winter riverPainting classes run throughout the year. Please contact the Centre for information on available places. The art classes are run in a large studio during the winter months. The students are taught all the basic principles of composition, light and shade, linear perspective, aerial perspective, counter change. All this knowledge can be picked up while painting their favourite picture in the medium of their choice. The students have the option of working in oils, watercolours, acrylics, pastels or simply sketching with a pencil. The choice is theirs.

The classes are very relaxed and informal. The maximum number in the class is 6 to 8 students. Each student is treated as an individual with individual needs. I help them with whatever aspect of art they wish to learn and develop.

I always encourage students to sketch outside from life. The next step is to sit outside with your paints and other materials and create your own original work. This can be a little daunting for some people but if you do a little on a regular basis it becomes easier each time until you build your confidence and then there will be no stopping you.

Morning Painting Classes

  • 10:00am - 12 noon

Evening Painting Classes

  • 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Art Classes Testimonials

"Marie's art classes are instructive, friendly and warm and are held in lovely surroundings."

Teresa O'Dwyer

"The Art & Healing Centre is a beautiful tranquil space which allows for the creativity to flow under the guidance and caring environment of Marie."

Diane Millbery

"Whatever level you are at this school will bring you to higher and higher levels. "

Catherine O'Keeffe

"Since going to art class it has opened my eyes to different shapes and colours in nature and it has made me more observant to different things. I highly recommend coming to the Art and Healing Centre."

Ciara Hoolan

"My life as an artist started the day I saw an advertisement for art classes at the Redwood Studio (Dublin) run by Marie. For me it was the beginning of a new chapter in my life. I had found what I'd been looking for. Right from the start my own creativity came alive and with Marie's encouragement and tuition it flourished and brought me so much joy and peace into my life.

Whilst attending Marie's art classes I was always in awe of her astounding talent, her calm patient guidance and her enthusiasm for all of her students to do well.

I have had many successful exhibitions and participate in People's Art St Stephens Green and Merrion Square (Dublin). I know this may never have happened if it was not for the excellent tuition I received from Marie. It is never too late to start and I cannot recommend a better teacher!"

Anne O'Sullivan

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