Art holiday with Dora Keogh

Sunday 16th - Friday 21st June, 2024 (Five Nights)

The Artist

The artist teaching you will be Dora Keogh. Dora, who works mainly with water colours, has been leading workshops In Olhao Portugal, throughout Europe and in Canada for more than 18 years. Her emphasis is on personal expression and the development of students’ individual style in a collaborative, supportive and encouraging atmosphere. There is no right or wrong way in a Dora class!

When & what's included?

  • Double Room for Sole Use on B&B Basis
  • 3 Light Lunches
  • 5 Dinners with 1/2 Bottle of Wine Included
  • 3 Days of Expert Art Tuition & Guidance


Total for the holiday | £945 Single Occupancy

The Art Holiday


3:00pm – Check-in at the hotel and settle into your bedroom before dinner with

your art teacher Dora, this evening.



After breakfast join Dora in the painting studio. She will begin at the start with the basics of holding a paint brush, colours and all the basics you need to start painting. A break for a light lunch (included) before you enjoy some fresh air and a walk along the beach to look at possible painting locations. Dinner included tonight.



After breakfast Dora will teach you the basic strokes and sketches required to start painting. After lunch (included) you take your sketch pads outside to create your first sketches under the guidance of Dora, your art teacher.



Today we enjoy a bus trip to the Giants Causeway and Bushmills area. Explore these areas, sketch some ideas and enjoy lunch (payable locally) before returning to the hotel for a discussion and exchange of ideas, before dinner (included).



After breakfast everyone collects their pads and paints and walks to their focal point to paint the landscape opposite the hotel area. It is your choice – Rathlin Island – Fair Head – Scotland or simply the beach and sea. A final discussion on what you have learned and what to try to continue painting after your holiday before dinner at the hotel tonight (included).



After breakfast it is time to say goodbye to Dora and check out

The Finer Details

£100 booking deposit with final balance due 10 weeks prior

Bookings can be made by calling 02820762222

By emailing events@marinehotelballycastle.com

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