Enjoy a day of creativity, good food and a taste of locally brewed cider in the heart of one of Armagh’s beautiful orchards. Whether you are a complete beginner, a budding artist or a seasoned painter, this workshop presents a unique opportunity for you to get out into the orchards and enjoy the challenge of producing your own creative response to the trees, the apples and the wider landscape. Professional artist and lecturer Bill Gatt will guide and support you through the process of exploring line, colour and form through a range of media as we investigate the orchard and its produce. We will set up our easels outside and, later in the day, take some shelter in the barn to create still-life studies of some of Armagh’s famous apples. All materials and equipment are provided.
Bill Gatt is an artist for stage musicals, The BBC and film industry. He is also college demonstrator tutor in drawing, watercolour, oil, and pastel painting, portrait, figure, architecture townscapes, landscape, still-life, and Marine subjects. He is a Lecturer in foundation art and design, drawing and painting. His work includes commissions for KLM, and Delta airline, Queens University, Senator G.Mitchell, Dr Ian Paisley, John Hume and other key public figures. His work is held in private and public collections throughout UK, Ireland, Kentucky USA, Valletta Malta.