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Dingle Summer Art

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The Dingle peninsula on the southwest coast of County Kerry is world famous for its magnificent scenery: mountains cascading into the ocean, lush green farmland, and charming fishing villages. The town of Dingle is colorful and lovely, with sandy beaches, seafood restaurants, art galleries, craft shops, summer theater, and pubs filled with fantastic musical performances.  

About the Instructors:

From the State University of New York College at Cortland, George Dugan is a painter who has had vast numbers of exhibitions throughout the United States and in Ireland and is well represented in private collections. He has served as Artist in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania, Syracuse University, and SUNY Binghamton, and has received numerous awards and grants, including a SUNYJoin our group on Facebook Chancellor's Award for Excellence in teaching and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

A Central New York Artist, Patricia L. Hunsinger, has taught at a variety of schools, including Parsons New School for Design, Syracuse Univerity, Long Island University at C.W. Post, SUNY Cortland, Ithaca College and Cazenovia College. Patricia prides herself in building student technical knowledge while inciting a love of learning and creating. Patricia L. Hunsinger Biography & CV

A professional painter and monotype printmaker, Neil Berger is based in Brooklyn and Ithaca, New York. A long history of plein air landscape painting has earned him numerous prestigious awards including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in printmaking, and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in painting. His personal web site is at

View photos of Dingle Summer Art program  

See 2010 Exhibit of Student Art Work

City, Country 

Dingle Penisula,  County Kerry, Ireland


Summer 2014 ***Please Note: There is a minimum of 10  participants and a maximum of 15 participants for each session***
This program is extremely popular so apply early!


2014 Dates:

Dingle I: June 1 - June 27

Dingle II  June 29 - July 25


2.5 GPA

Credit Hours Earned: 6 to 12.

Dingle I: 6 Undergraduate Painting Credits

Dingle II: 6 Undergraduate/Graduate studio art credits. This course is designed for studio non-art majors, art majors, and art educators. Dingle I is not a prerequisite for Dingle II but they may be combined earning you 12 credits hours in 8 weeks. 

Application Deadline

Summer Admission: April 1, 2014

For Dingle II Applicants: April 1- June 1: Applications accepted under the condition that the Non-Web Registration Form is submitted within 2 weeks of acceptance with full payment of billable charges (program fee, tuition and fees).

To apply:

Dingle I & II Undergraduate Students: Download, complete and return -

Dingle II Graduate Students or Working Art Professionals: Download, complete and return -

Non-Cortland students must return completed Judicial Review and Code of Conduct forms along with the SUNY application.

Only one academic reference is required for application to this program. Academic references cannot be provided by Dingle Faculty Leaders George Dugan or Patricia Hunsinger.

Travel Information

2014 Dates:

Dingle I: June 1- June 27th

              Depart U.S. May 31st-Arrive Shannon June 1st
              Depart Shannon June 27th        

Dingle II: June 29th - July 25th

          Depart U.S. June 28th - Arrive Shannon June 29th
             Depart Shannon July 25th

Suggested flights to be announced after April 1.

Program Costs

Summer 2014 - Dingle I: **Tentative and Subject to Change**  

Dingle I Undergraduate Budget
Dingle I Graduate & Non-Matriculated Budget

Summer 2014 - Dingle II: **Tentative and Subject to Change**  

Dingle II Undergraduate Budget
Dingle II Graduate & Non-Matriculated Budget

Accepted students will receive an updated budget as a part of their acceptance packet.

Program Course Information

Dingle I - Painting and Drawing- 6 undergraduate credit hours:

June 1 - June 27

Drawing Materials Required for Dingle I

Earning 6 credit hours in four weeks will require intensity and focus. Each weekday will begin with breakfast and a brief lecture. Monday through Friday mornings will be devoted to drawing in the studios; afternoons will be spent painting outdoors.After dinner Mondays through Thursdays, there will be critiques of the day's work as well as talks by local artists, poets or historians. Friday evenings and weekends will be free for independent work or travel. Details concerning supplies and materials will be available from the instructor upon acceptance to the program

Dingle I participants now have the opportunity to continue their work to the next level with Dingle II add-on program. An additional 4 weeks of intense study will earn each participant an additional 6 credits giving them a full time course load for their Summer Art in Ireland experience!

*Note: Dingle I can also easily be paired with SUNY Cortland's University College Cork Summer Irish Studies Program and, together will earn participants up to 12 credits.

Dingle II- Mixed Media- 6 undergraduate or graduate credit hours:

June 29- July 25.

Art Supplies Required for Dingle II

Earn 6 credits in this program designed for graduate students, practicing art educators, and undergraduate students. This mixed media course will be co-taught by Patricia L. Hunsinger and Neil Berger.  Work will include Landscape Painting and Drawing, Photography, and Print Making. Speical lectures and exhibits by Irish guest artists throughout the program.

Dingle I - Syllabus

Dingle II- Syllabus


All Participants Stay in the beautiful Ballintaggart Holiday Homes

Host Website

Dingle Peninsula Visitor's Guide

Sudent Mentors

Email one of our student mentors to learn more about Dingle summer Art!

Victoria Rice: (Dingle I & II)
Corrine Yonce: (Dingle I)
Margaret Beardsley: (Dingle II)