Melissa T. Hall …

Tell your story

May 23rd to 30th 2020

ENCAUSTIC AND PHOTOGRAPHY

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In this class the student will be introduced to my entire process from idea creation, to photoshoot, to image processing, to the final encaustic and oil paint finishing techniques. I will present methods and examples of how to make your photography tell a story. We will work with a model, costumes, props, and a location for practice illustrating your ideas. After our photography session, we will process our images either on the phone or the computer. We will spend time preparing our photos and substrates for use with encaustic. Finally, we will explore applying wax and oil paint to our images.

Join Melissa and take a journey to a mystical land…

I’m so excited to invite you to join me for an incredible adventure to the west coast of Ireland. To the Emerald Isle, where magic, mystery and myth enchant the very soil! This 7 night/8 day all inclusive creative journey will be hosted by The Essence of Mulranny Studio, run and operated by artist, Lora Murphy and located in the quaint coastal village of Mulranny! A place full of rugged beauty, fascinating history and endless inspiration! Come create with me in Ireland!

MAY 23RD TO MAY 30TH 2020


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Join us at Essence of Mulranny Studios, Co Mayo Ireland

 

Meet the local people, warm, friendly and always happy to chat and share a story or a cup of tea. Shop in our local village of Westport and pop into a local pub or two!

Embrace the History

Dream about the history of past times, evident in every field with old stone walls, every stoic castle and each abandoned cottage.

Fascinating Excursions

Visit historic sites, Learn about the infamous Irish Pirate Queen and visit one of her many castles. Hear the story of our Stone Age ancestors and experience the myths and magic of Irelands spiritual roots while standing in one of the ancient stone circles. This is indeed a land of legends!

Revel in the natural beauty of this magical place

Finding something to inspire you is not hard with the richness of the various eco systems surrounding Mulranny - from marine to mountain landscapes, with grasslands, bog and heather hills - this enchanted land casts a spell on any artist.

We are at the Edge of Europe

Being in Mulranny is all about being on the edge, on the edge of Europe, on the edge of land and the great ocean seas and the edge of yourself. Edges lead to new boundaries when invited to expand.

Get Inspired

Bring your camera , your sketchbooks and prepare to lose your heart in it all, your mind full of inspiration.


DATES: May23- May 30 , 2020

$2995 USD FOR A PRIVATE BEDROOM/SHARED BATHROOM

$3450 USD FOR A PRIVATE BEDROOM & BATHROOM

($500 NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT WILL SECURE YOUR PLACE)

{ Essense of Mulranny Studios will handle all payments securely and assist with all booking details. }


MELISSA T. HALL BIOGRAPHY ___________________

Melissa T. Hall is an award-winning artist based in Lexington, Kentucky. Feeling something was missing after starting a career in computer science, she returned to school in Florida to study studio art and photography.

The past few years have seen a fundamental shift in the way she approaches her imagery. Returning to Kentucky after 10 years of living in Florida, altered not only Melissa’s environment but also her muse. Her pieces are a combination of her conceptual photography with encaustic processes and oil paint. Melissa’s work has been exhibited nationally and can be found in private and institutional collections.




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Your 8 days will be a fabulous blend of studio time, exciting excursions, cultural experiences and of course, plenty of free time to rest and explore! You can arrive, unpack your suitcase (and your art supplies) and truly relax, since the entire group will make its home at the gorgeous Essence of Mulanny Retreat center , .

We will be visiting enchanting villages, strolling along the beautiful coastline, touring ancient castles and ruins, picnicking in the heather fields and creating all along the way! The creative inspiration will be all around you!

$2995 USD FOR A PRIVATE BEDROOM/SHARED BATHROOM

$3450 USD FOR A PRIVATE BEDROOM & BATHROOM

($500 NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT WILL SECURE YOUR PLACE)

FROM OUR HOST - LORA

We invite you to imagine standing on the panoramic hillside of our studio, taking in the spectacular views of Clew bay and Croagh Patrick (Ireland’s holy mountain).

Open your heart to the profoundly moving drama of constantly shifting Atlantic skies, reflecting a ever changing light show on the bay. The wildness and drama of this spectacular area belie the peace and connection you will feel to Ireland and to this very special place

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Lay on a blanket in the heather and watch the stars emerge on a clear night or walk along the rocky shores, to gather shells, driftwood and memories. Find yourself letting go of the stress of everyday life, feel the mystery and beauty of this land, awakening your senses.

This unspoiled place provide a safe place of inspiration and experimentation to stretch your skills in whatever medium you are working on.

You are warmly invited to stay awhile.

INCLUDED IN YOUR RETREAT

  • Workshop instruction

  • Some supplies (we will be specified closer to trip)

  • 7 nights lodging

  • Transportation from Westport to the Studio (it is recommended to fly into Dublin airport and get a train to Westport where we will collect you ! )

  • All meals except - 2 lunches & 1 dinner

  • All tour & excursion fees

  • Champagne reception

  • New friends and an art tribe!

  • WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

    • Travel costs / Airfare

    • Passport fees, photos and processing where applicable

    • Additional nights lodging