Adult Art Classes

Drawing Classes, Acrylic & Oil painting Classes on Offer.

Art Classes are run by Póilín Mc Gowan.

Learn to Draw – Zoom Classes

Artist and Tutor Póilín Mc Gowan will be hosting a Beginners/ Intermediate eight week Drawing Course starting Thursday 17th of September.  

Learn how to draw from a beginner’s level or to enhance your existing skills. Póilín will cover the basics in observational drawing, from mark-making, 3D shapes in line and tone, to creating compositions on subjects such as object drawing, portrait drawing- (frontal, side and 3/4 view), full figure, landscape, & still life. Build your confidence and potential in drawing using pencil, charcoal and Ink, no matter what your skill set is through…

  • Line drawing
  • Tonal exercises
  • Gestural drawing

To Book – Contact Póilín on 0857779625 or Email us through the form below.

Classes start from 11am- 12.30pm and cost €15 each ( €120 ). Young people and Adults are welcome! 

Materials required:

  • Pencils (sets available) HB up to 8B
  • Willow Charcoal & White Chalk
  • Medium Putty Rubber
  • Sharpener
  • Cartridge Paper A4, A3 and A2 Size
  • Blender Sticks
  • Indian Ink, Tissue (Kitchen Roll) and rags.
  • Jar x 2
  • A mix of Sable brushes- Rounds and Flats

Samples of Artist’s & Student’s Work

Cup and Apple in pencil by Artist
Toddler in pencil by Artist
Still Life in charcoal by Artist

Landscape in charcoal by Student
Still life in charcoal by Student
Eyes in pencil by Student

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Acrylic Painting Zoom Classes – Still Life

Artist and Tutor Póilín Mc Gowan will be hosting an eight week Acrylic Painting Course on Still Life starting on Tuesdays from 10.30am to 12.30pm from 22nd of September to the 10th of November

 All levels are welcome!

Areas covered will be from the basics…

  • Materials- what do I do with a certain brush/ palette knife
  • Composition- how to construct a balanced painting
  • Colour mixing- using a basic colour palette
  • Application of Acrylic paint- methods and techniques

Subjects covered will be observational Still life – Floral, and a Medley from the kitchen. Discover your new skills and techniques through learning about the above areas.  Explore how to manipulate and blend Acrylic colours with mediums on canvas, also learn how light and shade influence your colour palette through colour mixing. This course is a great way to explore your creative appetite no matter what level you are!   

To Book – Contact Póilín on 0857779625 or Email us through the form below.

Classes cost €15 each ( €120 ). Young people and Adults are welcome! 

Materials required:

  • An assortment of sable and bristle brushes (synthetic/natural)
  • Stretched Canvas/ Canvas boards (10×12 inches up)
  • Oil Paints- Titanium White, Cadmium yellow, Cadmium red, Cobalt blue, Coeruleum Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Viridian green, Permanent Rose, Alizarin Crimson,Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber (brown), Payne’s grey.
  • Palette Knives- Triangular blade/ Long Flat
  • Credit Card (i.e. an old membership card)
  • Sansodor spirit
  • Linseed Oil
  • Stand Oil
  • White spirit
  • Kitchen Towel
  • Old Rags
  • A few glass jars
  • An Easel / A board to lean against




Samples of Students Work & Set-up Ideas

Land and Sea – Oil Painting Zoom Classes

For this course, Póilín Mc Gowan will be hosting an eight week Oil Painting Course starting Friday 18th of September from 10.30am to 1pm.

 All levels are welcome!

Areas covered will be from the basics…

  • Materials- what do  I do with a certain brush/ palette knife/ other objects
  • Composition- how to construct  a balanced painting
  • Colour mixing- using a wide range colour palette
  • Application of Oil paint- methods and techniques

Subjects covered will be landscape and seascape from digital images. Discover your new skills and techniques through learning about the above areas.  Explore how to manipulate and blend Oil colours & mediums on the canvas/other supports. Also learn how light and shade influence your colour palette through colour mixing. This course is a great way to explore your creative appetite no matter what age or level you are!  

To Book – Contact Póilín on 0857779625 or Email us through the form below.

Classes cost €15 each ( €120 ). Young people and Adults are welcome! 

Materials required:

  • An assortment of sable and bristle brushes (synthetic/natural)
  • Various supports- Canvas’ and wooden panels (10×12 inches up)
  • Oil Paints- Titanium White, Cadmium yellow, Cadmium red, Cobalt blue, Coeruleum Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Viridian green, Permanent Rose, Alizarin Crimson,Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber (brown), Payne’s grey.
  • Palette Knife
  • Credit Card (i.e. an old membership card)
  • Sansodor spirit
  • Linseed Oil
  • White spirit
  • Kitchen Towel
  • Old Rags
  • A few glass jars
  • An Easel / A board to lean against