If you have a child who loves to draw, paint, make and mess about with art ideas Artworks for Me is the place to be!

What happens?

When the children arrive to the class I usually give them a drink and a plain biscuit, either orange or blackcurrant squash or water.  While they are having their snack and settling in,  we discuss what we will be doing during the class.  I explain the project and demonstrate what we will be doing.

In general I would cover painting and crafts on alternate weeks, this gives the children a chance to explore lots of different techniques using different media.

The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, the children are encouraged to share and talk with each other.  They WILL get dirty (it’s an art class after all), so make sure your child has either an apron or an old t-shirt to protect their uniform/clothes.  If your child is shy or nervous you are more than welcome to stay, although usually after the first class the children are happy to be left on their own.

The Clontarf venue is easy to find – in the large room upstairs in the GAA – to access it you just go to the back of the building by walking down the lane to the left of the GAA (past the Siopa on the way to the Astro field) and up the stairs at the rear of the main building.  It’s ideal for art classes because is spacious and has plenty of light with large windows on both sides of the room.

The Donnycarney venue has it’s own dedicated art room, someone at reception can direct you but it’s only down the corridor.

I have been running annual art classes and summer class in Clontarf for 8 years now and weekly classes and art camps in Donnycarney for the past 2.

I have public liability insurance, Garda clearance and have taken Child Protection courses.

Give me a shout if you would like any more information……          .

x Lesa Mirolo