“Creativity takes courage” – Henri Matisse
What People are saying about us
My love and passion for art has grown over many years. Catherine has guided me along this path and opened my eyes, so that I can create my own original work. Catherine encourages all her students to experiment with different mediums, to ‘move out of their comfort zone’ and widen their range of artwork. The workshops, artist’s demonstrations and painting holidays at home and abroad have given me the tools to experiment and improve my own art.
I joined Catherine Lawlor School of Art 14 years ago as a complete novice. I enjoy the relaxed, informal atmosphere in the class. It built my confidence and communication skills. Catherine is a wonderful caring tutor. She is very helpful understanding and nothing is too much trouble for her. She inspires and motivates you. I love my art classes and hope too for a very long time to come….
Catherine Lawlor is the most enthusiastic, imaginative and informative art teacher. She also has a keen eye for colour and colour mixing. Everyone who attends Catherine’s classes improve both their painting skills and their knowledge of art. Students learn about composition, different painting styles and techniques while retaining their own interpretation of the subject, and their own ‘style’ of painting. Catherine also has palate knife classes, painting trips both abroad and in Ireland and hosts an annual art exhibition in Malahide. As a long time student of Catherine’s classes, I have seen my standard of painting And enjoyment of painting improve year upon year.
Finding the Catherine Lawlor School of Art was the most fantastic thing that happened for me. There had been other classes that I had attended but none of them were a match for Catherine’s classes.
Catherine is an exceptional teacher, with an unending supply of knowledge, skill and ability, she is kind and thoughtful in her approach to art, yet will not be happy until you are happy with your work.
The trips abroad that I have travelled on with Catherine and other students in the art school , have been a revelation , something that I would not have previously thought of doing, for myself, and the learning curve for Plein Air was so enjoyable.
Classes, Pallet knife Days, Trips to Europe, a yearly exhibition, great friends for life… ….. that is why 10 years later I am still with Catherine and her school.
Ten Week Art Classes
Now enrolling for January 2018
10 Week Art Classes
Classes run from Monday to Friday. Each term costs €220. Students are given the choice of one class per week over the 10 weeks.
Mornings: Monday – Friday: 10.30am – 12.45pm
Afternoons: Monday – Thursday: 14.00pm – 16.15pm
Evening Classes: Monday: 20.00pm – 22.00pm at Baldoyle Community Centre.