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‘Celebrating Snowdrops’- Botanical Art Workshop

Saturday, 9th February 2019 9:00 am

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published by James Fennell in Flowers, Events, Art, Food, Gardens

Burtown House 9th & 10th February 2018

Celebrate the arrival of Spring with this two-day botanical art workshop painting snowdrops with award-winning artist, Shevaun Doherty.

The late Wendy Walsh

Wendy Walsh

Burtown House is the family home of one of Ireland’s greatest botanical artists, the late Wendy Walsh, and the spectacular display of beautiful snowdrops that appears in her garden each spring continues to delight artists and garden enthusiasts. This workshop will teach you the various watercolour techniques needed to capture the delicacy of snowdrops. We will begin with observational drawing and tonal studies, before moving on to creating layers of colour in wet-on-wet, glazing and dry brush to convey realistic light and form. An experienced tutor, Shevaun will demonstrate her painting techniques as well as giving practical advice on how to set up botanical subjects for painting, how to choose the right colours, and how to finish and present your artwork. Whether you are a beginner or simply wish to improve your painting skills, this class will encourage and inspire you to paint. Class numbers are limited to ensure that each person gets individual support.

Whats included and how much it costs

Snowdrop painting

This course starts at 9.00 am on Saturday February 9th, but guests are welcome to book in on the night of Friday February 8th if they wish and even leave on Monday February 11th, but all prices are based on arriving on Saturday and leaving on Sunday, with both Saturday lunch and dinner included, Saturday night stay in either the Stable Yard House, Studio apartment or in one of the main rooms of Burtown House, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.

Food is one of the highlights of visiting Burtown and involves dining at The Green Barn restaurant, eating only the freshest possible seasonal produce that has almost always come straight from the organic kitchen garden that very morning. The Green Barn’s interior spaces are rustic and contemporary, with an amazing view of the kitchen garden. This is further surrounded by views to the kitchen gardens, sculpture parks and surrounding flowers and woodland gardens.

Hallibut
Beetroot soup
Beetroot

The Stable Yard Studio Apartment

Stable Yard Studio Apartment

The Studio apartment is located in the old stable yard and has views to the orchard and kitchen garden. It is a high ceilinged and bright space with big windows and great views. It has a shower room ad small kitchenette. There is a mezzanine with a fireplace and seating area, as well as an outdoor terrace.

€375 euros single occupancy / €285 euros per person sharing

The Stable Yard Master bedroom

Sleeps 1 or a couple. A large master bedroom facing south, with a super king bed and ensuite bathroom. It has a collection of Wendy Walsh botanical prints and life drawing painting by Lesley Fennell

€375 euros single occupancy / €285 euros per person sharing

The Blue Room

The Blue Room

Sleeps 1, 2 or a couple. Situated on the 4th floor, this is a large period room full of 18th century furniture, with hand painted leather beds that can be made into 2 singles or 1 double. Wendy Walsh’s botanical paintings and 18th century furniture and heirlooms west facing, with views over the gardens, there is a shared bathroom with shower and a second bathroom with cast-iron bath.

€375 euros single occupancy / €285 euros sharing

The School Room

The School Room

Sleeps 1, 2 or a couple. Also situated on the 4th floor, this was once the school room where the children were tutored. For the last 50 years it has been a large west-facing bedroom with fine views over the courtyard, gardens and beyond. It is full of interesting books, Wendy Walsh’s botanical paintings and 18th century furniture and heirlooms. There is a shared bathroom with shower, and another bathroom with a cast-iron bath.

€375 euros single occupancy/ €285 euros sharing

The Middle Room

The middle Room

Sleeps 1 or a couple. A cosy bedroom, with double bed on the 4th floor facing north. It is full of interesting paintings, prints, and old books. There is a shared bathroom with shower and a second bathroom with a cast-iron bath with spectacular views over the south facing gardens.

€325 euros single occupancy / €260 euros sharing

Harriets Room

Harriets Room

Sleeps 1 or a couple, Once James’s sister’s room, this is on the 4th floor, and facing east and south. It’s a bright and airy room with a double bed, and a lovely old world feel with paintings and artefacts. There is a shared bathroom with shower and a second bathroom with a cast-iron bath with spectacular views over the south facing gardens.

€325 euros single occupancy / €260 euros sharing

Bella & Mimi's Room

Bells and Mimi's Room

A light airy room with twin beds, interesting art and antique furnishings. There is a shared bathroom with a rain shower and a double ended bath.

€285 euros single occupancy / €260 eros sharing

Hidden Room

Hidden Room

Located behind a bookcase off the sitting room, this is on the ground floor facing south and has a stable door to a terrace. With interesting interiors and a double bed, it shares a bathroom with Bella & Mimi’s room which boasts a rain shower and a double ended bath.

€325 euros single occupancy/ €285 euros sharing

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