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.
In-studio classes are postponed until further notice. However, Zoom online classes are still being held. Don’t be alone and don’t be a stranger during this lockdown; you’re welcome to join my Zoom art classes; you can sign up for them here. Only €20 per class.
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).