Hanneke Van Ryswyk & David Begley | Printmaking From Life | A Wonderful Weekend!

We welcomed artists Hanneke Van Ryswyk & David Begley to our Life room this weekend where they led a brilliant two day printmaking workshop!

Each morning began with a demonstration of materials and techniques; on Day 1 David focused on anatomy, composition, tone and space through monotype printing and Day 2 saw Hanneke leading the way with drypoint etching combined with monotype printing.

Looking forward to more printmaking at the Schoolhouse in future!

Watch this space!

Just completed a fabulous two day workshop with David Begley and Hanneke Van Ryswyk. Great opportrunity to spend two days life drawing under the tuterage of two amazing artists. I would absolutely reccommend the Schoolhouse for Art. I will definetely be taking more advantage of this amazing local creative space, lovely vibe to the whole place.
— Orla

Some beautiful, atmospheric results…


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