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Paint & Print Making in Westclare

We at Red Cliff Lodge have the pleasure of inviting you to join us on a wonderful Painting / Print-making Holiday in a variety of stunning locations in Co. Clare. Our seven-day inclusive programme is carefully tailored to suit all levels of ability from complete beginners to competent artists. Our experienced and professional tutors will help you to progress, develop and learn new techniques, at your own pace. On our holidays, groups are limited to a maximum of 10 people in order to maximise one-to-one tuition and maintain our high standards of accommodation and cuisine.

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Visually stunning, Clare is famous for its unique blend of landscape and seascape. So much so that artists, poets and musicians seeking inspiration are attracted here time and time again from all over the globe.

In addition to painting/printing in the studio at Redcliff Lodge we will take you out to visit and paint in the surrounding region. There are numerous local beauty spots such as the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Mutton Island and the shore at Spanish Point. Try to capture the fierce and ever changing skies over the wild Atlantic Ocean.

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The studio is equipped with all you will need for an enjoyable break – easels, stools, boards, brushes, paper, etc. All discussions and demonstrations will be held here in the morning before we leave for our Painting Excursions- Field Trip.

The studio is equipped for drawing/painting and for print-making (printing press, acid baths, ink tables, paper racks etc).

The studio will remain open all day and will be supervised, should you need assistance.

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Your host is John O’Malley who is the owner and principal tutor at Redcliff Lodge. Having graduated from the Limerick College of Art and Design, John has extensive experience in teaching and producing art for over 20years.

Our tutors at Redcliff Lodge are all specially chosen for their varied techniques and disciplines and all are professional artists who work, exhibit and teach as a way of life.

All at Red Cliff Lodge will be attentive to your individual and artistic needs and will work with you closely to help develop your skills.

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Non-Painting Partners

At Red Cliff Lodge we are happy to accommodate those who wish to accompany their partners or friend but do not wish to be active in the course. We offer you the same all-inclusive package and you are free to join the group on the excursions.

Non-painting companions are offered a 10% discount. In the region we have Golf, Surfing (adjacent to Red Cliff Lodge) which can be arranged at an extra cost.

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Full Irish or continental (your choice) is served at Red Cliff Lodge   between 8.00am – 9.00am each morning.

When on our Field Trip we will lunch in a chosen local café / restaurant or depending on the weather and location, enjoy a scrumptious packed lunch, sitting on a rock or cliff edge getting drunk on fresh air.

Evening time will be a special time. To experience a little of the areas finest gourmet delights, we will dine at a selection of carefully selected restaurants.  Whether dining at home or going out to dine, we start off with pre-dinner drinks where we will informally discuss the day’s progress and events by the open fire.

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Package & Prices

Once you arrive at Red Cliff Lodge, the following is our inclusive package:

  • Expert tuition (5 full days Mon-Fri + 1 half day Sun)
  • 7 nights Bed & Breakfast.
  • Lunch – Sunday to Saturday
  •  Dinner: 7 evenings
  • Refreshments all day.(tea/coffee)
  • Excursions for Painting and Sightseeing.
  • Art materials.
  • Studio – Painting and Print – all tools and materials provided.
  • All transport to field trips and restaurants.
  • Traditional music night: Listen to the best of Traditional Irish Music in one of our favourite pubs, where the craic is mighty and the Guinness is great.

Fully Inclusive Package 2008

Participant occupying double room including single supplement

Participant occupying twin room/double room

Non-Painting Partner

€ Inc VAT



10% Discount

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Special arrangements for groups such as Private Groups, Art Classes and Societies. Choose your own dates, locations etc and we will do our best to meet your special requirements.

Special 10% discount for group over 10


26th April - 3rd May

24th May - 31st May

28th June - 5th July

26th July -2nd August

23rd August - 30th August

27th September - 4th October

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Make a Booking

Book your holiday by e-mail. The simplest way to make payment is by phone using a debit or credit card. Cheques will also be accepted. A booking deposit of 20% will be required (non-refundable). Full balance of total cost must be made 6 weeks before course commences. In the event of insufficient interest in a particular week, that week may be cancelled and an alternative week or full refund will be offered

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