Achill Island Art Trip "A great experience, I would highly recommend it.." 

From 20th- 24th June I spent these few days with a group of students from Catherine Lawlor's school of Art. The scenery was amazing, unspoilt and raw. We spent our time sketching and painting and taking photos and had wonderful guidance from Catherine to paint en plein air, to make the most of the scenery in front of our eyes and to capture amazing compositions for the future. When you go on an art trip, you are seeing your surroundings as potential paintings and with Catherine's guidance, they will evolve into your own original work. A great experience, I would highly recommend it, thanks Catherine. 
 
Lavinia O'Leary 
Pallet Knife Workshop with a twist! 
What a fab day. Great idea and hopefully the first of many more. Great concept, great fun and great painting. 
 
CB.  
See the Results 

Pallet Knife Workshop with a twist - 'Trust, wait, paint and see ....' 

Dates: Friday 17th May 2019 
 
Time: 2:30pm to 7:00pm 
 
Cost: €80.00 
 
About: An exciting new concept on the palette knife workshop. Limited to only six students as it's an energetic composition with a twist? 

Grab a Bag Fundraiser - Marie Keating Foundation 

An amazing opportunity ladies, it's a Grab a Bag Sale. Catherine Lawlor School of Art is having a Grab a Bag Sale on Saturday the 18th of May 2019 in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation. 
 
We are looking for nearly new and not too old bags to be donated for Sale and on the day why not browse through our collection and pick yourself up a replacement, you can never have too many bags!.  
 
All Welcome to come along, have some fun and buy a bag for a great cause. 
 
Sale starts at 3:00pm to 5:30pm at Balgriffin Hall, Malahide Road, Dublin 13, get there early to get the best bargains. 
 
If you have a bag to donate call Catherine on 085 710 6895. 
 
Congratulations to Phil Anderson, a student of the Catherine Lawlor School of Art, for winning the Dr Dermot Walsh Memorial Award 2018 for his piece titled 'Nature's Way'. The winning painting was selected by the Health Research Board for the NPIRS Report Cover Design Competition 2018. 
We recentley held a workshop entitled Harbour Lights where we featured moored boats and morning lights. Students created impressionistic oil paintings using a palette knife and they all produced a finished painting in one day. A fun day was had by all while learning lots of tips and tricks.  
 
See some of the amazing work created by the students on this workshop. 

Art Classes at Catherine Lawlor School of Art 

Basic Drawing Class 
At Catherine Lawlor School of Art our art classes run from September through to June every year. They are suitable for students of all levels and you can choose between a morning or afternoon class during week days. We also run an evening class on Monday if you can't make the day classes. 
 
Each Art Class course runs for ten weeks with students attending one class each week. 
 
Each term costs €230.  
 
Mornings Classes: Monday – Friday: 10.30am – 12.45pm 
 
Afternoon Classes: Monday – Thursday: 14.00pm – 16.15pm 
 
Evening Classes: Monday: 20.00pm – 22.00pm 
Where to begin? 
What an incredible trip, it was an absolute pleasure to bring my students to Greece for this year’s Art Holiday to soak up the amazing scenery including some of the world’s greatest ancient temples and amphitheatres at times it was truly over whelming. 
The Acropolis Athens, taken on Catherine Lawlors 'Sketching in Greece' Art Holiday 2018
Acropolis of Athens 
We flew into Athens airport where we were greeted by Dusan our guide, driver and a fountain of knowledge on all things Greek. We headed off to Tolon about a two hour drive to the coast south of Athens to the Hotel Christine where we would be based for the next five days.  
On the way down we stopped off to see the Corinth Canal, a breath-taking feat of engineering completed in 1893 (it was initially planned in 1st Century AD, but what’s the rush). It is 4 miles long and only 70ft wide at the base, and as it turns out not a very practical route for large shipping but it does look incredible. 
Corinth Canal, Greece a tug boat pulling a freighter
The Hotel was in a fantastic location with beautiful sea views. The hotel staff were very helpful and friendly and we enjoyed their hospitality throughout our stay. That evening we had dinner in nearby Nafplio. 
 
So what did we get up to? 

Art Exhibition Raises €3,150 for St Francis Hospice 

Watch the Video of Catherine Lawlor's 16th Annual Art Exhibition. 
For 16th year running Catherine Lawlor's School of Art have been holding an Art Exhibition's in aid of local charities. this year the chosen charity was the St Francis Hospice in Raheny. At the recent Exhibition, held in Malahide Tennis Club, they managed to raise over €3,150.  
 
Last year it was the Jack and Jill Foundation and previously the beneficiaries of the fund raiser include Temple Street Children's Hospital, Marie Keating Foundation, Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Crumlin, CF Hope Foundation, Irish Osteoporosis Society, Down Syndrome Ireland, Cardiac Risk in the Young, Child Vision, Casa Malahide, and the Oncology Ward in Beaumont Hospital.  
 
 
 

Catherine Lawlor's School of Art 

Catherine Lawlor's School of Art invite you to their 16th Annual Art Exhibition to be held at Malahide Tennis Club, Malahide, County Dublin. 
 
An opening night wine reception will be held Friday evening from 8pm (7th Sept.) Admission is free and raffle ticket's are available on the night for some amazing prizes. 
 
The Exhibition will run for two days from Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of September. Doors open from 10.30am to 6pm each day. 
 
All predeceases will go to St Francis Hospice Raheny. 
 
We would love to see you there. 
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