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‘Golden Daffodils’- Botanical Art Workshop

Saturday, 27th April 2019 9:00 am - Thursday, 28th February 2019 12:00 am

Daffodils

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

Burtown House 27th- 28th April 2019

Indulge your love of nature and art on this two-day botanical art workshop painting daffodils with award-winning artist, Shevaun Doherty.

Shevaun Doherty

Burtown House is the family home of one of Ireland’s greatest botanical artists, the late Wendy Walsh, and her garden is famous for the swathes of golden daffodils that herald the arrival of spring. This workshop will teach you the various watercolour techniques needed to paint daffodils. We will begin with observational drawing and tonal studies, and then Shevaun will show you how to use layers of colour using wet-on-wet, glazing and dry brush to paint realistic light and form. An experienced tutor, Shevaun will demonstrate her painting techniques and give 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

Daffodils

This course starts at 9.00 am on Saturday April 27th, but guests are welcome to book in on the night of Friday April 26th if they wish and even leave on Monday April 29th, 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.

Potato Cake
Nettle Soup
Haddock

Stable Yard Studio Apartment

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

Stable Yard Master Bedroom

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

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

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

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

Harriet's 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

Bella & 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 euros 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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