Adult Art Programme

South Dublin’s most creative and professional Adult Art Class Programme @ Artzone Studios beside Rathfarnham Castle.

Not just any old art classes.  Artzone classes are teacher lead with a high quality of  art tuition, with young, enthusiastic, qualified and experienced  art teachers, in a cool environment – Fashion (Sewing), Painting, Drawing, Jewellery, Dress Making, Watercolours …. and more

While every class includes a group ‘Learning Objective’ for beginners and improvers, the classes suit all levels, with a high level of individual tuition.  If you are unsure whether these classes are for you, you can book a trial class before committing longer term.

Extra Adult Art Courses starting in January 2017, but new students are welcome throughout the year, subject to availability.

Painting (Acrylics) – All Levels

Monday 10.00am – 12.00

Monday 7.00 – 9.00pm

Tuesday 2.00 – 4.00pm

Thursday 10.00am – 12.00

Thursday 7.00 – 9.00pm

Friday 10.00am – 12.00

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Watercolour Painting

Wednesday   10.00am – 12.00 with Eimear Tynan

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Drawing – All Levels

Tuesday 10.00am – 12.00

Tuesday 7.00 – 9.00pm

Wednesday 2.00 – 4.00pm

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Jewellery Making

Wednesday 10.00 – 12.00 with Fiona Fewer (Dink Design)
Thursday 7.00 – 9.00 with Fiona Fewer

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Just €120 for 8-week term of 2 hour workshops

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Or to book a 3-class trial voucher for €45
Call us on (01) 4990614


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58 Responses to “Adult Art Programme”

  1. Fiona cronin says:

    Hi, I was hoping to get more information on the art classes. Thanks Fiona.

    • says:

      Hi Fiona, Just email with any questions you have about any particular classes or call us on 01 4990614. Sarah will co-ordinate a response from the Tutor(s) involved. Regards, Paul

  2. niamh keogh says:

    hi just wondering what materials you need to do the beginners painting class oil & acrylics?

    • says:

      Hi Niamh. We will arrange all the materials you need for the classes in bulk to keep costs down. The Tutors are working on this at the moment. We will give you details of the starter pack before you start and have it ready for you at the first class. Regards, Paul

  3. Rachel says:

    What do the stitch and sew classes involve? Does one need to bring their own machine? I am quite a beginner.

    • says:

      Hi Rachel, The course is suitable for beginners and improvers. We have sewing machines in the studio for the classes. Louise will advise you down the line if you wish to invest in your own machine – she has a special deal with Singer for Artzone students. Regards, Paul

  4. adeline molloy says:


    I was wondering whaat is the curriculum for the stitch and sew course and the dressmaking course and what date do they start please

    thank you

    • says:

      Hi Adeline, The course takes you through the process from learning to use a sewing machine, interpret patterns, customise and make your dress. Course start week commencing 10th September. Regards, Paul

  5. Steph Gallagher says:

    Hey, Myself and my friend have bought a three week course in dressmaking from city deals, is it possible to start our three weeks in the 2nd term of the course in November as we are not available in september? I saw in the calender above, there are more classes starting in november. Thanks!

    • says:

      Sure Steph. Just make the booking when you get your voucher or closer to the start of term 2. We will also be adding more courses over time. Regards, Paul, Artzone

  6. Clara says:

    Hi, what is the difference between the stitch and sew class and the dressmaker class? Also, is it possible to bring my own machine because I’m really struggling with it.

    • says:

      The Love your Machine is a more general sewing class – it initially focuses on learning to sew and creating soft furnishings. The dress making class focused on dress making from day 1. You could bring your machine along – Louise would advise you on this after class. Regards, Paul

  7. Ruth says:

    Hi Paul,

    Just wondering here if we need to bring materials to the dressmaking classes? Also, I see that most of the classes are grouped into terms of 8 weeks each but the groupon vouchers are only for 3 classes, in order to complete the course will it be necessary to do all 8 classes?



    • says:

      Hi Ruth, The Groupon is an introductory offer to make sure the course is for you. If you wish to stay on and complete your garment over the 8 weeks you just pay the balance of fees to the end of term. You dont need anything for the first class. Louise will advise you on sourcing your own pattern and materials once you are up and running. regards, Paul

  8. Fiona says:


    I am interested in doing the jewelley making classes. Could you please give me details of the price and when the next course is starting!!



    • says:

      Hi Fiona. The next jewellery course starts this Thursday 15th November at 7pm. The fee is €96 for 8 weeks including all the equipment. Give us a quick call on 01 4990614 to book a place. Best regards, Paul

  9. Jacinta says:

    Hi, my boyfriend is always talking about taking up painting – watercolours. I would love to get him a set of lessons as a Christmas present. Would the adult art class be suitable for someone who is in their 50′s and an absolute beginner?

    • says:

      Hi Jacinta, The classes suit absolute beginners. Many people havent lifted a paint brush since primary school. The teachers are very qualified and used to all ages and abilities. If you give us a call on 01 4990614 we will arrange a nice voucher pack for you. Best regards, Paul

  10. jessica says:

    Hi, i am interested in doing the dress making course but im actually only 16. i was wondering if i could still do it? thanks!

    • says:

      Hi Jessica. We have a wide range of ages at the Fashion and Dress Making Classes. No reason you couldnt do the Dress Making, as long as you are comfortable with the age range. You could book for a trial session (3 classes for €18) before you commit longer term. Best regards, Paul

  11. Rosaria says:


    My friemd got the groupon trial deal for the 3 weeks to try the jewellery course. I was wondering if I could do the 3 classes with her and if so how much it would be?

    Thanks for your help.

    Best regards,


  12. Simone Evans says:

    Hi, im just enquiring about your artzone locations you don’t have any around the Blackrock area or along the coast? When do the classes start back up? and what time of drawings do you do? is it just objects or do you do visuals kind of like expressing yourself art if you get me? Thanks, Simone

    • says:

      Hi Simone, We have classes in Blackrock (Wednesday 4.30); Glenageary (Saturday 11.00am) or Greystones (Monday 4.30). Our teachers work with the Primary School Art Curriculum – the projects tend to include objects or support studies. In the 8+ group the students always design their own art work but they are working with still life objects, photos, pictures, examples … They are working on a tonal drawing exercise based on Australian wildlife at the moment. You are welcome to book a class on a trial basis to see if it suits. Give us a quick call on 01 4990614 to register or book online at any time. Regards, Paul

    • says:

      Sorry Simone, I just realised your question was in respect of the adult art classes. I am afraid we only run adult classes in Rathfarnham, in our studios beside Rathfarnham Castle. Regards,

  13. arthur says:


    Was wondering if would be possible to start some painting classes in January I’m absolute beginner never did any paintings I only do drawings in pencil so far..


    • says:

      They are fabulous drawings Arthur. Any of our painting classes would suit you. Our teachers are all young but experienced, qualified art teachers from NCAD. Pick a painting class that suits and we will set you up with a trial class (€5) before you commit longer term. Give us a quick call on 01 4990614 to register or book online at any time. Regards, Paul

    • arthur says:

      thank you
      is there any painting classes at the moment

      • says:

        Hi Arthur, Painting classes every Monday and Thursday at 10am; and Thursday evening at 7pm. You can book a trial class if you like before committing longer term. Best regards, Paul

  14. Deirdre Fletcher says:

    I’m interested in the sewing classes (probably stitch and sew) .. when does tht term start? I have my own Janome sewing machine but need help getting started properly ..

    Would this class be suitable? What day and times? Or else would I be better doing the dressmaking course? I’m a beginner


    • says:

      No problem Deirdre – either class will suit you, and we will be adding another evening soon. Sarah will be in touch to work out the best class and time for you. Regards, Paul

  15. Hi there

    I would like to take up the offer of trying the jewellery class for a trial. Can I come this the first week in February for the same price as I cannot come this week?

    Also, does the course fee include materials and what sort of things do you do in the class?
    Thank you
    Hannah :)

    • says:

      Hi Hannah, We are extending the €5 trial. Just call Rachel or Sarah on 01 4990614 to secure your trial. Places are limited so there are a couple of places left on that class. Best wishes, Paul

  16. Sophie says:

    Just wondering if the jewellery class is a drop-in class or if it’s also a 8-week course? If drop-in, do you just pay 12€ then every time you come? When does the class start again?


    • says:

      Hi Sophie, The Thursday evening jewellery class is an 8-week course. We do have a jewellery session coming up as part of our ‘Artistic Sunday Series for Adults’. This will take place on Sunday 23rd March, 2.00 – 5.00, limited to 12 places. €45 per attendee, or €40 buddy/ family rate. Best wishes, Paul

  17. Patricia says:

    I am looking for evening class sketching/drawing beginners/intermediate

    • says:

      Hi Patricia, You should try our Wednesday evening drawing class with Hugh – 7 to 9pm. He is a fine artist himself and a qualified art teacher. Call 01 4990614 to arrange a trial. Regards, Paul

  18. Sophie says:


    I’m just wondering if you’re still taking students for the painting and drawing classes or will they be finished soon?

    • says:

      Hi Sophie, There are still students joining both painting and drawing. Class sizes are small so there is plenty of time for one to one with the tutors. You can book a trial class before committing longer term. Regards, Paul

  19. Audrey says:

    Hi My daughter is 16 and is very interested in your sewing classes on Wednesday evenings. Can you give me some information on this please. She has her own sewing machine she did a beginer half day course on getting to know your machine in Poppy met Daisy and now she would love to learn more. Hope to hear from you soon. Ps do you also take on students for work experience in fourth year?
    Best wishes Audrey

  20. Sorcha says:

    Hi, I am interested in starting the adult class of Drawing for Beginners in the next term. Do you think there will be any evening classes starting around September?

    • says:

      Hi Sorcha, Eimear begins a new drawing class next Tuesday 9th September at 7pm in Artzone Studios. Best regards, Paul

  21. Orla says:

    Hi when is the next avaialble adult, beginners sewing class starting please?

    • says:

      Hi Orla, Louise begins a new sewing class next Wednesday 10th September at 7pm in Artzone Studios. Best regards, Paul

  22. Paula says:

    Hi i was interested in doing art classes and jewellery making evening course…was just wondering when the next dates were and how much it would cost..thank you

    • says:

      Hi Paula, Your message has just arrived in our inbox with lots of others. Sorry for the delay in replying. Our classes have just started term 2. You are welcome to book in for three trial classes (€45) before committing longer term. Call Sarah or Rachel on 01 4990614 to arrange. Best wishes, Paul

  23. Marion O'Leary says:

    Hi Paul,

    I would like information on Adult Art classes in Malahide. Thank you.

    • says:

      Sorry Marion, We only do adult classes in Rathfarnham at the moment. We will launch some adult classes in Clontarf/ Raheny in September. Best regards, Paul

  24. Lisa says:

    Hi, I would like to start a beginner adult drawing class! When is the next available one?
    Kind regards,

    • says:

      Hi Lisa, We have just started the Summer term. There are places in the evening class if you would like to try it – call 01 4990614 to book a trial. The morning class is on a waitlist – we will be adding more classes in September. Best regards, Paul

  25. Sarah says:


    I’m interested in taking some art classes and am wondering when I could start?

    I would be interested in evening classes.

    I would like to do oil painting.

    Can you let me know what materials I would need also

    • says:

      Hi Sarah, We are just starting a new term this week, but you can join anytime. The Thursday Class is the smaller class, but if you have painted before there is a lovely group with Orla on Monday evenings. Materials are available for beginners at the classes. The teacher can advise you what and where to buy equipment for your own use. Best regards, Paul

  26. Tamara says:

    hello, I am interested in the adult art classes but I have a problem signing up as I need to register a child…. Do I need to bring a child or is there any other way to register?

    • says:

      Sorry Tamara, The booking system was built to allow parents register themselves and their children. You can register yourself as the parent and student in your case, or just give us a quick call on 01 4990614 and we will sort you out over the phone. Best regards, Paul

  27. Karen says:

    Hi – I’d like to know when you will be starting up after the summer break, and when I could do a 3-class trial? I’m interested in oil or watercolour.

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