Art Instruction, Art Classes and Art Workshops

  • COVID-19 - All of my art workshops and art classes are cancelled through April 30, 2020 to limit our exposure to coronavirus.

  • Art Workshops at Franciscan Life Process Center in Lowell  Workshop Schedule at FLPC

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Travel and Painting Art Workshop Dates for 2020 with Kathleen Mooney

Amelia Island, FL - March 18, 19 & 20, 2020 - Island Art Association - 3 full days of demos, painting and inspiration - Contact Me!

And in 2020 Canada!

Contemporary Water Media that Works Materials List


Travel and Painting Art Workshop Dates for 2020 with Kathleen Mooney

Travel and Paint - Kathleen Mooney teaches Art Workshops at beautiful end of the road locations! The road ends and the big water begins! Plein Air and Studio - Water media and Abstract - Landscapes and Seascapes - Painting Workshops for Independent Travelers.  Suitable for Beginner or Advanced painters who dream of capturing lasting personal impressions for enduring memories.

Dingle, IRELAND Contact me!  Preview my Ireland Books! Ireland InspirationsPubs in IrelandIreland - Cliffs, Rocks and FieldsLegends - Song of AmerginIreland and Memory

"Smerwick Bay - Dingle Peninsula" by Kathleen Mooney

Kathleen Mooney’s Independent Traveler Workshops – Dingle, Ireland

I love the Dingle Peninsula because it has the perfect mix of rural, small village and town.  In just 5 minutes you can be from ocean shore to mountain pass.  In the spring when I go the lambs and seal pups have just been born.  You can interact with the people who live there and avoid the tourists.  The historic sites span at least 9,000 years.  You can walk the mountains.  The musicians, artists and everyone are authentic, gifted, very welcoming and love to talk.  National Geographic said the Dingle Peninsula was one of the top ten most beautiful places on earth.  The food and drink are gorgeous.  Most important, as an artist I am endlessly inspired by it all.  It has made me the artist I am.

I usually fly into Shannon airport, spend the day at Bunratty Folk Park, get a good night’s sleep and then drive the next day to Dingle via the “Wild Atlantic Way”.  Note: There are public transportation and private driver options too.

Here is the link to the Dingle Peninsula

I recommend that students stay at Benner’s Hotel in Dingle.  It is centrally located with walking distance to all of the pubs and nightly music sessions.  The food is excellent. They have a nice pub onsite.  It is surprisingly quiet for sleeping despite being in the center of town.  They are attentive to their guest’s needs.  Lovely staff.  They have parking on-site.

You may want to add extra days to enjoy the Feile Na Bealtaine spring festival.  It celebrates music, art, theatre, writing, parade and history.  Here is the link

Each day of class you can easily drive to my cottage.  Or I can come to Benner’s and collect you or lead you to the cottage.  We eat lunch at a local pub / tea room.  We paint Plein Air as much as possible using ocean water and Irish air at remote rural sites.  If the weather is bad we can paint in the studio at my cottage.  Please dress for the weather and sturdy footwear is IMPORTANT.  The terrain is natural / ungroomed Irish countryside.  Class runs 10-4 each day.

You may work in acrylics or watercolor or mix them.  I teach “Painting the Iconic Landscape” in realism or full abstract mode.

The dates for 2020 are April 27, 28, 29  

Contact me!

These workshops are ideally suited for the independent traveler.  You make your own arrangements for transportation, lodging and meals.  Simply show up for your workshop sessions and be free to enjoy the rest of your time as you wish. 

Let me know so I can reserve your spot in the workshop.  I look forward to sharing the magic and beauty of Dingle with you!

Thank you!

Kathleen Mooney

Snaefellsnes, ICELAND MAYBE IN 2021... Contact me!  New book!  Dreaming of Iceland

"Dreaming of Iceland" by Kathleen Mooney (c)

Orkney, SCOTLANDContact me!  Preview my Book! Orkney Inspirations

"Deep in Time - Orkney Scotland" by Kathleen Mooney (c)

Santa Fe, NEW MEXICO – Painting at Ghost Ranch!  Contact me! 

“Box Canyon” from my sketchbook by Kathleen Mooney (c)

Grand Marais, Michigan - "Pure" Michigan Lake Superior... Contact me!

Glen Arbor / Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore - "Pure" Michigan - Plein air workshop just before the big competitions in Glen Arbor 2019... Contact me!

"Plein Aire at Sturgeon Bay, Michigan" by Kathleen Mooney (c)

Marquette, MICHIGAN – studio setting with special group pricing – organizer Michele Tuccini

"Blue Pines" near Marquette Michigan by Kathleen Mooney (c)

Kathleen Mooney is an exhibiting member (USA) of IWS International Watercolor Society (Czech Republic, Costa Rica and Ukraine exhibits in 2018), a signature member of NWS National Watercolor Society, a signature member of ISAP International Society of Acrylic Painters, a member of Acrylic Painters USA, and a Nautilus signature member in ISEA International Society of Experimental Artists with decades of dedicated studio practice and a loyal following of students.  See her recent awards and exhibits in her Adobe Behance Portfolio.


"Poppies for Georgia"  Georgia O'Keeffe Cottage at Ghost Ranch NM by Kathleen Mooney


One to Three Day workshops held at Franciscan Life Process Center in Lowell, MI

Verify classes / dates and sign up on Workshop Schedule at FLPC


Not in January

NO class in January


Monday Feb 17 and 18



Great Finishes and Acrylics






Friday Mar 06

Abstraction and Acrylics


Monday Apr 13, 14 & 15

Contemporary Watercolor


Not in May



Not in June



Not in July



Monday Aug 10?



Mon, Tue, Wed -

Sept 21,22,23

Your OWN Collage Papers


Monday Oct 12

Focal Point and Acrylics


Monday Nov 11

Iconic Landscapes and Acrylics


Not in December or January

NO class in December or January






Materials List - Materials Lists are on Evenbrite for my classes and workshops... or Contact me!

NEW Materials List! - Contemporary Water Media that Works Materials List

Prepare for your Class

Evaluation Sheet

Collage a multipage resource from my "Your OWN Collage Papers" workshop

A Map with a Destination a narative of a painting process for Abstract Design with Acrylics

Helpful Hints to the Art Universe or at least some things you may want to know - usually these come up in my demos at my art workshops.  Supply sources / recomendations, artists to check out, random art thoughts...

Elements and Principles Challenge Checklist


Travel and Demonstration Videos on YouTube

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