Category: Courses/Workshops/Training

Professional Development Training Workshops at NSF, Cork

National Sculpture Factory, Albert Road, Cork

Professional Development Training Workshops at the National Sculpture Factory.

Photography/Photoshop with Harry Moore
26 April, 10am to 1.30pm | Cost: €30 | Max no. 12

Legal and Contractual Issues for Artists with Brenda Tobin
15 May, 11am to 3pm (workshop+one to one) | Cost: €15

Arts Projects – From Concept to Delivery with Eamonn Maxwell, Curator and Cultural Consultant
24 May, 10am to 3pm (workshop+one to one) | Cost: €40 | Max no. 10

Good Project Management for the Creative Sector, Practice and Expectations with Karen Downey
14 June, 10am to 2pm (workshop+one to one) | Cost: €40 | Max no. 10

These professional development training workshops support artists in their practice by providing a range of topics directly relevant to their work. These workshops aim to address the business needs of artists working in a professional environment. They are also intended to introduce artist to new areas of work, providing artistic and financial opportunity and complementing their studio practice.

Booking at Early booking advisable.

Reverse Painting on Glass Workshop, The Complex, Dublin 7   Recently updated !

26 March 2017, 11am to 5pm | Cost: €50 including materials
The Complex, 15 Little Green Street, Dublin 7

Reverse painting on glass workshop with Roxana Manouchehri.
This special technique is originally from Italy and was very popular in Persia, dating all the way back to the 18th century. Reverse painting on glass was first based around religious paintings and is still practiced amongst artists today.


For booking please contact, T: 01 5446922

Professional Skills for Artists at Abbey Road Artists Studios, Co. Westmeath

Monday 27 March, 10am to 1pm | Cost: €10

Next week sees us reach our final workshops as part of the ATELIER Programme. This programme is a professional skills for artists series of workshops which focuses on areas of writing, funding and marketing for your work.
Shane Crotty will join us on Monday the 27th . Shane is a printmaker and designer who works with Visual Artists, Poets and Musicians in areas of marketing and design.
Drawing on his own extensive experience, Shane will guide you through elements of web design, social media and email marketing campaigns.

To book call 090 644 2154 or email Katriona on

Classical Portrait Drawing Workshop, Coastguard Cultural Centre, Co. Waterford   Recently updated !

8 and 9 April 2017, 10am to 5pm | Cost: €125
Coastguard Cultural Centre, Tramore, Co. Waterford

This 2-day intensive workshop introduces you to drawing the classical portrait.
Even in our modern world, overflowing with photographic portrait images and ‘selfies’, the intimacy and aesthetic merits achieved by a simple portrait drawing still seduce us. This workshop covers all of the technical and aesthetic aspects of portrait drawing in several media (graphite, charcoal, and Conté), from the structure and anatomy of facial features to achieving likeness and creating expression to a historical overview of the portrait as it developed from the Renaissance.
You will be shown all aspects of portrait drawing, starting with the technical attributes of drawing the face and head, and then beginning to explore the more expressive qualities of this human subject. On the second day of the workshop, you will have the opportunity to put your learning into practise by drawing a model from life.

T: 087 660 9644 , E:
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Colour Printing and Chine Collé Workshop, National Print Museum

Sunday 2 April, 10.30 to 16.30 | Cost: €80 | Max. 6 people
Garrison Chapel, Beggar’s Bush Barracks, Haddington Rd, Dublin 4

Colour Printing and Chine Collé Workshop with Elaine Leader.

This workshop will introduce participants to printmaking using drypoint, chine collé, roll up and embossing techniques, with a particular emphasis on developing a colour image/print. This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as those with some printmaking experience. Participants are encouraged to bring some visual ideas (photos, drawings, collected images) to get them started.

To book and pay for this workshop, please follow the link below to the online shop:

Needle Felting Workshop with Naomi Whan, F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Co. Down

Saturday 29 April 2017, 10am to 3pm |  Cost: £25
F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio, 200 Newry Road, Banbridge, Co. Down

Needle Felting Workshop with Naomi Whan.
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.

Booking is essential,  please call staff at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery on (028) 406 23322

Workshop on Art and Interactivity, The Digital Hub, Dublin 8

8 + 9 April 2017, 10am to 4pm
Digital Depot, Roe Lane (off Thomas St.), The Digital Hub, Dublin 8

Ever wanted to make copper sing? Or use water to activate lights? Whether you want to learn about simple ways to make your art more interactive or find out about the relevance of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths) to Youth Arts and Arts in Education, this is the training for you.

Make Create Innovate offer this hands-on, jargon-free two day workshop that will introduce you to physical computing using conductive materials, Makey Makey and Arduino with some basic sensors . We will show you how to develop and realise art pieces with interactive elements. Our artist-maker-educator approach is all about tinkering with art, electronic and everyday materials to learn through experimentation and discovery.

2 Day Drawing Workshop with Michael Wann, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

1 and 2 of April 2017, 11am to 4pm | Cost: €120
Progress Art Network, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

This 2 Day Drawing  workshop will focus on drawing and exploring the use of charcoal and the potential to create vivid drawings. Drawings will be sourced from photographs and developed over the course of the workshop. Day one will focus on The Portrait and Day two will be landscape.

To book a place on the course please contact Cathal Mc Carthy 087 6699142 or

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Art Activism Workshop Using Lights with Rob Ireson, A4 Sounds, Dublin 1

27 March 2017, 7 to 9pm
A4 Sounds, St Joseph’s Parade, Off Upper Dorset Street, Dublin 1

This is another in the Abortion Rights Campaign series of skills swops where you can come along to experiment in the use of different art media to bring visibility to the call for Free, Safe, Legal and Accessible Abortion Access in Ireland. No previous experience or art and activist skills necessary!

Project Catch Up:
The first 30 minutes of this event will be dedicated to planning discussions in small groups on works-in-progress. New people are welcome to get involved in these projects that include:
– our upcoming Reproductive Justice Walking Tour of Dublin
– Rock for Repeal Fundraiser
– Sew for Repeal Event
– Voices for Choice Flash Choir


Open Call | Make a Photobook Workshop, Dublin 8

Submission deadline: Monday 27 March 6pm
1, 2 +  9 April 2017, 10am to 5pm | No. of Participants: Max 9 people
Cost: €350 (includes all printing and binding materials) plus optional lunch provided by The Market Kitchen
Avenue Road Studios, Portobello, Dublin 8

Join the RTI team for three days of thinking, discussing and photobook-making in our very first Make a Photobook workshop of 2017.  Taking place in Avenue Road Studio, participants will explore each stage of the bookmaking process and create their own photobook dummies.

During the workshop participants will learn the language of the book form, how to read images, make meaningful decisions and build a book that is rooted in a carefully considered concept. Participants will work collectively and individually on their books with guidance from the RTI team throughout each stage of the bookmaking process.
The workshop format is intense, fast-paced, hands-on and highly productive. Participants will arrive with a collection of images and not only leave with a hand-crafted dummy book, but also the knowledge and understanding required to develop it into a fully-fledged photobook!

To submit please send a selection of images from a body of work along with a brief project description via the submission form on our website. For any additional queries drop us a line at Please note, once notified, selected participants will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of €70.

Submission requirements:
– Short description of body of work (max 200 words)
– 10 – 20 images
– Image format: JPEG, 72dpi, 1800px on the long side

Print Making Course with Daniel Lipstein at Custom House Studios, Westport

Saturday 1 April and Sunday 2 April, 11.00am to 5.00pm
Fee: €180

The course is run by Daniel Lipstein who is a professional printmaker, he holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the print faculty of NCAD. A member of Graphic Studio Dublin since 2002, Daniel has won several national awards and his work is held in numerous public collections in Ireland.

Materials and instruments are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own favourite oil colours, brushes, favourite paper, and source material.

The course is designed to facilitated participants in the skills and traditions of printmaking. The non-chemical part of the course focuses on Monoprints, Dry-point, Carborundum and Multi-plates registration. In the chemical stage
the course focuses on soft and hard ground etching, sugar lift and aquatint. Each stage aims to facilitate the participants in creating finished artworks. Each one of the disciplines is suitable for the creation of accomplished prints, using that discipline alone, though in the same time each skill supports the other, and combined together, we can create intriguing and very attractive fine art prints.

For more information see:

The Custom House Gallery and Studios
The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo,
T: +353 (0)98 28735

MA in Socially Engaged Art + Further Education, NCAD

Application deadline: 30 April

Applications are now being sought for the MA Socially Engaged Art + Further Education for Autumn 2017 intake. This two year, Level 9, taught masters degree focuses on the dynamic relationship between socially engaged arts practice and pedagogy, particularly within further education, non-formal educational and community settings. Immersed in a trans-disciplinary space, students will develop their practices as educators within the Further Education sector as well as socially engaged practitioners. The programme is recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland, on successful completion students are qualified to teach with further education settings.

Sites and spaces for engagement and learning are constantly evolving in response to multiple global, political and technological changes. Artists and educators inform and drive change through creative, reflective, and interventionist practices. Recognising the range of methodologies used in socially engaged practice that draw on educational concepts and forms and the important position of the FE sector in offering learning opportunities to diverse students locally, nationally and internationally, the MA SEA+FE is a site for experimental learning, skills acquisition and critical debate in this transdisciplinary field.

Observe/Research/Test | Laboratory Workshop at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery

22 March, 1pm to 3pm

OBSERVE: A guided tour and explanation of our Laboratory of textile works in the exhibition SKIN/NAHK/ODA, consisting of textile slides, petri dishes, and specimens, by some of our exhibiting student artists.

RESEARCH: Collaborative writing/drawing exercise to examine your plant/animal, and find key ideas for testing.

TEST: Create several textile petri dish-tests based on your examination, using drawing, stitch, and collage. Materials provided.

Spring/Summer Courses at Derry Print Workshop

Derry Print Workshop are delighted to announce the new schedule of courses and workshops for this spring/summer.

Courses include screen printing, linocut, etching, collagraph, cyanotype and photo-etching.

Places are limited as we like to keep the class sizes small to ensure a quality learning experience.

See link for dates and prices:

Contact to book.

Derry Print Workshop
Unit 5B
9-11 Pump Street
T: 07891 898714

Mandala Art and Meditation Workshop with Patricia Fitzgerald

22 April, 10am to 5pm

In this workshop, participants will explore the seven chakras through the art of mandala. Really taking time to feel where exactly it is that we need to work on and clear. Clearing your chakras through the art of Mandala in this highly experiential one-day workshop.

Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning circle, yet it is far more than just a simple shape. It represents wholeness, the structure of life itself, and is a container for essence, energy and spirit. Creating a Mandala connects us with our true nature, centering us fully in the energy of the present moment. When we consciously connect with our true nature, indescribable happiness ensues.

Printmaking Courses at Graphic Studio Dublin, April 2017

Book online for Printmaking courses and weekend workshops in Graphic Studio Dublin this April.

Lithography, weekend workshop with Michael Timmins
1 and 2 April, €170
If you like direct drawing results then this course is for you. The process of Lithography offers a wide range of drawing possibilities using a variety of drawing materials. This course is an introduction to the medium of Lithography and covers drawing materials, etching and printing a small edition.

An Introduction to Figure Painting with Nicholas Robinson at Block T

6 week course, starts Thursday 23 March, 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Painting the figure has always been a staple exercise in learning the craft of oil painting. This 6 week course is ideal for those looking to start their exploration into the art of Figure Painting, or even for the more experienced artist who wants to improve their fundamentals.

Nick Robinson (Florence Academy prize winner 2012 and 2013, Art Renewal Center finalist 2016) will instruct in the visual method: translating what we observe from life into oil painting on the canvas. The first class will explore the materials involved, some theory and preparation for the model. Weeks 2-6 will be comprised of working from the nude in one 15 hour painting.

Bozzetto Figure Painting Workshop with Nicholas Robinson, Enniskerry

18 and 19 March
Fee: €150

Two day course in painting the nude in oil to be held at Enniskerry Schoolhouse for Art. Florence Academy of Art prize winner and graduate Nicholas Benedict Robinson will instruct in sketching the nude using limited oil palette.

The course will comprise a step-by-step introduction in figurative painting methods, including demonstrations, individual instruction, theory and direction on how to use materials, and oil paint to describe the proportion, anatomy and gesture of the figure and light-effect in one pose over both days.

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners, National Print Museum, Dublin 4

Saturday 25 March, 2 to 4.30pm | Cost: €55
National Print Museum, Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin 4

Tutor: Eithna Joyce. A fresh and contemporary approach to the age old skill of beautiful writing. This revived and reimagined style of calligraphy is proving popular with type-lovers and wedding parties across the US and UK. During this workshop you will be introduced to the joys of writing with pointed nib and ink learning the basic techniques, letter forms and how to compose words and phrases. Workshop fee includes a kit of all you need for the class and to continue practicing at home. No experience necessary.
Max. 12 people, Booking essential.


Introduction to Textile Printing Techniques with Caroline Ryan at Print Block Studio Dublin

The course will take place over 4 Monday evenings and 1 Saturday.
13 March to 3 April: 6.30pm to 9.00pm
8 April: 10.30am to 4.30pm
Fee: €210

This introduction to printed textiles covers all the basics and more to get you started in textile printing. You will explore a variety of mark-making techniques, including: block printing; screen-printing using paper stencils; screen-printing using the photo sensitive technique as well as screen and image preparation, colour mixing, and fixing and caring for printed fabrics. The course will equip you with a good understanding of all the processes involved, which most importantly can even be adapted for working on at home.

Suitable for beginners. A basic supply of materials is included in fee.

6 places available.

Print Block Studio
107 Cork Street,
Dublin 8