Jason Arkles | A Figure Sculpting Masterclass! | August 2019

This August the Schoolhouse for Art was delighted to welcome master sculptor Jason Arkles to Enniskerry!


Jason, a highly regarded international sculptor, travelled from his adopted home of Florence to make his visit to our Schoolhouse for a five day ‘figure sculpting from life’ course.

The class size was limited to 10 students and each participant left our Life Room pretty exhausted, but with many new skills gleaned! Not to mention their own gorgeous reclining nude, ready to be fired!

We can’t wait to have Jason back for another brilliant course!

“Just completed a fabulous 5 day workshop with Florence based Sculptor Jason Arkles in the Schoolhouse for Art. The picturesque village of Enniskerry is host to the quaint 200 year old historic school building...once a local school along with lots of tourist attractions....the schoolhouseforart runs an eclectic mix of high calibre workshops including International teachers held in high regard and...A perfect opportunity to visit this beautiful part of the country...only 40 mins by public transport to Dublin’s city centre”

- Marianne

Jason’s students…AND their sculptures!

​The Enniskerry Field Day

Are you setting up shop at our Enniskerry Field Day this year? 

We have lots of new enquiries so let us know if you would like to exhibit again this year.

The Enniskerry Field Day has moved to a new location Monastery Road, Enniskerry.
Sunday the 10th of September is he date for this crowd-pulling event (up to 10,000 visitors are expected!.)

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Christmas Exhibition at the Schoolhouse for Art

 The 2016 Enniskerry Christmas Art Exhibition is coming soon !

For those of you who have not had the opportunity to visit us recently, we have completed some super structural work over the summer and have officially opened The Schoolhouse Gallery. We've kicked off with Michael Gemmell's 'Above the West' exhibition followed by 'in our own time' an exhibition by the contestants of RTÉ's Painting the Nation programme. We are gaining a great reputation as a great art destination in a stunning location.

The Schoolhouse Gallery: We have a transformed the large schoolroom into a versatile and dynamic art space which transforms from classroom to gallery with the help of our new sliding walls.

Exhibition dates: This year our Christmas exhibition will launch on Friday 9th of December from 7pm with some festive music, mulled wine and nibbles. We will then open over the weekend from 12pm to 5pm Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th which will include some free painting demonstrations by our Art tutors. Weather permitting we will have Santa pose for us for a life drawing/painting session


Want to exhibit with us ?

Commissions and bank fees:  
As usual there is no commission taken on sales if the artist is in attendance over the weekend. For the artists that would prefer to let us handle their sales we will charge 20% commission. A 5% fee will be charged on any credit card transactions to cover bank charges and administration.


Fee options: We have two optional hanging spaces as a result of our new gallery format:
Type 1. Wall space; 10'x4' (width may vary slightly) 10mm mdf panels (16 spaces) - price €75
Type 2. Self standing units; Two units (12 spaces) in the centre of the floor (similar to last year) 8'x4' - price €60


naturally we would like to accommodate all artist's applications however as we have less hanging space available this year we will be reviewing the applications and choosing those we feel are most suitable. If you would like a space please submit the following for consideration;
Your Name
Your Email address
Three samples of paintings you propose to exhibit.
Indicate whether you want stand type 1. or type 2.
Hopefully you will join us this year as we get into the festive swing.

Schoolhouse for Art May Art Fest

Not only is National drawing day 2016 just around the corner but so is the Summer !!

We are so happy about this here at the Schoolhouse for Art that as well as our plans to join forces with the National Gallery of Ireland and celebrate National Drawing day on the 21st of May.

We are going to keep up the celebrations for the full weekend with the …. "Schoolhouse for Art May Art Fest"

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