Courses

Classical Oil Painting & Drawing | Wed 11am-2pm & Fri 7-9pm

Suitable for beginners to advanced. Tuition centers on observational drawing and traditional oil painting techniques, via still life, portrait and figure studies. Studies of master works and personal projects are also incorporated. Tuition is tailored to individual needs, interests and levels.

Modules:

  • Cast drawing
  • Monochrome cast painting
  • Still life composition
  • Baroque master copy
  • Portrait
  • Figure composition

Printmaking | Thurs 7-9pm

Suitable for beginners and ideal for anyone who loves to draw. Students are introduced to the
fundamentals of intaglio and relief printmaking, exploring several disciplines, including drypoint etching, monoprint and linocut. The school is equipped with a mini school etching press, book press and basic tools. Plates, paper, ink and lino can be purchased from the studio.

Modules:

  • Linocut 1 (single layer)
  • Linocut 2 (multi-tone)
  • Linocut 3 (multi-colour)
  • Monoprint 1 (single layer)
  • Monoprint 2 (coloured ground)
  • Monoprint 3 (cut outs)
  • Drypoint (acetate)
  • Drypoint (copper)

Life Drawing

Suitable for beginners to advanced. Short and medium length poses. A variety of drawing strategies are introduced, including blind drawing, contour drawing and shadow drawing.


Junior and Senior Cycle Program (ages 9-18) | Wed 4-6pm

Junior and Senior Cycle students engage in a range of activities, including observational drawing, cut-out collage, lino-cut, drypoint etching, mono-print and oil painting. Tuition is tailored to individual levels and preferences, with advanced modules available for senior cycle students. Ideal for juniors and seniors with a flair for drawing and a strong desire to learn and create.

Modules:

  • Drawing
  • Collage
  • Linocut
  • Monoprint
  • Drypoint (advanced)
  • Oil painting (advanced)
  • Portfolio Presentation (advanced – Leaving Cert Students)

Home School Program (ages 9-18) | Wed 4-6pm & Fri 3-5pm

Add structure and tuition to your homeschooling; students may enroll in either the Wed or Friday session. Learning modules can be tailored individually, especially for senior students preparing for Leaving Cert or equivalent diplomas. Covers everything in the Junior and Senior Cycle Program.