Location
  • Ireland
Length
2 - 4 weeks
Financial Support
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, Payment plans, BIPOC funding

Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Timeframe
Summer
Housing
Dormitory
Language
English
Age Min.
15
Age Max
18

Pricing

Starting Price
7250
Price Details
The fee includes registration and tuition fees, accommodation, three nutritious meals per day, all art supplies, use of studio equipment, field trip transportation, room and entrance fees, transportation to and from Dublin airport, use of laundry facility and bed linens.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

Art Supplies
Instruction

What's Not Included
Airfare
Jan 29, 2024
Jan 07, 2024
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About Program

Students have a unique opportunity to focus on drawing, painting and photography alongside practicing visual artists in a focused and intimate studio environment during this 28-day program. Art on the Farm is designed to yield a more inquisitive approach to making art and foster a deep curiosity for the world. We encourage personal expression and emphasize the creative process to create a meaningful exchange. We believe that engagement with the visual arts provides intellectual and creative enrichment and simultaneously builds confidence and trust in one’s ideas. Our students come from diverse backgrounds; some have a lot of experience and plan to pursue a career in the arts, while others arrive with very little experience in the art room but are dedicated to improving their artistic abilities. The qualities our students share are a desire to explore Ireland’s stunning landscapes and cities, engage with a new culture and make art under the guidance of experienced artists.

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Program Highlights

  • Intensive workshops in drawing, painting, photography and new media
  • Brief led projects: you will develop specific skills while exploring your chosen subject matter in your area of concentration
  • Trips to Dublin and the west of Ireland provide inspiration and artistic, cultural and historical context
  • Develop your own personal project under the individual guidance of one of our artists
  • Group critiques providing valuable feedback as you refine your work

Scholarships

Woman sitting on stool in front of easel with paintbrush

Cow House Studios Gap & Summer Scholarships

Cow House Studios offer several scholarship opportunities for both our summer program Art on the Farm and our gap year program FieldWorks. All scholarship applicants must submit a portfolio that demonstrates an advanced practice. We assess student portfolios by determining how the realization of completed artworks reflects a young artist’s curiosities, concerns, experience, and research. You can read more about these opportunities and the application process on our website.

Value
$1,300 - $12,950

Program Reviews

5.00 Rating
based on 22 reviews
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  • Growth 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 4.9
  • Safety 5
  • Housing 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Value 5
  • Safety 5
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Deirdre
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Enriching life experience

My daughter attended the summer program at Cow Shed Studios this past summer which completely exceeded all our expectations. The experience could not have been more positive, enriching and particularly critical for this crossroads of an age when kids are faced with so many social pressures and academic decisions. From an art perspective, my daughter expanded her horizons with the various art techniques and mediums that were taught from skilled artists/mentors at the school, who not only encouraged her to push her limits, but who had a meaningful impact on making her believe in herself and feeling safe and comfortable in being the person who is she. In only a few short weeks, we noticed a notable boost to her confidence and level of maturity that has clearly served her well entering her senior year and embracing the next stage to come. Rosie and Frank have established a magical place in a gorgeous corner of Ireland that not only attracts like-minded students, but also draws exceptionally talented, compassionate and fun staff members who each played an important role in this amazing experience. We are beyond grateful to Rosie, Frank and the staff for bringing out the soul, heart and free-spirit of our daughter. Can't recommend this program enough!

10 people found this review helpful.
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Andrea
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible Summer Program

My daughter spent a month at Cow House Studios in July and had a life-changing experience. She developed new skills and perspectives artistically and also made wonderful friendships. Living together with other students on the farm was a special experience that gave her a new appreciation for the natural world. Rosie and Frank create a welcoming and safe space for the students to explore with different mediums and concepts, challenge themselves, and grow as artists and humans. As part of the program, they also traveled to different places in Ireland for day trips - galleries, museums, cities, beach, forest, etc. - which added to the overall experience. I highly recommend this immersive program for any high school student interested in developing as an artist.

17 people found this review helpful.
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Karen
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Wonderful program!

My daughter attended this program over the summer of 2023 and I couldn't recommend this program more highly based on her experiences. From the warm, safe environment to the freedom to explore artistically, it could not have been a better fit. Her confidence as an artist grew, she made great friends, and the planned excursions allowed her to explore a beautiful country. The instructors were supportive and communicative, which made the entire process easy. I would give it more than 5 stars if I could!

15 people found this review helpful.
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Ellen
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Art On The Farm in Ireland

As a parent of a participant in this program, I highly recommend Art on The Farm. Rosie and Frank and all of the teachers/artists foster a community where the students are able to learn from highly skilled artists, create a portfolio and explore different mediums while living in a warm and supportive community. The beautiful setting, the family style dinners, the freedom to explore the area and create friendships is a gift. Rosie and Frank have created an oasis for young artists to learn, grow and experience a truly immersive artistic experience.

Pros
  • Wonderful Artists/Teachers
  • Warm and Welcoming Community
  • Beautiful Setting
51 people found this review helpful.
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Ria
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best summer of my life <3

I can honestly say that my time at Cowhouse gave me one of the most fulfilling and exciting summers of my life! Rosie, Frank, Caitriona, the visiting artists, and interns were some of the loveliest and most beautiful people I’ve ever met. It may be cliché to say, but I don’t think I would be the same person I am today without this experience. I grew in my artistic ability and as a person - I learned to better appreciate the world around me and everything in it. I can’t wait to come back for a visit the next time I’m in Ireland. Thank you so much for everything Rosie and Frank!

61 people found this review helpful.
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Gwen
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Unique summer art program in Ireland

My 17-year-old daughter spent the summer of 2022 at Art on The Farm at Cowhouse Studies. Over the years both of my daughters have done various summer programs but this one will stand out as one of the most unique and fulfilling experiences for my younger daughter. Rosie and Frank were some of the most welcoming, encouraging, and helpful mentors. My daughter completed an extensive amount of work and also explored a number of different mediums. The atmosphere was lively but relaxed and the setting was inspiring. She felt that her artistic abilities really improved and the program helped her decide to pursue art as part of her future studies. Along with the art program, the food was terrific and the excursions to Wexford, Dublin, Hook Peninsula, etc. gave students time to explore and learn about art and Ireland outside of the farm. My daughter made friends with like-minded students that she is still in close contact with today. Overall, this was an unforgettable experience.

Pros
  • Great Art Instruction
  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • Great food and living quarters
65 people found this review helpful.
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Robert
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Highly Recommend

Our 17 year daughter had a wonderful experience this past summer at Cowhouse Studios, Art on the Farm. After 2 years of pandemic lockdowns and isolation, the program was just what she needed. Rosie, Frank and the staff were outstanding. They challenge the kids artistically through an "art school" like format. The studios and the campus are beautiful and our in the country. They managed and negotiated some pandemic issues very well. Overall our daughter grew as an artist and as person in a supportive, progressive environment. We couldn't ask for much more.

Pros
  • Progressive "Art School" environment
  • Beautiful Grounds
  • Excellent leadership and staff
Cons
  • Pandemic issues were disruptive but the School can't control that
67 people found this review helpful.
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Emily
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best summer ever!

This summer I had the opportunity to attend Cow House Studios’ Art on the Farm program. This was my first time attending a long summer program and being away from home for so long. The change in scenery was inspiring and I had the chance to work on ideas for projects that I never had the chance to get to. The opportunity to create art in Ireland and connect with my ethnic background was extremely enlightening. I was able to begin communicating ideas through my work and crank out some portfolio pieces using different mediums as well. I was in a smaller group of about 12 students. We had delicious meals every day and traveled to different parts of the country for a few days. After a while, I began to feel at home. I met many amazing people and made many great memories!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take plenty of pictures and stay in touch with friends!
90 people found this review helpful.

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