Regular Art Classes Dublin Info

In-Studio art classes are postponed for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis and will resume only after the all-clear is given by the medical authorities. Meanwhile. I’m offering online virtual classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. See here for details and booking.

Regular art classes Dublin

Regular art classes Dublin with Kevin McSherry information on dates and times
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Art Classes Dublin: February 2020

Well Spring is supposed to be upon us, though it’s hard to believe as we’re currently being lashed by sleet…but it’s always warm and cosy in my studio. I painted these daffs as a class demonstration -and there’s a demo by me at every class.

Spring Art Classes in Dublin: New 6 Week Term of morning and evening art classes starts Tuesday Feb 25, Wednesday Feb 26 & Thursday Feb 27 . Book NOW to secure your place at Ireland’s friendliest and productive art classes for beginners and intermediate painters . Places fill up very quickly.*

Art Classes limited to 6 students only. Morning and evening classes.
It’s always better to EMAIL me about your interest in classes, rather than calling – phone call details can get lost.

Classes limited to 6 students only. Morning and evening classes.
It’s always better to EMAIL me about your interest in classes, rather than calling – phone call details can get lost.


Tuesday Morning: 10am -12.30pm 1 place remaining
Tuesday Evening: 7pm – 9.30pm 1 place remaining
Wednesday Morning: 10am – 12.30pm 1 place remaining
Thursday Morning: 10am – 12.30pm 1 place remaining
Thursday Evening: 7pm – 9.30pm 1 place remaining

€185 per term. Payment secures place. Email here for information and booking.

*Please understand that first refusal on places goes to those already in the class so they can continue to learn all about painting.


A big welcome to my art class web site. Don’t hesitate to get in touch by using the simple form on the left -I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Have a look at the video below to hear what some of my students are saying about my alla prima oils and acrylics class in Dublin. 




2. How to Get Here/Map 

My art studio is accessed by the laneway at the rear of 17 Aideen Avenue, Terenure, Dublin D6W Y635. It’s a bit hidden (but it’s a gem), I suggest you bring your mobile phone along and call 086 247 0737 if lost.

Materials checklist Download a printable sheet here:

Bring boards or canvases of around 5″x7″ or 7″x7″. The aim of this class is to paint small and paint often.
For students, I recommend Winton Oils -good student quality paint, you can get them everywhere and the colours are consistent). If you’re already dedicated to painting; always get Artist quality paints. You can read a more in-depth explanation here.
PHASE 1: Essential 6 Colours for BEGINNER painters: (Get these FIRST)
  • Winton Cobalt Blue
  • Winton Permanent Rose
  • Winton Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue
  • Winton Titanium White (or Titanium buff)
  • Winton Burnt Umber
  • Winton Ivory Black (failing Ivory Black, get Indigo or Paynes Grey).
PHASE 2: Plus the following for an extended palette (You only need to get these these once you’ve become familiar with the above palette).
  • Sap green (or Viridian)
  • Cadmium Yellow Deep
  • Burnt Umber
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cadmium Red
  • A Table box-easel. Such as this one. These are widely available in art shops.
  • A flat wood painter’s palette (rather than one of those white palettes with dips -they’re more for watercolours).
  • Solvent: Zest-it, (if you can get it -if not, get Sansodor). For cleaning brushes and diluting paint.
  • Brushes –Synthetic short flat brights: 12 and 6. Also, a Round No. 1. I recommend the Create brand (you can buy a packet of 5 brushes for under €5 in Artmines, K&M Evans or Eason) and THESE are the ones.  See a video about beginner brushes here.
  • Rags
  • If you like Liquin, bring that too. (Liquin is a quick-drying medium and glazing additive).
  • Wear old clothes: painting can be a messy business!

For much later…
If you want to try the technique of making a warm, monochrome underpainting, you will need the following tubes of ACRYLIC paint, although these are NOT NECESSARY for the normal oils alla prima classes:

  • Ultramarine
  • Burnt Siena
  • Warm Bright Yellow 513 (Sennelier)- OR – Pale Terracotta 437 (Winsor & Newton)
  • Titanium White

Terms and conditions for Regular art classes Dublin


  • Signing up for a term of art classes is a 6 week commitment; classes not taken cannot be carried forward to a new term.
  • Terms can not be split up or fees discounted for classes not taken.
  • When students are unable to make it to a class for whatever reason, I will always endeavour to let them catch up in another art class but only if a place is available.
  • If I am unable to hold the art class, the class will be made up so students will not be short.
  • Payment must be made at least 2 weeks before the term begins, in order that a replacement student can be arranged from the waiting list.
  • Payment matters can not be discussed in the studio; the studio is a sanctuary for art, painting and creativity.
  • Students should have the required painting materials for the class (please see above).