Classes

Summer Art Camps – 2022

Our Summer Art Camps take place in our studios in Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre and will run from Mon-Fri for 4 weeks, and are bookable on a weekly basis.

There are 2 age groups

5-12Yrs 9:30am – 12:30pm.

12-17yrs 1:30pm- 4:30pm.

Week  1: 4th – 8th July

Week 2: 11th – 15th July

Week 3: 25th – 29th July

 Week 4: 15th-19th August

Have fun, make friends, and create through a wide range of engaging art activities including Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Animation, T-Shirt Design, and more. Camps are above all fun, instructive, and encouraging. The 5-12 year group learn and practice the core skills, concepts and techniques of creating art with breaks for organised games and snacks. The 12-17 group engage in an in-depth exploration of various art techniques, taking more responsibility for researching, designing and developing their own art work, with more freedom and focus on individual style, design, and creativity, and with time to chill and chat. All materials are provided.

All camps are €150, bookable with a €30 deposit. To book click on the appropriate link below:

Fine Art Programme Summer 2022

Acrylics for Beginners

Tutor Peter McSweeney

Relax, Socialise, and Create at our Acrylics Workshop for Beginners in our well equipped Drumshanbo studios. This is a 12 hour workshop over 2 Saturdays in July.

Experienced Artist and Tutor Peter McSweeney will guide you through the workshop, helping and encouraging you to develop your own interests and style.

Day 1: Use of Colour, Composition, and Still Life. Pet Portraits in Acrylics: Initial Drawing, painting the background, and working in layers. Face and Eyes, Highlights: Fur and Hair.

Day 2: Winter Landscape in Acrylics, Aerial Perspective, Underpainting and initial sketch, Sky, Background, Foreground and Highlights.

All materials are provided.

Acrylics Workshop. Beginners, 2 Saturdays 2nd & 9th July, Total €140: €30 deposit on booking, balance €110 payable on the first day.

Fine Art Programme Summer 2022

Watercolour for Beginners

Tutor Peter McSweeney

Relax, Socialise, and Create at our Watercolour Workshop for Beginners in our well equipped Drumshanbo studios. This is a 12 hour workshop over 2 Saturdays in August. 

Experienced Artist and Tutor Peter McSweeney will guide you through the workshop, helping and encouraging you to develop your own interests and style.

Day 1: Drawing and Sketching, use of colour and the basics of painting the sky. Aerial perspective, and painting a country walk during the summer.

Day 2: Linear Perspective and Painting Farm Buildings. 

All materials are provided.

Watercolour Workshop for Beginners, 2 Saturdays 6th & 13th Aug, Total €140: €30 deposit on booking, balance €110 payable on the first day

Fine Art Programme Summer 2022

Drawing and Sketching

Tutor Peter McSweeney

Relax, Socialise, and Create at our Drawing and Sketching Classes for Beginners in our well equipped Drumshanbo studios. This is a 12 hour workshop over 6 consecutive Tuesday evenings. 

Experienced Artist and Tutor Peter McSweeney will guide you through the classes, helping and encouraging you to develop your own interests and style.

Week 1: Pencil and Graphite. Contour drawing using Still Life. Drawing an interior using hard and soft pencils summer.

Week 2: Charcoal. Exterior -Drawing the sky.

Week 3: Pen and Inks. Techniques using pen. Still Life using Inks.

Week 4: Coloured Pencils. Still Life with varied textures: glass, leather, metal and wood using coloured pencils.

Week 5: Chalk Pastels. Project: Evening Sky using pastels.

Week 6: Oil Pastels and Oil Sticks. Project: Woodlands using oil pastels.

All materials are provided.

Drawing and Sketching for Beginners, 6 Tuesdays starts 5th July, Total €140: €30 deposit on booking, balance €110 payable on the first day.

Fine Art Programme Summer 2022

Landscape in Oil for Beginners

Tutor Peter McSweeney

Relax, Socialise, and Create at our Landscape in Oil Classes for Beginners in our well equipped Drumshanbo studios. This is a 12 hour course over 6 consecutive Thursday evenings.

Experienced Artist and Tutor Peter McSweeney will guide you through the classes, helping and encouraging you to develop your own interests and style.

Week 1: Materials and the basic colour palette for oil painting. Tonal value sketch: Preparation for the painting.

Week 2: Project 1: An Evening Sky.

Week 3: Continuation of An Evening Sky using a brush.

Week 4: Project 2: Seascapes. Monochrome underpainting.

Week 5: Background and base layer of foreground.

Week 6: Second layer: Clouds, addition of shoreline in foreground, highlights

All materials are provided.

Landscape in Oil for Beginners, 6 Thursdays starts 7th July, Total €140: €30 deposit on booking, balance €110 payable on the first day

Ceramics Workshops Summer 2022

Three dates available

Tutor Kate Murtagh Sheridan

Relax, Socialise, and Create at our Saturday Ceramics Workshops in our well equipped Drumshanbo studios. This is a 6 hour workshop, with 3 available dates. 

In this six-hour workshop, you will learn building techniques, wheel skills, surface treatments, and glazing. Experienced Ceramicist and Tutor Kate Murtagh Sheridan will guide you through the workshop, helping and encouraging you to develop your own interests and style.

All materials are provided.

Ceramics Workshop, 3 dates available bookable separately. Sat 13th July, Sat 13th August, and Saturday 20th August 10am-4pm

Total €80: €30 deposit on booking balance €50 payable on the day

Saturday Stained Glass Workshops

With Emer O’Donnell

Stained glass artist Emer O’Donnell will lead these one day 6 hour workshops. Stained glass is an exciting and vibrant artform which can claim to be one of the oldest crafts in the world. This is a practical hand on workshop where you will learn stained glass techniques in the sociable relaxed setting of our Drumshanbo studio . You will leave with one or two pieces of your stained glass work on the day

One day Stained Glass Workshop, Saturday 23rd July or Saturday 27th August,10 am-4 pm, bookable separately. Total Cost €130 per workshop day , €30 deposit on booking, balance €100 payable on day.

Outdoor Landscape Painting

With Peter McSweeney

New for summer 2022. Enjoy a day of outdoor painting on the shores of Lough Scur, Co. Leitrim. Saturday 20th August 10am – 4pm. Experience the camaraderie of painting with others, and being one-to-one with nature. Our experienced artist and tutor Peter McSweeney will be on hand to guide you in the techniques of simplified shape, colour, and tone. All materials and equipment are provided.

Joining Instructions will be sent to you by email 

Landscape Painting, Sat 20th August 2022, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Total €95: €30 deposit on booking balance €65 payable on the day.4:00 pm

Relax and Create Friday Daytime

Drawing and Painting with Peter McSweeney

Relax and Create in our sociable Drumshanbo Studio. Four Friday daytime drawing and painting sessions for adults. The class is suitable for beginners and for the more experienced who wish to develop their skills. You will be provided with all the materials for drawing and painting. it really is your class, our experienced tutor Peter McSweeney will work with you in developing your own interests and style. The price includes all four Friday daytime sessions.

Relax and Create, Drawing and Painting class, 4 Fridays 11:30am-1.30pm, Jun 10th, 17th, 24th and July 1st Total €110: €30 deposit on booking, balance €80 payable on the first day

Kids Art Class 4-8 Years Saturday Morning

With Denise and Connie

Have fun and make friends exploring drawing, painting, pottery, and arts and crafts materials. Our Junior Art Class is led by Connie Doyle. Connie holds a BA (Hons) in Childhood Development and Playwork and is an experienced pre-school practitioner. The price includes all five sessions and is inclusive of all materials. This is a very popular class and early booking is recommended.

Kids Art Class, 4-8 yrs. Saturday 10-11:30 am, starts Jun 11th, Total Price €95; €30 deposit on booking. €65 balance payable at first class

Kids Art Class 7-12 Years Saturday Afternoon

With Denise and Connie

This Art class is suitable for kids 7-12 years The class is led by experienced Art teachers Denise Corbett & Connie Doyle. Participants will be guided through a variety of different art techniques and explore a variety of different art materials including drawing, painting, clay work and arts and crafts. The price includes all five sessions and is inclusive of all materials. This is a very popular class and early booking is recommended.

Kids Art Class, 7-12 yrs. Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, starts Jun 11th, Total Price €105; €30 deposit on booking. €75 balance payable at first class

Visual Art Disciplines

  • Observational drawing
  • Life drawing
  • Portraiture drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Pottery and ceramics
  • Printmaking
  • Photography including digital editing
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Animation
  • Web Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Architecture Design
  • Interior Design
  • Jewellery Design
  • Product Design
  • Mixed Media
  • Batik
  • Felt Making
  • Silk Painting
  • Weaving
  • Card making
  • Prop design
  • Stage Design
  • Mural Design
  • Art Therapy
  • Art History