

Price for non-workshop companion: 
Twin      $3300.00 CDN

All prices are subject to change due to fluxuating world currency.

Deposit required at time of reservation:
$500.00 Canadian 
Deadline to register: January 31, 2019


Click here to download the reservation form 

 
Prices workshop participants:
Twin      $3700.00 CDN 
Single   $4520.00 CDN  

Price for non-workshop companion: 
Twin      $3300.00 CDN

All prices are subject to change due to fluxuating world currency.

Deposit required at time of reservation:
$500.00 Canadian 
Deadline to register: January 31, 2019


Click here to download the reservation form 

 

Painting Instructor
Award winning Bontanical Artist, Jane Stark
visit Jane's web site:
https://janestark.net/


Biography
Jane is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto, Canada. In addition to working as an award-winning botanical artist, she has spent over 30 years as a book designer and illustrator, primarily in the field of natural history. Jane enjoys painting both wild and cultivated plants and her work has won a number of awards in adjudicated exhibitions. Her paintings are in private collections in Ireland, the United States, Canada and Europe. She is a founding member of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists, which she chaired fom 2016 until 2018, and is curator of the annual Botanical Art Expo at Claregalway Castle. Jane is an experienced teacher and conducts botanical art courses and workshops in Co. Galway and elsewhere.

 

 

 

 

Tour Coordinator
Nancy Walsh (Director, Going Places Togther) coordinates your itinerary, paint brush in hand.
   
Included in your Painting Package:
   

Tour: 
5 nights accommodation as per itinerary
Entrance to:
Monastery ruins at Glendalough Waterford Crystal factory
Blarney Castle Muckross House
Meals per itinerary 
Service of English speaking guide throughout
Going Places Together tour coordinator

Botanical Workshop:
Jane Stark Instructor Botanical Painting 5 days
Accommodation 6 nights as per itinerary
Breakfast and dinner daily


Not included in your Painting Package:
International air (please ask Nancy to quote)
Passport application
Meals not listed in itinerary
Travel insurance (Recommended for all travelers quote available for Canadians from Nancy)
Painting supplies (can be supplied by instructor if necessary, please request price and list of supplies included.)



 

Painting Instructor
Award winning Bontanical Artist, Jane Stark
visit Jane's web site:
https://janestark.net/


Biography
Jane is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto, Canada. In addition to working as an award-winning botanical artist, she has spent over 30 years as a book designer and illustrator, primarily in the field of natural history. Jane enjoys painting both wild and cultivated plants and her work has won a number of awards in adjudicated exhibitions. Her paintings are in private collections in Ireland, the United States, Canada and Europe. She is a founding member of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists, which she chaired fom 2016 until 2018, and is curator of the annual Botanical Art Expo at Claregalway Castle. Jane is an experienced teacher and conducts botanical art courses and workshops in Co. Galway and elsewhere.

 

 

 

 

Tour Coordinator
Nancy Walsh (Director, Going Places Togther) coordinates your itinerary, paint brush in hand.
   
Included in your Painting Package:
   

Tour: 
5 nights accommodation as per itinerary
Entrance to:
Monastery ruins at Glendalough Waterford Crystal factory
Blarney Castle Muckross House
Meals per itinerary 
Service of English speaking guide throughout
Going Places Together tour coordinator

Botanical Workshop:
Jane Stark Instructor Botanical Painting 5 days
Accommodation 6 nights as per itinerary
Breakfast and dinner daily


Not included in your Painting Package:
International air (please ask Nancy to quote)
Passport application
Meals not listed in itinerary
Travel insurance (Recommended for all travelers quote available for Canadians from Nancy)
Painting supplies (can be supplied by instructor if necessary, please request price and list of supplies included.)




Botanical Painting in Ireland
Workshop & Pre-workshop Southern Ireland Tour

July 8 - 19, 2019

Instructor
Botanical Artist Jane Stark

 
Join us for this amazing opportunity to visit Ireland and as you capture the history and beauty of the Emerald Isle. This Southern Ireland tour is followed by a 5-day artists workshop at Claregalway Castle (County Galway) with Ireland's Botanical watercolour artist Jane Stark. 
 

 

Celtic Cross, County Kerry

 

BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP
July 8 - 19, 2019

 

PRE-WORKSHOP
Tour Itinerary:

Day 1, Monday July 8, 2019 Dublin - Glendalough - Kilkenny Castle - Dunmore East      
Meet your group and guide in Dublin, Ireland. Depart Dublin and travel through the rolling countryside into the Wicklow Mountains. Your first stop is Glendalough (The Valley of Two Lakes) where the ruins of a 6th century monastic community, awaits. This is an area of natural beauty and you will have time at leisure to walk the trails, take some photos or sketch the ancient Celtic crosses and round towers. Continue to medieval Kilkenny with its cobbled streets. Potential sights to explore at leisure include the Castle, Cathedral, Abbeys and Churches all dating back to the Norman period. This afternoon you continue south to the Viking settlement of Waterford and the coastal village of Dunmore East.
 
Overnight: Dunmore East, Fitzwilton Hotel 4* or similar

 

Day 2, Tuesday July 9, 2019: Dunmore East - Waterford Crystal - Blarney Castle - Killarney  
 
Following breakfast check out of your hotel and join your group to continue your tour journey. Today includes a visit to the home of Waterford Crystal, one of Ireland's most famous exports. Treat yourself to a souvenir of the finest cut glass or simply pause a while and watch true artisans at work. Next, continue your scenic journey through County Waterford into the panoramic city of Cork. Today's highlight for many will be your visit to Blarney Castle. Will you kiss the Blarney Stone? Following lunch, continue to Killarney where you will make your home for the next two nights. 

Overnight: Killarney, Eviston House Hotel 3* or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3, Wednesday July 10, 2019: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney 
      
Today visit the Ring of Kerry. Begin your day as you ride by horse cart or on horseback,  through Killarney National Park. Those who are more adventurous can even choose to ride horseback. Next travel by coach past emerald pastures and picturesque villages where jaw- dropping views of cliffs, mountains and ancient pagen forts are always close at hand. Highlights include the vista of the Skellig rocks, and Waterville, a beautiful town that was once home to Hollywood legend Charlie Chaplin.

Your afternoon is packed with many highlights including Moll's Gap, Ladies View, Leprechaun Crossing, the Lakes of Killarney, Torc Waterfall and Muckross House.

Overnight: Killarney - Eviston House Hotel 3* or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4, Thursday, July 11, 2019: Killarney - Dingle Peninsula 
This morning following breakfast travel to the Dingle, a charming Gaelic-speaking village where fishing is the primary concern. Beginning here, your group will complete a journey that many photographic magazines claim is one of th
e most beautiful in the world. Slea Head Drive is a circular route, part of the Wild Atlantic Way, that provides stunning views of the Sleeping Giant Island, the Blasket Islands and Beehive Huts dating back more than 4000 years. Later you will proceed to Bunratty Castle and chance to visit the Bunratty Folk Park. 

Overnight: near Ennis, County Clare - The Woodstock, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member4*, superior room or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5, Friday July 12, 201: Doolin - Burren - Ailwee Caves - Cliffs of Moher - Galway   

This morning continue your journey up the coast to Doolin, the birthplace of Irish traditional music and then on to Burren, a lunar-like landscape dating back 300 million years where underground rivers and waterfalls flow. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, the most popular natural tourist destination in Ireland and most spectacular cliffs in Europe. Rising over 700 feet in height, these cliffs are home to some of nature's most majestic birds including puffins and gannets.  Near Ballyvaughan, a chance to visit either the famous Ailwee Caves or the neighbouring Birds of Prey  Centre where you can see a falconry display. Which stop we make will be decided according to the preferences of the group. Later journeying on towards Galway, you will stop at the 12th century Corcomroe Abbey before heading on to the quaint and artistic village of Kinvara. Leaving the Burren you will travel around the eastern end of Galway Bay and make your way into Galway. Galway is known as the city of the tribes and Ireland's cultural capital, with a vast array of fine seafood eateries and home to an endless selection of traditional Irish music venues. 

 
Overnight: Galway - Victoria Hotel 3* or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6  Saturday July 13, 2016 Galway / Claregalway    
Today is an opportunity to enjoy more of Galway. Check out of your room, leave your luggage in the hotel luggage room and j
oin your group for a guided walking tour with your workshop instructor and a local guide.  Enjoy the opportunity to experience your interests in Galway before returning to the hotel to join your group and travel to Claregalway to begin your Botanical Painting Workshop. 

Overnight: The Arches Hotel (6 nights)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Itinerary: Botanical Watercolour Workshop

  
    Claregalway Castle 

A message from Jane:

"This five day workshop will give you an opportunity to explore, in a supportive and relaxed setting, the art of botanical illustration through pencil drawing and painting in watercolours. Working with live plants as the theme, I will demonstrate how to develop a painting from initial pencil sketches to finished watercolour, working with the group as a whole and with you one-on-one to show ways of achieving a variety of effects, which can be used in developing a personal style. You will be encouraged to proceed at your own pace, and emphasis will be on basic drawing and painting techniques, development of observational skills, composition, colour theory and use of materials. The workshop is suitable for both beginners and those who would like to improve on existing skills."   


                                        

Day 7 to Day 12  Monday July 14 - July 18
Botanical Watercolour Workshop with Jane Stark 
 
       
Just across the street from your hotel is a Castle! Claregalway Castle is a fully restored 15th century Anglo-Norman Tower House situated on the banks of the River Clare. Jane has arranged that daily workshops will be held in this truly inspiring venue!

Workshop Itinerary:
Daily 10:00-16:00 HRS.  
Breaks will be included to give you time to explore and enjoy the castle and its gardens.
A social gathering each evening back at the hotel will double as friendly Critiques, a key part of developing as an artist.

Dinner: Nightly at The Arches Hotel

Overnight: The Arches Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Daily 

Day 13 July 19, 2019 Workshop ends / Head home or see more of Ireland    
It is time to say goodbye to your workshop friends and to Jane. You may wish to return to Dublin and enjoy this exciting city (ask Nancy for transfer assistance). Or perhaps you plan to head off to see more of Ireland. Once flights have been obtained, transfers can be arranged at your expense. 

This is the end of our services, until we are once again Going Places Together.  

 

 

 

 


Botanical Painting in Ireland
Workshop & Pre-workshop Southern Ireland Tour

July 8 - 19, 2019

Instructor
Botanical Artist Jane Stark

 
Join us for this amazing opportunity to visit Ireland and as you capture the history and beauty of the Emerald Isle. This Southern Ireland tour is followed by a 5-day artists workshop at Claregalway Castle (County Galway) with Ireland's Botanical watercolour artist Jane Stark. 
 

 

Celtic Cross, County Kerry

 

BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP
July 8 - 19, 2019

 

PRE-WORKSHOP
Tour Itinerary:

Day 1, Monday July 8, 2019 Dublin - Glendalough - Kilkenny Castle - Dunmore East      
Meet your group and guide in Dublin, Ireland. Depart Dublin and travel through the rolling countryside into the Wicklow Mountains. Your first stop is Glendalough (The Valley of Two Lakes) where the ruins of a 6th century monastic community, awaits. This is an area of natural beauty and you will have time at leisure to walk the trails, take some photos or sketch the ancient Celtic crosses and round towers. Continue to medieval Kilkenny with its cobbled streets. Potential sights to explore at leisure include the Castle, Cathedral, Abbeys and Churches all dating back to the Norman period. This afternoon you continue south to the Viking settlement of Waterford and the coastal village of Dunmore East.
 
Overnight: Dunmore East, Fitzwilton Hotel 4* or similar

 

Day 2, Tuesday July 9, 2019: Dunmore East - Waterford Crystal - Blarney Castle - Killarney  
 
Following breakfast check out of your hotel and join your group to continue your tour journey. Today includes a visit to the home of Waterford Crystal, one of Ireland's most famous exports. Treat yourself to a souvenir of the finest cut glass or simply pause a while and watch true artisans at work. Next, continue your scenic journey through County Waterford into the panoramic city of Cork. Today's highlight for many will be your visit to Blarney Castle. Will you kiss the Blarney Stone? Following lunch, continue to Killarney where you will make your home for the next two nights. 

Overnight: Killarney, Eviston House Hotel 3* or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3, Wednesday July 10, 2019: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney 
      
Today visit the Ring of Kerry. Begin your day as you ride by horse cart or on horseback,  through Killarney National Park. Those who are more adventurous can even choose to ride horseback. Next travel by coach past emerald pastures and picturesque villages where jaw- dropping views of cliffs, mountains and ancient pagen forts are always close at hand. Highlights include the vista of the Skellig rocks, and Waterville, a beautiful town that was once home to Hollywood legend Charlie Chaplin.

Your afternoon is packed with many highlights including Moll's Gap, Ladies View, Leprechaun Crossing, the Lakes of Killarney, Torc Waterfall and Muckross House.

Overnight: Killarney - Eviston House Hotel 3* or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4, Thursday, July 11, 2019: Killarney - Dingle Peninsula 
This morning following breakfast travel to the Dingle, a charming Gaelic-speaking village where fishing is the primary concern. Beginning here, your group will complete a journey that many photographic magazines claim is one of th
e most beautiful in the world. Slea Head Drive is a circular route, part of the Wild Atlantic Way, that provides stunning views of the Sleeping Giant Island, the Blasket Islands and Beehive Huts dating back more than 4000 years. Later you will proceed to Bunratty Castle and chance to visit the Bunratty Folk Park. 

Overnight: near Ennis, County Clare - The Woodstock, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member4*, superior room or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5, Friday July 12, 201: Doolin - Burren - Ailwee Caves - Cliffs of Moher - Galway   

This morning continue your journey up the coast to Doolin, the birthplace of Irish traditional music and then on to Burren, a lunar-like landscape dating back 300 million years where underground rivers and waterfalls flow. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, the most popular natural tourist destination in Ireland and most spectacular cliffs in Europe. Rising over 700 feet in height, these cliffs are home to some of nature's most majestic birds including puffins and gannets.  Near Ballyvaughan, a chance to visit either the famous Ailwee Caves or the neighbouring Birds of Prey  Centre where you can see a falconry display. Which stop we make will be decided according to the preferences of the group. Later journeying on towards Galway, you will stop at the 12th century Corcomroe Abbey before heading on to the quaint and artistic village of Kinvara. Leaving the Burren you will travel around the eastern end of Galway Bay and make your way into Galway. Galway is known as the city of the tribes and Ireland's cultural capital, with a vast array of fine seafood eateries and home to an endless selection of traditional Irish music venues. 

 
Overnight: Galway - Victoria Hotel 3* or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6  Saturday July 13, 2016 Galway / Claregalway    
Today is an opportunity to enjoy more of Galway. Check out of your room, leave your luggage in the hotel luggage room and j
oin your group for a guided walking tour with your workshop instructor and a local guide.  Enjoy the opportunity to experience your interests in Galway before returning to the hotel to join your group and travel to Claregalway to begin your Botanical Painting Workshop. 

Overnight: The Arches Hotel (6 nights)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Itinerary: Botanical Watercolour Workshop

  
    Claregalway Castle 

A message from Jane:

"This five day workshop will give you an opportunity to explore, in a supportive and relaxed setting, the art of botanical illustration through pencil drawing and painting in watercolours. Working with live plants as the theme, I will demonstrate how to develop a painting from initial pencil sketches to finished watercolour, working with the group as a whole and with you one-on-one to show ways of achieving a variety of effects, which can be used in developing a personal style. You will be encouraged to proceed at your own pace, and emphasis will be on basic drawing and painting techniques, development of observational skills, composition, colour theory and use of materials. The workshop is suitable for both beginners and those who would like to improve on existing skills."   


                                        

Day 7 to Day 12  Monday July 14 - July 18
Botanical Watercolour Workshop with Jane Stark 
 
       
Just across the street from your hotel is a Castle! Claregalway Castle is a fully restored 15th century Anglo-Norman Tower House situated on the banks of the River Clare. Jane has arranged that daily workshops will be held in this truly inspiring venue!

Workshop Itinerary:
Daily 10:00-16:00 HRS.  
Breaks will be included to give you time to explore and enjoy the castle and its gardens.
A social gathering each evening back at the hotel will double as friendly Critiques, a key part of developing as an artist.

Dinner: Nightly at The Arches Hotel

Overnight: The Arches Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Daily 

Day 13 July 19, 2019 Workshop ends / Head home or see more of Ireland    
It is time to say goodbye to your workshop friends and to Jane. You may wish to return to Dublin and enjoy this exciting city (ask Nancy for transfer assistance). Or perhaps you plan to head off to see more of Ireland. Once flights have been obtained, transfers can be arranged at your expense. 

This is the end of our services, until we are once again Going Places Together.  

 

 

 

 

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In association with:
Stonetown Travel Ltd.  | 150 Queen Street  | St. Marys | Ontario | N4X 1B4
TICO Ontario Registration Number: 50010159


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