Brush Up Your Art skills

By Leeza Kane

Sandymount School of Art

Would you like to learn new skills in art or brush up on your current skills? A small private art studio in Sandymount offers kids, students and adults of all levels the chance to do just that in a warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere with oil painting, drawing, sculpture and more.

There’s an unlimited amount of materials that can be used in art and students are encouraged to take their own approach. “Someone might want to do portraits, another focus on drawing, watercolour or oils, while kids are often drawn to clay sculpture, drawing mosaic and paper marbling,” says Triona Sweeney (pictured) who runs Sandymount School of Art and is first and foremost a painter. She studied at NCAD (National College of Art and Design) and worked as a teacher at C.U.S (Catholic University School). “I had this vision of teaching art, not just the technique but observing and interpreting in a person’s own style.”

Classes are small and people can treat the studio as their own space and everyone is given individual attention. “It’s not a group presentation so what I am doing is going around to each individual and working with them from the start.” Students of Leaving and Junior Cert or those wishing to enter third level can improve on academic studies and portfolio preparation.

Triona also holds unique art birthday parties for kids where they can choose an art activity along with party food.

In its seventh year, the school has its annual Christmas exhibition on 11th of December to celebrate the achievements of the artists. Classes are on-going and people can join at any time during the year. “There are people who came to the very first class and are still coming here today,” says Triona.
Phone: 086 355 1879

Photo by Leeza Kane.