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Gobbins Studio Économusée - Audrey Kyle Art

Gobbins Studio Économusée, 147 Gobbins Road, Islandmagee, County Antrim, BT40 3TX
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Living near the dramatic cliff tops of the stunning Gobbins area in `Islandmagee,  contemporary artist Audrey Kyle is inspired by the beauty of nature, changing seasons , and the ever changing seascapes of the peninsula of Islandmagee, Co Antrim.

Join Audrey to relax and explore your creativity as she shares her unique style of contemporary art, to guide you in the art of watercolour painting.

Audrey will sketch for you a composition which you will work on together during the experience.You will also have an example of the finished piece to refer to throughout the class. She will show you how to apply watercolour stage by stage and will be on hand to help when needed, answer quesstions and give advice. Your  finished piece can then be framed when you return home to remind you of your relaxing experience. This is relaxed environment where importance is placed on relaxing and enjoying the process.

Suitable for beginners, this creative watercolour workshop lasts for 3 hours and groups are kept small so everyone receies attention. The minimum number of attendees is 4 and the maximum is 12. All materials are provided along with refreshment of tea/coffee and a sweet treat. Workshops are also available for full day experiences . This type of experience suits many age groups and is one activity which is sure to please all who attend.

The workshop is held in either a purpose built outside area in the cottage garden or alternatively in the art studio which is an old converted coach house/ stone barn. This is weather dependent but you will be in a beautiful and unique environment regarless of the choice and enjoy some down time in a relaxed location.

Audrey is also a professional storyreller so you can also expect to hear tales of folklore from the surrounding local area on smugglers, mermaids, fairies and the Islandmagee witches. Alternratively you can book a studio tour to view the gallery showing examples of her work , inspired by the unique location she calls home.

Come and immerse yourself in the relaxing environment of a working farm and spark your creativity in this unique cliff top environment. 

Viewing and workshops are by appointment/prebooking all year round except February and March. Cost is £45 per person based on a minumum of 4 /maximum of 10. Other smaller private workshops options or coporate team building is available by arrangement.

Audrey became a full member of the Art Society of Ulster in 2014 and is also a member of Islandmagee Originals, a group who host the Islandmagee Art Trail at the end of August each year. She is also a member of the Économusée network promoting and sustaining traditional crafts in rural areas.

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  • Activities accessible for visitors with disabilities
  • Additional lighting available for guests with visual impairments
  • Contrast markings on glass doors and full-height windows
  • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
  • Facility for service dogs
  • Guide dogs permitted


  • Picnic Area

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Accommodation nearby
  • Experience level - beginner
  • Groups accepted
  • Lessons/courses available
  • Prior Booking Required
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Tuition Available
  • Wi-fi available
  • Workshop

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Coastal
  • In countryside

Guide Prices

3 hour Art experience £45.00
1 hour Studio experience £20.00.
Full day watercolour experience £95.00

Please feel free to email me to ask for further details if you require clarification about any of the options .

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* The studio and gallery is open by appointment for gallery viewings and also for 3 hr work shop experiences and the full day experience. You can contact me by email , via my website or social media . You can also contact me by mobile using text message or voice mail .I will get back to you quickly and will do my best to meet your requirements regarding dates etc.

If you have a date in the future in mind please get in touch and I can add you to the list , even if you are attending alone, I can match you with other attendees.

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Road Directions

Islandmagee is located just 22 miles from Belfast which can be reached in 35/40 minutes via Carrickfergus.Llarne town is 13 miles away as is Carrickfergus.  

Make your way to The Rinkha which is a famous Ice Cream shop. Drive towards the Gobbins Centre and take the next road on the right which is called Gobbins Road. Gobbins Studio is located along the Gobbins Road 3 miles away. The entrance is on the right hand side and you will see a sign for the studio at the top of the laneway. Enjoy the view as you drive here . There are delightful sea views towars the Scottish islands and main land .

Public Transport Directions

There is a regular bus and rail link to the nearest small town of Whitehead 

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