art workshops on Sherkin Island


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The groups are deliberately kept very small, with a maximum of 8 people, to promote a more intimate group dynamic and allow for more extensive individual tuition as appropriate.

The weekend begins on Friday evening, when participants come together for supper at North Shore and get to know each other over the delicious food prepared by Kathy & Mike, our hosts. at North Shore. The work then begins on Saturday morning, after a fabulous breakfast, meeting in the workroom at about 9.45am. This course requires that some time each day is spent in the workroom, but we will also be working outside to gather materials for reference and make observational notes from the landscape and coastline.

The day will be punctuated by lunch and tea/coffee breaks, so there is no fear of anyone going hungry or thirsty. The ‘official’ working day usually ends at about 4pm, but everyone gathers later for pre-supper drinks, to reflect on the day, chat, look at art books and marvel at the stunning sunsets for which North Shore is so well-known.The weekend draws to a close on Monday afternoon.

Please note that guests often enjoy and are very welcome to arrive earlier or stay longer at North Shore, but this needs to be arranged directly with Kathy O’Connor. (



  • 425 Euros (if sharing double en suite room)
  • 435 Euros (single supplement for double en-suite room)


  • Art tuition and evening lecture
  • Full board from Friday supper to Monday afternoon refreshments, inclusive.
  • All art materials, including brushes, paints, paper, canvas boards, all drawing materials and reference material


• 305 Euros This includes all the above except 3 nights B&B.


Please note: Sherkin North Shore is not licensed, but there is no corkage charge and guests are welcome to bring their own wine, beer, etc.

To apply: please complete the below application form and submit 50% deposit for the full amount is payable to Jo Ashby on booking. All fees must be paid up to three weeks prior to the beginning of the course.

When we receive your application, we will contact you to confirm availability and arrange payment.

50% deposit payable upon booking to Jo Ashby

Any further queries, please email

We look forward to seeing you on Sherkin Island this summer!

***Please Note - Both Courses are now sold out but you can register your details in case a place becomes available or to be notified of future courses****

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If you would like a non-participating partner or friend to accompany you and/or would like to extend your stay at Sherkin North Shore, please arrange this separately with Kathy O’Connor.