Next Workshop:

-Saturday February 16th, 11-5pm- Galway Arts Centre

Register here:

Check out my Instagram post from November’s workshops. We had a great group of painters and a fantastic model. Looking forward to the next one.

Please get in touch with any questions or thoughts you’d like to chat about.

Upcoming Workshops: Nov. 17th & Nov. 24th

Ideation of a Self II, 40x30cm, oils on wood panel

– Saturday, November 17th, 11am-4pm, Galway City Museum –

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Portrait painting from photographs

In 2014, the museum began its commemoration of the Great War with an exhibition on Lieutenant-Colonel George H. Morris (1872-1914) from Spiddal, which included a posthumous portrait of Morris by William Orpen. To mark the centenary anniversary of the armistice, the museum is hosting a one-day intermediate-level portrait painting course with artist Caitlyn Rooke. Strictly limited to 10 free places, interested parties must email a short submission to the museum stating why they should be considered ( All materials provided.



Ideation of a Self I, 40x30cm, oils, wood panel

– Saturday, November 24th, 11am-5pm, Galway Arts Center –

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Portraiture painting in oils from the model

Learn the basics of portrait painting in oils in this 6 hour workshop. This is an opportunity for beginners or artists who want to freshen up their life painting. This workshop includes demonstrations at each stage of the portrait and with only eight places available, expect individualized thorough feedback throughout the day.

Caitlyn has exhibited her portraits in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2018 Annual in London, as well as in recent RHA annuals in Dublin. Check out Caitlyn’s work on her website, and on Instagram: @caitlynrookepainter.


Up next, on September 22nd, from 1-3pm, join me at Galway Designer’s Studio House on Augustine Street for a two hour sketching workshop. Best suited for beginners or artists/designers wanting to try a different approach.

Galway Designer’s Studio House
14/15 Cornstore, Augustine Street
Galway, Ireland

Send them a message on Facebook or call them at (091) 561 840 to learn more.

Well, I took the plunge and picked up a fancy new phone that can take time lapses. Since a few of you were asking for wip shots of my sketching process, I decided to capture one on camera for my first video. As you can see it's pretty spontaneous and energetic…both things I want to see more of in my paintings. I'm using #panpastel and a battery powered eraser. #drawing #process #artistsoninstagram #timelapse

Posted by Caitlyn Rooke Painter on Friday, January 19, 2018


Thanks to all the lovely students and our fantastic model who made the portraiture workshop so enjoyable. What a great day of painting!

One Day Portraiture Workshop

Saturday August 25th, 11-5pm

Galway Arts Centre
47 Dominick Street

I’ve got a great model lined up for us and we’ll paint her from life for five hours with regular breaks and an hour lunch.

For a full break down of the day’s teaching and registration details visit, Portraiture Workshop.

Please note there are two registration options for the day.  The 120 registration includes all materials, all you have to do is show up. While the 75 registration fee is for those of you who already own the supplies and are able to bring them on the day.

I hope to see you there. If you have any questions, get in touch!

Thanks to all of the great students who made this a memorable and enjoyable course!

Figure Painting Course

January 24th – February 28th, 2018
Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm

To register, click here. To read a full outline of the course, click here.

This is a great opportunity to start the new year off right for both beginners and experienced artists who are curious about oil painting and/or figurative art. Throughout the course, you will learn about composition, gesture, color theory, texture, and anatomy. Each session will include a demonstration, but most of your time will be spent painting and receiving individual feedback.

All materials and model fees are included. 

Total cost of 6 week course is €320.00 Follow on Instagram to see work in progress, sketches, and process photos.

Thanks to all the fantastic students who made this a full and lively class on portraiture. Looking forward to the next one!