Margot Yale

Community update with Margot Yale

Margot attended our summer programme Art on the Farm in 2012. She is now in her final year at Princeton University studying art history. On a recent trip to Ireland, researching for her senior thesis, Margot took time out to visit us during our final session of 2016. She spoke with the students about her current research, her experiences at Princeton and sat in on our final critique. Margot generously agreed to answer a few of our questions to reflect upon how her experiences at Cow House Studios continue to shape her interests and professional pursuits.

How to Flatten a Mountain 2016 Exhibition

Launch: 7th July, 6:30pm
Running: 8-24 July
Location: Rathfarnham Castle

How to Flatten a Mountain is the title of this exhibition, which marks the culmination of a residency that ran for the first time this year between May 23 and June 1. The residency focused on emerging and mid-career visual artists whose practice in whole or part, makes use of digital or analogue photographic processes.

Penn Charter Spring Break Group Class

Over the course of seven nights, students from Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania were challenged to observe, explore, collect and curate during their time on our farm and while in Dublin. For this trip, we explored ideas around building and editing collections and how this process might yield unexpected narratives. Through a variety of practical […]

Children’s Christmas Crafts

Saturday 13th December, 2pm – 4pm Festive Creations Create a Winter Wonderland Painting and make a Snow Owl decoration to hang on your Christmas tree. Christmas Film: “The Snowman” Sip on hot chocolate and watch this beautifully crafted animation. Cookie Exchange! Bring 2 dozen cookies or biscuits (home-baked if you’re feeling adventurous!) and an empty […]

Camp Fairs for Summer 2014

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 […]

Session 3 Photo Update

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 […]

The first batch from our last session…

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 […]

Session 2 Final Photo Update

In our last week everyone was hard at work on their final projects. There was hardly a moment during the long days and nights where the studio wasn’t busy with students painting, drawing or printing in the darkroom. In our final critique it was clear everyone had made a sincere effort to find their own […]

New Photos… So Good!

Our second week begin with two life drawing sessions that proved both challenging and very rewarding. A critique on Tuesday night gave everyone a chance to show their work, the walls were jam packed with drawings, prints from the darkroom, collages and watercolours. On Wednesday morning we headed West. We stopped at many scenic spots […]

Session 2, our first batch of photos…

The first week of our second session has been jam packed. After some fun group activities everyone got stuck into a variety of different projects; building their own camera obscura, creating collages, printing in the darkroom and making watercolours. There have also been many early morning bike rides, playtime with the dogs in the sunshine […]

Final Photos from Session 1

Our final week was spent hard at work in the studio. We were amazed by everyones dedication to their final projects, and this was evident in the work produced. We were treated to some wonderful paintings, drawings, photographs and even a few installations. We wish everyone the best for the rest of the summer, and […]

Photo Update Session 1

Our second week of Art on the Farm started with everyone continuing their hard work in the studio. Rachel’s drawing marathon, Nora’s narrative project and the two life drawing sessions provided us with plenty of great work to talk about during our critique. We spent three fantastic days out west, starting in the Burren, Co. […]

Visiting Artists, Art on the Farm 2012

We are pleased to announce our 2012 visiting artists Devra Fox, Nora Rodriguez, Rachael MacFarlane and Sarah Hearn. During the programme they will run workshops, give individual tutorials and speak about their own creative process. This provides our students for Art on the Farm a great opportunity to work with and learn from dedicated and […]

Camp Fairs 2012

This winter Frank will be traveling to the United States visiting schools, meeting families and attending camp fairs for Art on the Farm. If you notice any of the locations below are near you please get in touch and he will be happy to schedule a home visit. California Westridge School, Pasadena, CA: Sat, February […]

2011 Teacher Retreat

During the third week in March we hosted a wonderful group of high school art teachers from the United States. During the week we were treated to presentations on making books from recycled materials, weaving, conductor line studies, cyanotypes and one minute sculptures inspired by the artist Erwin Wurm. The mornings were spent presenting these […]