Online Drawing Classes

'I was apprehensive about Zoom Art Class at first, but it was a lifesaver during this time and I look forward to it every week. It made me paint again in my own time and the recordings of the class were a great help to look back on. I also meet my artist friends virtually every week. It's been fun which was great during this sad time'     -   Pauline

 
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These very relaxing step-by-step online drawing classes have proved very popular. Over the course of six weeks we will explore and develop your skills using pencil, pen and charcoal as we tackle different subject matter and produce a finished artwork every one or two sessions. Drawing classes are suitable for all abilities from those who are complete beginners right through to more experienced students. For beginners, you'll learn the basics and for those who have some experience, you'll learn new tips, tricks and techniques. At the end of each class I will review your work and give you feedback. After each class you will be sent a recording of the session for you to review and allow further practice at your leisure, if you wish. 

The class is intentionally not a webinar, it's interactive in so far as is possible. For that reason student numbers are limited in each class and I really want you to be placed in the right class for your needs and for you to get the most out of that class. There is therefore intentionally no online booking option on this website and it's why I request that you contact me to help you sign up to the right class for you!

If you have any questions or want to go ahead and book yourself onto a class, please contact me to discuss your needs.

 
Zoom Drawing Class Details & Contact

 

Thursday Nights: 7.30pm to 9pm (All levels)

Course Length: 6 weeks, but you can start anytime

Start Dates: Commencing February 2022

Cost: €72

Studio Art Classes

'Helen is a tremendously talented and enthusiastic teacher. She gently encourages and motivates her students to discover their abilities and then develop these abilities. She creates strong communities within her classes. I cannot recommend her highly enough'   - Mairead'

 
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Over nine weeks students work on the style they wish to pursue in the medium they initially prefer. As things progress I will try to gently open them up to new possibilities and techniques. The classes are suitable for all abilities from those who are complete beginners right through to more experienced students. For beginners, the art class is an exploration of their individual creative potential as much as it is a technical learning experience. For the more advanced painters who often become ‘stuck’ at a particular level, I can help introduce new skills, challenges, and achievable goals to move them on to the next level. At the end of each class I will review your work and give you feedback. 

All of my art classes are run within a fun, yet professional, environment. For those students that wish to be involved, there are regular exhibitions, talks, and events outside of the class setting. Alternatively, the painting class may simply be your opportunity to become absorbed, relax, and lose yourself in your own creativity.

There are both daytime and evening art classes at various times during the week and weekend workshops once a month. The studio has ample parking and a cafe in the building open during office hours

Student numbers are limited in each class and I really want you to be placed in the right class for your needs and for you to get the most out of that class. There is therefore intentionally no online booking option on this website and it's why I request that you contact me to help you sign up to the right class for you!

Whatever level you are at, I can help. Please check out the testimonials on this site and

if you have any questions or want to go ahead and book yourself onto a class, please contact me to discuss your needs.

 
Art Class Details & Contact

Daytime options: 

Two class options each day, 9.30am to 11.30am or 1.30pm to 3.30pm

on Wed, Thurs, Fri,

Night class option:

Mon & Wed 7.30pm to 9.30 pm in the studio

(alternatively see Thurs night zoom class details above)

Course Length: 9 weeks, but you can start anytime

Start Dates: commencing February 2022

Cost: €140

Mosaic Classes

It's relaxing, it's addictive and you will learn all you need to know to create your own mosaic masterpiece in this class. Having worked in mosaic on a wide range of international projects over many years I can advise you on what's achievable and guide you along the steps to achieve it. 

 
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Mosaics can be created using ancient or modern techniques and I have experience using both to create artworks commissioned for international clients. Over nine weeks I will help you set achievable goals and teach you the techniques required to complete them. Each student works at their own pace on their own unique project. As things progress I will try to gently open them up to new possibilities and techniques. The classes are suitable for all abilities from those who are complete beginners right through to more experienced students. For beginners, the art class is an exploration of their individual creative potential as much as it is a technical learning experience. For the more advanced who often become ‘stuck’ at a particular level, I can help introduce new skills, challenges, and achievable goals to move them on to the next level. 

All of my art classes are run within a fun, yet professional, environment. For those students that wish to be involved, there are regular exhibitions, talks, and events outside of the class setting. Alternatively, the mosaic class may simply be your opportunity to become absorbed, relax, and lose yourself in your own creativity.

If you're reading this then you are either simply wanting to try something new and different, or you've looked into mosaics before and have a project you think you'd like to attempt. Either way, I really want you to achieve your goals, start you off in the right direction and avoid the obvious mistakes I have seen so many make. There is therefore intentionally no online booking option on this website and it's why I request you contact me to discuss your specific needs and help you get on the right path for you!

Whatever level you are at, I think I can help. Please check out the testimonials on this site and if you have any questions please contact me.

Mosaic Class Details & Contact

 

Tuesdays only: 9.30am to 11.30am or 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Course Length: 9 weeks, but you can start anytime

Start Dates: Commencing February 2022

Cost: €140

Kids Classes

These classes aim to keep the imagination and creativity bubbling throughout. Every class is different and to keep things highly interactive and the students engaged we have another teaching assistant working with me during each studio session.

 
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So glad to be back in the studio with our budding artists!! If you are looking for an art class for your child, please consider the following:

  • I have many years of extensive experience teaching and facilitating art classes and workshops, at all levels, in schools across the Southeast of Ireland.

  • We cover a wide and varied range of art and crafting techniques in the class, it's different every week and often within every class

  • After speaking to me to ensure that a suitable place is available kids are welcome to come along and try a class before you commit to a term payment.

  • I provide personal feedback to each student who attends.

  • While the end result of each piece of art created is always important to the student, during the classes the focus remains on the process of creating, using imagination and developing artistic expression and skills.

  • In most cases there will be a second teaching assistant working with me during the class to keep all the children engaged

  • There are several Youth Art Classes running on a Saturday with each of the classes working on age appropriate content.

  • Students don't need to have any previous drawing, crafting or painting experience to start attending classes.

  • Each student gets to decide what level of interaction suits them in the class

  • Full Garda vetting and clearance is in place.

  • All classes are run under current government health guidelines in relation to covid-19

So, please get in touch if you think your child might be interested in trying an art class. I would be very happy to talk to you and help you find the right artistic route for them! 

Please note: If your child has a medical condition or behavioral issues that might impact on the participation, enjoyment or safety of your child, teaching staff, or any other child attending the class, please bring this to my attention and discuss this with me prior to signing up and starting a class.

Kids Art Class Details & Contact

Kids 1: 10 am to 11.15 am, suitable for ages 1st to 4th class

Kids 2: 11.30am to 12.45, suitable for ages 5th & 6th class

Kids 3: 2.45 to 4pm, suitable for 5th/6th class & 1st Year

Course Length: 10 weeks, but you can start anytime

Start Date: Commencing February 2022

Cost: €95 per student

(discounts for second and subsequent children)

Teen Art Classes

It's been a tough eighteen months to be a teenager! This class proved to be a very popular outlet during the lockdowns, where students learnt new skills and became absorbed in their creativity. Now it's great to be back in the studio! For older teens I can also help with advice regarding portfolio preparation for third level if required.

 
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With our return to physical in-person classes in the studio environment, if you are searching for an art class for your teen, please consider the following:

  • I have extensive experience teaching this age group and we keep things interesting, varied and relaxing for the group. 

  • All classes have a limited number of students.

  • I provide personal feedback to each student who attends.

  • While the end result of each piece of art created is always important to the student, during the classes the focus remains on the process of creating, using imagination and developing artistic expression and skills.

  • All classes will be run under current government guidelines relating to covid-19 prevention.

  • There are several Youth Art Classes running on a Saturday with each of the classes working on age appropriate content.

  • Students don't need to have any previous drawing, crafting or painting experience to start attending classes.

  • Many of my students have made friends through the art classes but each student gets to decide what level of interaction suits them in the class.

  • I am grateful to have accompanied some of my students on their creative journey from budding artists in primary school all the way through to starting art college.

So, please get in touch if you think your teen might be interested in trying an art class. I would be very happy to talk to you and help you find the right artistic route for them!

Please note: If your child has a medical condition or behavioral issues that might impact on the participation, enjoyment or safety of your child, teaching staff, or any other child attending the class, please bring this to my attention and discuss this with me prior to signing up and starting a class.

 
Teen Art Class Details & Contact

Saturday Afternoon Teen Class from 1.15pm to 2.30pm  

Suitable for Secondary School Age

Course Length: 10 weeks, but you can start anytime

Start Date: Commencing February 2022

Cost: €95 per student

(discounts for second and subsequent children)