Painting a Poem - 3 Day Workshop

Enrol in one of our workshops and get a festival season ticket to cover all events at a 50% reduction! Note: The discount will be applied at the Checkout Stage

All workshops run 9.30 am - 12.30 pm Thursday - Saturday in Tech Amergin, Waterville.

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Painting a Poem: a short course in the art of poetry and the poetry of art

WHAT: In a supportive atmosphere of challenge and fun, this 3 day interdisciplinary workshop is designed to delve into the heart of poetry and open wide that extra eye of the imagination we all possess.

WHO: It is aimed to satisfy both the total beginner and the more experienced poet/artist.

HOW: Using a wide range of exercises and materials, participants will learn how to expand and develop the imagery of their chosen poem. They will examine and elaborate their personal responses to the poem. They will then learn to translate and pursue the deeper themes and structures of poetry in visual terms. Finally the participants will learn how to assemble and focus their learning to create their own unique expressive & independent work of art.

There will be a materials fee of 15 per person. Basic art materials and a few other bits and bobs will be provided such as pencils, paint and plain paper. Participants may also bring their own personal materials.

All queries can be directed to Helen Richmond 0979420421 or


Helen has been a practicing artist since graduating from NCAD with a first in 1990. In 2017 she graduated from the NCAD Masters Programme. She lives near Cahersiveen.

She has exhibited extensively in Ireland and has work in many public and private collections in Ireland and abroad including: Allied Irish Banks; First Active Building Society; The Hunt Museum University of Limerick; Standard Life; Department of Justice Equality and Law Reform; The Revenue Commissioners; The Four Courts; Manley, O'Reilly & Associates; The Royal Hospital, Donnybrook; The Irish Society for Contemporary Art; I.F.S.C.; University College Dublin; Dublin City University; Dermot Desmond etc.

She is also an educator, teaching painting in Tech Amergin, Waterville.

Ticket Options

Season Ticket (includes all readings and events during the festival) €90

Workshops* €100
Student rate* €90

Combined Ticket* (includes one workshop and all readings and events during the festival) €145
Student Combined Ticket* €130
NOTE: Discount applies at Checkout

*In the case of the 'Painting a Poem' workshop with Helen Richmond, an additional charge of €15 applies.