Hike on Black HeadChurch ruins, Aran IslandsPoulnabrone TombMartello TowerStudioStudioAliwe Caves, Bird of Prey ShowCeili dancingAran IslandsWaiting for the bus in GalwayAliwee CavesRuin near Martello Tower

Tentative Dates: 
July 5 (depart the United States on July 4)–July 26, 2014 

This class will meet in the studio facilities of the Burren College of Art, an art school located on the grounds of a 16th-century castle amidst the spectacular western Irish seacoast.

This course is designed on an open studio or residency model. Students will have the freedom and time to focus on and develop independent projects, detached from the conventions and constraints of traditional curriculum.

You will be provided with studio space for the entire residency, enabling full engagement with your work, free from distraction. Peter Power and Paola Cabal will be available to meet with students for individual discussion and critiques. There will also be group critiques as well as numerous informal sessions. Presentations will be given on Irish music (from traditional to post-punk), Irish literature and history (from stone age to postcolonial, post-Celtic tiger). Field trips, readings, and explorations of Irish culture and the ruggedly beautiful landscape will provide an expansive and rare environment in which to work.

Credits: 3 or 6 credits STUDIO

Peter Power: Printmedia
Paola Cabal: Painting and Drawing

Program fee: Approximately $2,400
Includes accommodation and studio space, admissions, ground transport, and some group meals. Does not include airfare.

PLUS tuition cost per credit:
Undergraduate—$1,327 per credit hour
Graduate—$1,409 per credit hour

Budget at least $1,500 for airfare if flying from the United States. (Note this is only an estimated figure. Actual fare will depend on many variables including airline, number of stopovers, exchange rate fluctuations, ports of departure and return, and date of ticket purchase).

Online registration begins: March 12, 2014

Deposit due at registration: $525

Information sessions:
Wednesday, February 5, 12:10 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite 816

Monday, February 10, 4:15 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite 620

Wednesday, March 5, 12:10 p.m.
Columbus Drive, 280 S. Columbus Dr., suite 117