We’re happy to announce that we have just posted a wonderful selection of artwork from our three sessions of Art on the Farm this past summer. In three weeks on the farm students have the opportunity to explore drawing, painting and photography, focusing on their own interests, informed by their time in Ireland. Everyone produced […]
Community update with Amy Weiss-Meyer
We have just updated our community page to include a Q&A session with 2009 Art on the Farm alumna Amy Weiss-Meyer. As a Sophomore, she was part of our second ever summer session. Now a student at Harvard University, Amy has stayed in touch with us over the years. Amy has represented Cow House Studios at several summer fairs and even came for a visit during the summer of 2013. She is currently editor for The Harvard Crimson blog Flyby. You can read our discussion here.
Community update with Jack Mernin
Jack was a student during Art on the Farm, 2009. He was entering senior year the following autumn, and made the decision to apply to art schools. Jack had his pick of schools, and decided to attend RISD where he studied painting. Now in his final year Jack kindly took the time to answer a few questions for us. Read our conversation here..
Community update with Darragh Casey
Darragh was a visiting artist in the summer 0f 2009. Based in London, his practice continually seeks ways of challenging our habits, norms and routines. Originally from Cork, Darragh graduated from NCAD Dublin with a BA in Art & Design Education. After developing a practice as both an artist and educator he completed an MA Design (furniture) from Central St. Martin’s , London in 2012.
You can read our conversation here..
We’re happy to announce that we have added a new section to our website dedicated to catching up with former students, residency artists and teachers. We can hardly believe we’re going into our seventh year of programming, and some of our first students are now graduating from college! In our first interviews you can read […]
Here at the Cow House we’re busily preparing for our travels to schools across the United States and Europe, and we can’t help but get excited for another great summer. Below is a partial list of fairs we will be attending this winter, the first of which happen in just a few short weeks in […]
It was just two short days ago we bid farewell to our wonderful students from session 3, and its hard to believe the summer has come to an end. Things seem just a bit too quiet around here after nine weeks of students buzzing around the studio. Our last few weeks of session 3 have […]
During our first few days everyone worked diligently in the studio making their own notebooks, learning their way around the darkroom and creating a series of acrylic paintings. Everyone has discovered the many delights of Mary’s baking, and we all had a chance to spark up new friendships with long chats over the dinner table […]
It’s hard to believe it was only three short days ago we were in the studio looking at everyone’s amazing personal projects. Our last two weeks have been filled with activities too numerous to list, but a highlight would certainly include our trip to the west. We were lucky to get some pretty amazing weather […]
The first week of session two was bathed in beautiful sunshine. We all welcomed new friendships, and in our first few days everyone spent their time working hard in the studio making their own journals, printing in the darkroom and creating a series of 10 paintings. Our trip to Dublin was packed full of activities […]
Our days in the final week for the first session of art on the farm were filled with plenty of studio time, but we were sure to take advantage of the amazing weather too. Swimming in the pond was a daily activity, and we spent a good part of every day taking in the sunshine. […]
This past week started with some life drawing with a nude model, and everyone continued to work diligently in the studio preparing for our first critique. It was wonderful to see the amount of quality work produced, and after all the hard work we were ready to head to the west of Ireland for three […]
We are delighted to be at the beginning of another great summer. In our first few days everyone spent their time working really hard in the studio making their own notebooks, printing in the darkroom and trying out some painting. Our new students have discovered the many delights of Mary’s baking, and we all had […]
We are pleased to announce our 2013 visiting artists Adam Neese (MFA The University of North Texas, BFA The School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Eleanor Ryburn (BFA Washington University), and Katie Humphries (MFA San Francisco Art Institute, BA Portland State University). During the programme they will run workshops, give individual tutorials and speak […]
As we prepare for our annual trips to schools across the United States we can’t help but get excited for another fun summer. Below is a list of fairs we will be attending this winter, the first of which happen this week in New York. These events are a wonderful opportunity to learn more about […]
We just recently posted a gallery of artwork made by our students during Art on the Farm this past summer. In their three weeks on the farm students have the opportunity to explore drawing, painting and photography, focusing on their own interests, informed by their time in Ireland. Everyone produced some very strong work, and […]
It was just yesterday we said goodbye to everyone from session 3, and its hard to believe the summer has come to an end. We had an incredibly productive week, and it’s safe to say we set a record for the greatest number of large scale paintings and drawings. Every square inch of the studio […]
This past week started with some life drawing and everyone working hard in the studio preparing for our first critique. It was wonderful to see the amount of quality work everyone produced. Nights were filled with artist talks by Nora, Devra, Sarah and Rachel, and we still found time to watch a couple movies. Our […]
Our third session got off to a rainy start but was filled with a bunch of activities and workshops, including a marshmallow challenge, exquisite corpse, building a camera obscura and creating collages. The evenings have been spent watching select movies, enjoying presentations by our visiting artists, and continuing to develop personal projects. Highlights of our […]