Comic Book Illustration Academy

You simply wont spend a better week this summer!

Artzone Illustration Tutors and Comic Book Artists, are planning an exciting and challenging comic book design and illustration project for Artzone Tweens & Teenagers this summer - AND plenty of time to chill and chat!

From base concept development, drawing, design and illustration principles Steph will lead the group in the design of a new Comic Book and the production Issue 1.

Comic Book Illustration Camps 2017

Venue: Artzone Studios, Rathfarnham
Dates – Mon 14th – Fri 18th August

Venue: Taney Parish Centre, Dundrum
Dates – Mon 3rd – Fri 7th July

Venue: Scoil Mhuire GNS, Lucan
Week 1: Mon 17th to Fri 21st  July

For: All Students Ages 10+
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm
Fees: €150; Sibling discount of 7.5% for siblings

A truly great way for any 10 year old to spend a week.  Creative and fun with well organised and confident Artzone Tutors, as always.  Mary Stewart, Parent, Summer Camp, June 2015

Places are Strictly Limited to ensure individual attention and quality of learning!

57 Responses to “Comic Book Illustration Academy”

  1. Susan McElroy says:

    Wanted to check availability on the Dundrum 12th – 16th July course for my 13 year old son. can I check if 2 places are still available as his friend may like to attend with him. Thank you looking forward to hearing back from you. Susan

    • says:

      There are indeed some places left in the Taney Teen Camp. We take far fewer teens though to keep the event cool and intimate, so dont leave it too late to book. Paul

  2. Suzanne says:

    Can you tell me if you have any availability on the Teen Camp due to take place at the Red Stables in Raheny in August?

  3. Breda O'Neill-Fay says:

    Please advise availability in Rua Red and Taney. Michael did your course in Rathgar 2 years ago and really enjoyed it. Now he’s 13! He does not do art in school, is there a requirment for previous knolwedge. Also if you have availability, is it the same course in each venue or would he benefit from doing June and July in Tallaght and Taney.

    Thank you

    • says:

      Hi Breda. The teen camp and classes are suitable for students of all levels (interest and ability). While some are looking for help with Junior and Leaving Cert Art many are just doing it as a hobby. Paddy Lynch is running both Teen camps in RUA RED and Taney this summer. It is the same programme. It is a really cool subject – we expect both to book out. There are places available. I will book a place for Michael – drop me a line at Cheers, Paul

  4. lauren says:

    hi just wondering me and my best friend doing art for junior cart were going into 2nd year in september were interested in doing the summer camp in tallaght is there any places left?and how do you book it? thanks

    • says:

      Hi Lauren. All our teachers are qualified Secondary School Teachers. The summer camp will be run as you would a junior or leaving cert project – only COOLER:-) There are places left in RUA RED if you would like to book online or give us a quick call on 01 4990614 or just email Cheers, Paul

  5. Elaine O'Doherty says:

    Hi Paul

    Could you let me know if you have availability in your Summer Teen camp in Raheny and in the July camp in Malahide.

    Looking forward to hearing from you in the near future.


    Elaine O’Doherty

    • says:

      Hi Elaine. There is availability at both those camps at the moment. Just drop me a line to and I will use details on file to complete your bookings for you. Regards, Paul

  6. Ophelia liquit says:

    Hello Paul!

    I would like to book my daughter,Danica, for the art summer camp in Castleknock Parish. She is twelve years old. I would like her to join the 18th-22nd of July Camp. You may contact me in my mobile,0877816413.

    Thanks a whole lot!!


    • says:

      Sincere apologies Ophelia. We have just heard from the Centre that one of their weekly tennants arent willing to change to allow us use the room for the Teen Camp, and it was too late to get a room in the school next door. We are going to have to cancel this camp. We are offering Castleknock customers 50% off to go to any other Teen Camp. Paul

  7. Clifford Nolan says:

    Have you room for two more in Taney ? 15 year old cousins. One from Dublin and the other visiting from Barbados.
    What is the teacher / student ratio ?

    • says:

      Hi Clifford. We do have space for 2 more in the Taney Teen Camp. We maintain a 15:1 Student Teacher ratio for the older groups. You can book online at or give us a quick call on 01 4990614. Best regards, Paul

  8. tom tynan says:

    The Red Stables Art Centre, Raheny
    8th Aug – 12th Aug
    do you have availability – 15 year old girl

    • says:

      Hi Tom, There are some places left on this Teen camp. This years project has really captured the imagination so we are booking strongly. If you want to book a place just complete the booking form online or send me your daughters name, address and a parental contact number and I will complete the booking for you. Best regards, Paul

  9. Karen says:

    Hi, could you tell me if you have any camps (preferably in Taney) for teenagers, w/c either 4, 11 or 18 July.. The illustration one looks great but is it just on the w/c 25 July? That week doesn’t suit us! Thank you.

    • says:

      Sorry Karen. There is a limited demand for Teen camps so we just run one in our bigger venues. That way it fills, has the atmosphere and goes well. Taney is set for the 25th of July. Paul

  10. soconnor says:


    Do you have places left in any of the above course, were planning to book for Castleknock but see it has been cancelled.

    14 yrl old boy thanks . S

    • says:

      Hi Serena, There are places available in The Red Stables or Taney Parish Centre. There was a fatal mix up on the venue booking for Castleknock. Our teen art group will start back up there on 16th of September. Regards, Paul

  11. paula walsh says:

    hi .. i was wondering is the kilester camp running this summer ??

    • says:

      Hi Paula, We are running two camps in Clontarf and one in Drumcondra this summer. The camp in Killester last year was a great success but it is a very busy centre and we had issues with child safety, equipment and space for playtime. We have places in Clontarf Parish Centre or Na Fianna GAA Club if either suit you. Regards, Paul

  12. Helen lane says:

    Comic Book Illustration Camps – I am wondering if you are doing this camp in any other location other than Rathfarmham.

    Thank you Helen

    • says:

      Hi Helen, We ran Comic Book Illustration camps in multiple locations last summer. Unfortunately there is only limited demand for specialist camps so we dont run too many. We are launching a Comic Book Illustration Class programme next week in Rathfarnham, and a summer camp here to build on that. We hope to run these camps in other art centres once we have perfected them here. Sorry, Paul

  13. Olive Gaughan says:

    Do you have space on your comic book illustration camp 13th-17th August? My 11yr old would love to take part.


    • says:

      Hi Olive. there are still a couple of places on the Tween Comic Book Illustration camp. You can book online or give us a quick call on 01 4990614. Places are strictly limited to ensure the quality of the camp. Regards, Paul

  14. mags says:

    can you tell me if there is availability for the comic book illustration camp in august? Can you also give me the times it runs during the day and exactly where it is based in Rathfarnham.


    • says:

      Hi Mags, There are places on the Teen Comic Book Camp and we have just had a cancellation for the Tween camps so there is one place left on that. It is 10am to 2pm each day. We are on Castleside Drive, literally just beside Rathfarnham Castle. Text 086 8159073 or email if you want us to hold a place for you. Paul

  15. Helen says:

    I am very interested in the comic book illustration course for my daughter, the question that i have is that, is it only on in Rathfarnham, is it on anywhere on the northside of Dublin.

    • says:

      Sorry Helen, We only run the specialist courses in our own studios at the moment. The numbers are kept small to ensure quality. It is hard to run viable camps in other venues where we have rent on top of staff and material costs. We do hope to run more in The Red Stables in future. Regards, Paul

  16. Denis Duff says:

    My son would be very interested in doing a comic book illustration camp or course, but the one in August clashes with return to school that week. Are there any other options other than the last week in August, please?

    • says:

      Hi Denis, That week doesn’t suit all but it was the only week the studio was free. We don have someone else just doing 3 days as they are returning to school Thursday. We will also have a course running over 10-weeks * 1.25 hours from late October on Wednesday evenings. Best regards,

  17. Anna says:

    How many teens do you take on the course? My son & his friend are interested in doing the July 14 – 18 week. When would we need to book. Do all fees have to be paid up front?


    • says:

      Hi Anna, There are generally 15/16 at each course. The July camp is run by Paddy Lynch a real leader in this field. His camps always fill. A €50 deposit is required to secure your place. Best regards, Paul

  18. mark tewkesbury says:

    trying to book my daughter into summer camp comic illustration booking form keeps failing to send is there another way to book
    thanks mark

    • says:

      Hi Mark, Just email me on I will use your details on file to register your place and send you your booking confirmation email. We will get our web developer to test the forms again. Best regards, Paul

  19. Liz says:

    Can u let me know if u have spaces available on the comic book illustrations week in July. Thanks liz

    • says:

      Hi Liz, The comic book camps are extremely popular and booking fast, but there are still 6 – 7 places left in the July Camp at Artzone Studios. Call 01 4990614 to book a place. Best regards, Paul

  20. Nita Mishra says:

    WOuld like to enroll my son Tanay Mukerji for the July week for Comic Illustration. He is 11 and a half years old.

    • says:

      Sorry Nita, The July Camp is booked out and on a waitlist. We have places in August in Rathfarnham and Castleknock. Otherwise we have places in the normal Art Camps or Animation in July. Call Rachel on 01 4990614 to discuss. Regards, Paul

  21. Mary Nolan says:

    Hi there,

    I would like to book my 12 year old into the comic book illustration camp in August. She did it last year and would like to do it again. At the same time, I have a 9 year old who would like to do a regular art camp. Is there anything suitable on the same week as the comic book camp in Rathfarnham? Thanks, Mary

    • says:

      Hi Mary, We have some places left in that Comic Book Illustration Course. There is a normal Artzone camp running in Taney Parish Centre that week. You can drop off early and pick up late at one or other camp to help you manage time. Best regards, Paul

  22. Maria says:

    Hello. Probably next year I will book my girls into a day camp in Dublin. Is your camp suitable for international students who are trying to improve their english level? They will be 11 and 13 next year.
    Is it needed to have a very good level in drwaing?

    Thanks, Maria

    • says:

      Sure Maria, The camps are run by qualified teachers supported by visual aids and support studies. We get lots of Spanish, French, German speaking students during the summer. Best regards, Paul

  23. Una Martina McConnell says:

    Hi Art Zone,

    My daughter was unable to attend a summer camp last year, and I was told that that I could keep the credit. Can you please let me know if there is a place in the comic book camp on the 19th of August and could I book please.

  24. Elixabete Zaragoza says:

    Hi, we have two Spanish teenagers (14 & 16) interested in attend Comic Book Illustration Camps 2016. Do you have any vacancy yet?. They are cousins, is the fee for 2nd sibling available for them?. How do we do to book?
    Atentamente / Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best regards

  25. Michelle Higgins says:

    Are there any animation camps in August that may have some spaces left? If so may I please have the link?

  26. Linda Bergin says:

    Hi, I have a 16 year old daughter who is interested in the Comic Book Illustration Academy 2017. Are there any spaces left?

    • says:

      Hi Linda, All three comic bool illustration camps are booking well but there are places in each of them at the moment. We will mark camps as ‘Booked Out’ on the website as they fill. Best regards, Paul

  27. Mark says:

    Hi! My son is 10 on 28th August this year. Would it be possible for him to attend?

  28. Jade says:

    Hi just wondering if there are some places available at your Lucan camp for my 14 year old?

    • says:

      Yes Jade. Actually Lucan is the only venue with a couple of places left in the Comic Book Illustration Camp. Click here to book Best regards, Paul

      • Pamela says:

        Hi just wondering if there are any camps on the northside of Dublin for the comic book illustration. I’ve a very eager 13 yr old.

        Kind regards

        • says:

          Hi Pamela, We are rotating the Comic Book Illustration Tutor – we only have three weeks available during the summer. Lucan would be the closest camp to you. We have a Comic Book Illustration Academy Camp planned for Clontarf at Halloween Break. We are running Drawing Academy in Clontarf and Castleknock this summer also. Regards, Paul

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