Category: Courses/Workshops/Training

Etched Mirror and Framing Workshop, Wallhangers, Co. Down   Recently updated !

Dates: 7, 14, 21, 28 November 2017
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Cost: £90
Location: Wallhangers, 72 High Street, Bangor, Co.Down, BT205AZ

Want to create your own hand etched, framed mirror? We are running a brand new 4 week workshop here in Wallhangers. You will be guided through a process of designing a stencil and etching a mirror, through to making a wooden frame that will be painted to your choice. A chance to create something completely unique, using quality materials, whilst learing some new skills. Gaining an insight in to the world of bespoke framing, and creating alternative graphic art works. A collaboration with Jessica Hollywood of Birds&Words and Ian Matchett of Wallhangers.

All materials provided. Come with a ready made design, or wording to transfer to mirror.

Creative Technology for Artists + Makers at A4 Sounds, Dublin 1

Date: 19 November to 10 December 2017
Time: 2pm – 7pm
Cost: Full Course €140
Part 1 – Hardware & Analog €75
Part 2 – Software & Coding €75
Location: A4 Sounds, St Joseph’s Parade, Off Upper Dorset Street, Dublin 1

Limited to 8 participants.

This workshop will introduce open source electronics and programming tools that can be used for all sorts of interactive audio or visual projects. Over the 4 weeks we will cover basic analog electronics and how to solder, working with LEDs and Arduino, and programming for AV using open source software including Pure Data, Patchblocks and Processing. If you want to include things like wearable electronics, sensors or open source hardware or software in your projects, this is the workshop for you!



Lacemaking Workshop at A4 Sounds, Dublin 1

Lacemaking 1 Day Workshop with Fiona Harrington

Date: Saturday 21 October
Times: 10am – 4pm
Cost: €80
Location: A4 Sounds, St Joseph’s Parade, Off Upper Dorset St, Dublin 1

This day long workshop will introduce participants to Irish Needlepoint Lace techniques. Students will be shown how to prepare the ground for lacemaking and lay the foundation for the study of 9 needlepoint stitches. They will also learn how to finish a lace sample and remove it from the backing.
This workshop would suit anybody with an interest in Irish Lace. No experience is necessary but feeling comfortable holding a needle and thread is an advantage. Places are limited to 4 participants only. By the end of the day, participants will have developed a good understanding of needlepoint lace and acquired skills to plan and complete further Lace studies at home. |

Bookbinding Workshop at Black Church Print Studio, Dublin 2

Date: 25 Nov 2017
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: €95 (incl. materials)
Location: Black Church Print Studio, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Booking: | phone: 01 6773629

This Workshop will introduce students to the craft of Bookbinding. Beginning with simple book structures students will learn about paper, the materials and tools needed for creating books. Bookbinding is a wonderful resource, whether it is binding together old prints, works of art, for keeping notes or making a special gift. By the end of the day students will create their own hard-backed notebooks along with a variety of simpler pieces. Suitable for beginners.

Relief Printmaking Workshop at Black Church Print Studio, Dublin 2   Recently updated !

Date: 11 Nov 2017
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: €95
Location: Black Church Print Studio, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Booking: | phone: 01 6773629

This workshop will demonstrate the techniques of relief printmaking using the lino block. Transferring the image to the block, use of tools, inking, and printing using the press, and by hand, will be covered. Individual tuition will follow as students go on to produce their own plates. Blind Embossing, a technique which lends itself to the relief plate will also be discussed and students will be encouraged to incorporate this into their work. Suitable for beginners.

Note: The ability to create a print using hand tools makes this a very flexible technique to pursue without continued access to a print studio.

Introduction to Botanical Art Course at KCAT, Kilkenny

Introduction to Botanical Art Course at KCAT

Dates: 24, 25, 26 November 2017
Cost: 240 euro all matierlas included
Location: KCAT Art & Study Centre Mill Lane, Callan, Co. Kilkenny
Booking: Places are limited.Call 0567706863 or email


KCAT are delighted to welcome Ida Mitrani to it’s Courses Studio in November. Ida will be running an intensive workshop over the weekend of 24, 25, 26th November sharing her skills and knowledge of the Fine Art of Botanical Drawing.

Ceramic Weekend Workshop at Ashbrooke House, Fermanagh

Date: 16-19 November 2017
Time: 10 to 4.30pm
Cost: £550 Residential, £450 Non-Residential
Location: Ashbrooke House, Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Booking: Email Amanda Brooke at: or telephone +44 (0) 2889 531789 or +44 (0) 7790 549281
For more information please visit:

This exclusive weekend course offers a rare opportunity to stay in the picturesque and historic Ashbrooke House and work with two Royal College of Art Ceramicists. Helen Moore and Sandra Robinson have been specifically chosen for their complimentary skills in both the form and finish of ceramics to offer expert guidance as a complete beginner or seasoned maker.


Screen Printing Workshop with Linda Condon, Pearse Street, Dublin

Our second 6 week Screen Printing Workshop begins Monday, November 13. For those who were on the waiting list for our last workshop, please come and join us for this one.

You’ll be amazed how quickly you pick up the essential skills to print your own designs. And with the upcoming holiday season, you can share your screen prints with family and friends as gifts, or make personalized greeting cards. See for yourself the great work done by past students in our student gallery section, in It is amazing what they have created and this was their first introduction to the process.

Due to limited places (10) a booking fee is required to hold a spot.

Dates: November 13 to December 18
Times: Monday 6 to 9 pm
Location: Pearse Street, Dublin
Booking: or 0872865020

Letterpress + Linocut Christmas Cards with Mary Plunkett at Graphic Studio Dublin

Students will learn how to make a celebratory or invitation card using both letterpress and linocut. The first day will be spent typesetting and printing the cards, and during the second day the image will be cut in lino and added to make a finished piece. Each participant should complete approximately 10 cards. Suitable for: Beginners and Intermediate.

Dates: Saturday 9th + Sunday 10th December
Times: 10am to 4pm
Fee: €170
Location: Graphic Studio Dublin, Distillery Court, 537 North Circular Road, Dublin 1.

Drypoint, Chine Collé + Contact Mono Weekend Workshop at Graphic Studio Dublin

Drypoint, Chine Collé + Contact Mono Weekend Workshop with Niamh Flanagan and Clare Henderson at Graphic Studio Dublin.
Students will be introduced to basic printmaking practice and will develop these skills over the duration of the course. We will begin the course by introducing students to contact monoprints. In the afternoon the focus will be on making drypoint plates and printing them. Students can create line and tone without acid with this method. We can then use printmaking techniques like roll-ups and chine collé to further develop our images. Suitable for: Beginners & Intermediate.

Dates: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December
Times: 10am to 4pm
Fee: €170
Location: Graphic Studio Dublin, Distillery Court, 537 North Circular Road, Dublin 1.

Etching Weekend with Niamh Flangan and Clare Henderson at Graphic Studio Dublin

Students will be introduced to basic printmaking practice and will develop these skills over the duration of the course. We will begin the course by introducing students to creating an image with drypoint or contact monoprint to get used to the printmaking process. Students will then create line on a copper plate using the hard ground or soft ground method. Suitable for beginners.

Dates: Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th November
Times: 10am to 4pm
Fee: €170
Location: Graphic Studio Dublin, Distillery Court, 537 North Circular Road, Dublin 1.

Screenprint Workshop with Siobhan Hyde at Graphic Studio, Dublin 1

Date: Saturday 4 + Sunday 5 November
Time: 10am to 4pm
Cost: €170
Location: Graphic Studio Dublin, Distillery Court, 537 North Circular Road, Dublin 1
Suitable for: Beginners + Intermediate.



This course will provide an introduction to the screen print process using paper stencils as an immediate and satisfying method of image making. Over the two day workshop you will learn how to make paper stencils, register and print a multi colour edition.

Encaustic + Mixed Media Portraiture and Figurative Workshop, EOM Studios, Mayo

Encaustic and Mixed media Portraiture and Figurative Workshop
Location: EOM Studios, Mulranney, Co Mayo
Dates: November 15/16/17 2017
Times: 10.00am – 5pm
Cost: 295 euros incl most materials

This fast paced hands-on workshop will investigate exploratory techniques and approaches in Encaustic Portraiture and Figurative art. We will focus on the creation of rich and expressive surface designs and original pieces done with a combination of encaustic painting and mixed media techniques. Throughout the workshop, some different demonstrations will be done, providing an extensive arsenal of visually-stimulating possibilities for artists to explore. Both encaustic and mixed-media techniques will be covered, including creating alternative working grounds, using a wide variety of tools, altering the painting surface in imaginative ways, and utilizing original and exciting mixed-media techniques to create stunning effects.
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Print Making Course with Diarmuid Delargy at Custom House Studios, Westport Quay

Date: Friday November 10 – Hard ground and Line work
Friday November 17 – Sugar lift
Friday November 24 – Aquatint
Friday December 1 – Combining all of the above

Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm.
Cost: €180 materials included.
Tutor: Diarmuid Delargy
Limited places booking advisable at 098 28735
Location: Custom House Studios, Westport Quay, Co. Mayo

Diarmuid Delargy will demonstrate a variety of proofs of his work practice and facilitate discussion about the students own working strategy. Discussion of working approaches and developing of students individual works. Introduction to hard and soft ground line combinations, aquatints, sugarlifts and mezzotint.

Art Photography Wprkshops, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

Date: 21st Oct, 4th to 18th of Nov
Time: 10:30 to 11:30
Cost: €120
Location:  Place 4 U, Gladstone St, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
Booking: Call 089 211 9451

Art Photography Worskshops (basics and Intermediate)Camera operation. Image formation, composition and styles. Basic mathematics of light. Editing and post processing.


If a beginner, please bring the camera manual.

Drawing Masterclass with Arno Kramer at The Model, Sligo

Date: Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: €60/€40
Location: The Model, Sligo
Artists, with a focus on drawing in their practice, are invited to participate in a one day masterclass with Dutch artist and curator Arno Kramer, at The Model.

The objective of offering this masterclass in drawing is to focus on already existing works from the participating artists. Kramer asks that each artist bring at least 10 recent drawings, which can form the beginning of critical debate during the day. Critique will be offered on the works, as well as suggestions on how to continue making drawings from a new and interesting perspective. It does not matter what the specific content of the drawings is. Every subject or object as a starting point for work is welcome. The main concern is that the drawing has an autonomous quality and is an original piece of art, not a preparatory sketch for a painting or sculpture.
For booking please visit:


Linocut Print Making Workshop with Kate McMeekin, Blackwatch Studio, Kilkenny

Tutor: Kate McMeekin
Date: 19 November
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: €80
Location: Blackwatch Studio, Freneystown, Clifden Co. Kilkenny R95 RX 28
Contact: Vicki 086 837 0205 or email

The course is aimed at those who have an interest in printmaking; However it is also suitable for people who are new to art.
In this day workshop you will learn how to plan and cut designs for linocut printing with multiple plates. Areas covered will include use of tools, design, colour mixing, registration techniques and printing using a baren and an etching press. Classes limited to 10 places. €30 deposit secures place tea/coffee biscuits included but please bring own lunch
Materials: As participants will be working from their own ideas, it is important to bring some drawings, photographs or other images as source material from which to work. All other materials will be provided.


Portrait Masterclass with Stephanie Kullberg, Castlerock, NI

October Portrait Masterclass with Stephanie Kullberg – Florence Academy Award Winner and London Atelier of Representatonal Art guest Tutor
Dates: October 16-20 and October 23-27
Cost: Weekly Tuition £400
Time: Course will run Monday to Friday each week 10-5
Limited to 8 artists

Tutoring is individual, so whether you are a professional artist looking to fine tune your work or a painter in their early career.. Or if you are considering a full time course over in London at LARA , this experience will benefit you.

​For more information please contact:
​Patricia McCormack French Fine Art Studio
10 Sea Road, Castlerock, BT514tl
M: +44 7379528234

October Workshops at The Constant Knitter, Dublin

Saturday 28 October

Creative Embroidery
Time: 10am-1pm
Cost: €39 all materials included
This beginners three hours hands-on workshop explores the creative techniques of hand embroidery using traditional basic stitches with a contemporary approach. You will learn 10-12 embroidery stitches to start your own embroidery project.

Make Your Own Macrame Wall Hanger
Time: 2pm-5pm
Cost: €39 includes all materials
Join us for a fun afternoon of macrame! You will learn a few basic knots and make your very own macrame wall hanger from strings made out of recycled t-shirts. All the supplies you need are included. This afternoon will be packed with learning new skills, making something beautiful and having fun. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Location: The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis Street, Dublin 8

For more information or to book a class email

Needle Felting Workshop at F.E. McWilliam Gallery

Discover the magic of needle felting in a day. Naomi will teach you the basics of Needle -felting – a dry felt making technique using a special barbed felting needle. In the workshop you will get the chance to experiment with colour and texture. You will learn all about the tools and materials needed for this craft. Afterwards you will decide if you want to needle felt your very own character, brooch or beautiful picture or perhaps have a go at all three. Cost includes all materials. Suitable for beginners.

Tutor: Naomi Whan
Dates: Saturday 18th November
Times: 10am-4pm
Fee: £25
Location: F.E. McWilliam Gallery,
200 Newry Rd,
Booking: 028 4062 3322