The Conor Walton Summer School

'Painting the Human Figure from Life'
24 - 28 July 2017

This five-day intensive course will take place at my studio, a converted convent in Wicklow Town (Ireland) and students can choose to stay with us for the duration of the course*.

Daily timetable
10am - 11am intro & demo
11am - 1pm: painting with model
1pm - 2pm: lunch
2pm - 5pm: painting with model
5pm - 6pm: lectures on technique, colour theory, art history.
6pm: dinner

€500 non-residential, including lunch, canvas, easels, paint (basic palette), solvents. (No brushes provided)
Dinner @ €10 per day optional.
€900 residential, inc. all the above plus all meals, pick-up & drop-off at Wicklow train station.

There are 9 places plus one scholarship aimed at a student in 2nd or 3rd level education. Application is portfolio based.

To apply
Please email
• 4 jpeg images of recent work (painting or drawing) approx. file size 2mb or less.
• State whether you wish to attend on a residential/non-residential basis.
• If applying for the scholarship, please state this and include your age and current educational status.
• please title your email "Conor Walton Summer School 2017".

Deadline for application

Sunday 16 April 2017.

Places will be confirmed by Sunday 23 April 2017.

A 50% Deposit will be required by Monday 8 May 2017.

If you require further information, please email

*The residential option is to facilitate students who either a) may not want to move a muscle after eight hours intensive engagement on the course, or b) wish to spend long summer evenings talking art and philosophy and partaking in the life of the household. The accomodation, while comfortable, is part of a family home, not a five-star hotel, and bathrooms are shared.


About Wicklow Town

Wicklow town was founded circa 795AD by the Vikings. The Black Castle ruins which overlook the harbour stand as a reminder of the Norman invasion. There are beautiful coastal walks nearby and easy access to the Wicklow Mountains and some of Ireland's most famous historic sites, such as Glendalough. Dublin is one hour away by car or train.

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